I mentioned this week that Cooper turned 3 months old so I guess it’s time to show off his room, if I waited until I was “done” with it he’d probably be 18 years old! (All resources are listed on the bottom of this post.)
Here is the before photo that we all love to see!
Obviously the room wasn’t really being used. The overflow of my fabric ended up in the room along with some baby stuff from our prior pregnancies and don’t even ask about the curtains!
The first thing I did was have the room painted Sherwin Williams Proper Gray. After the room was painted I had Drew install the pendant lighting I talked about here.
I have to admit the room doesn’t really have a theme, it’s more about elements that both my husband and I like and items that mean something to us.
My husband loves bulldogs and thought at one point the only boy he’d ever have was a future bulldog. He won’t be getting his bulldog anytime soon so I thought I’d incorporate some in Cooper’s room!
Here’s a corner of the room with Cooper’s chalkboard play table, Star Wars Prints (daddy’s doing) and gallery wall with some of my favorite children’s books and a paint by number of a space ship Cooper’s sister Sloan painted many years ago.
The crib was a bargain at $75.00 on sale. I bought it at Walmart. I wanted something very simple with clean lines. Cooper is my last baby and I couldn’t justify spending a fortune on his crib and this is my justification for buying a more expensive bed when he’s a big boy!
I painted the painting above the crib and the planet mobile above the bed came from a local shop in Indianapolis.
The mirror and the lamp have been painted twice now, this is what happens when you spend 2 months in the room not sleeping and over analyzing your baby’s bedroom.
I’m so glad I decided to put my birthday chaise in Cooper’s room. I’ve spent a lot of nights in this room and it’s super comfortable. I love snuggling with Cooper in the chair and I cannot wait to read stories with him in it when he gets bigger.
The yellow storage cubes originally were unfinished wood boxes that I painted yellow and stenciled with robots in blue. I bought the robot stencil from Hobby Lobby. I also lined the bookcase with yellow and gray honeycomb fabric that I purchased from Jo Ann’s fabric.
My best friend since I was in grade school dad is a wood worker, I bought this car for Cooper because it reminded me of the toys he used to make that I used to think were so cool.
I kept the window treatments very simple. The curtains are white and are from Target. The roller shades are black out shades. The most important thing was function, I wanted the room dark during the day. Of course I couldn’t just leave the curtains and shades plain so I trimmed them with black thick trim. I also bought plastic handles for the bottom of the shades and sprayed them brass to match the dresser hardware.
I hope you enjoyed Cooper’s nursery tour. My heart went into this room and I love spending time in here and am loving every moment of being Cooper’s mommy!
If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!
Crib – Walmart
Star Sheets – Target
Crib Bedskirt – Land of Nod
Crochet Blanket – My sweet friend Nansie (:
Chaise Lounge – Ballards Design
Reading Light – Target
Star Wars Prints – Pottery Barn Kids
Mini Globe Night Light – Land of Nod
Succulents – Allisonville Nursery
Black Side Table – Midland Antiques
White Curtains – Target
Roller Shades – Home Depot
Play Table – Target
Play Chairs – Irvington Antique’s
Black Floating Shelves – Container Store
Blue Lamp – Home Goods
Diaper Pad – Etsy
Mirror – Home Goods
Ethan Allen Dresser – Indianapolis East Side Thrift Store
3 Black and White Striped Hooks – Anthropologie
Dog Hanger – Urban Outfitters
Dog Sweater and Hat – Baby Gap
Bookshelf – Target
Robot Print – Brandon with Glasses
Acrylic Lamp – Target
Planet Mobile – Mass Avenue Toys
Book Worm – Mass Avenue Toys
Pillows – Etsy
Robot – Mass Avenue Toys
Wooden Car – Zuilly
Gray Rug – Rugs USA
Hamper – Ikea