Addison's Nursery

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I have been meaning to post a tour of Addie's nursery forever now and I finally was able to carve out a few minutes to take pictures!  

When we found out we were expecting I knew I wanted to go with a "Woodland" themed nursery.  Aaron and I both like the outdoors (him even more than me) and we wanted to incorporate that into the nursery.  I made a secret Pinterest board and started the planning process.  To be honest, I didn't find a ton of "Pinsperation" and what I did find was basically the same stuff on different blog pages.  So, for the most part, I just combined things that I found online and in store and went from there.  Then, when we found out we were having a girl, I had to figure out a way to incorporate fairies.  I mean, what magical woodland forest doesn't have fairies!?  Turns out the fairies are Addie's favorite part!  

So without further adieu, Addison's nursery... ps. I tried to include as much information as I could (and links) in case you are putting together your own woodland themed nursery :) 

This is the view from the crib. The little chair is from Pottery Barn and was a "welcome to the family" gift from my brother and his family. The pillow  (which I love) has Addie's birth stats on it and I bought it from Brickyard Buffalo which is one of those sites that cycles through products so it is not available as I type this however,
The bookshelves are from IKEA and were natural colored, navy, then stripped down and stained to match our woodwork.  My husband is a patient man!
Here is half of her closet...the clothes at least.  Embarrassed to say that half of her wardrobe is still in tubs downstairs?  Baby girl clothes are like crack. The other half of her closet is full of diapers, wipes, toys and other supplies.
Here is the view from the closet.  I knew I wanted a mural of trees and took for-ever to pick out exactly what I wanted.  I wanted them floor to ceiling so they would be a little more realistic.  I found them on Etsy and they did come with leaves but after we put them up, I liked the tranquility of them minus the leaves.
Enter the fairies!  Addie is OB-sessed with these.  As soon as she could see far enough her eyes were locked in on them and in love. They were the first thing that got her super excited, hands and feet flying everywhere talking up a storm.  It makes my Mama heart happy to know she loved them so much.  I made the little mobile with a little wreath and ribbon from Michaels along with the felted flowers I found there as well.
The actual fairies are from Israel.  Normal right?  I searched and searched for the perfect little fairies and when I found them I knew they were the ones!  The shop owner was so sweet and custom made the pink and blue fairies after I feel in love with the green fairy that was on her site.  
I love how it turned out and that it makes our girl so happy to watch her fairies. 
I also got my craft on by making this super easy initial.  I just used one of those wooden letters from Michaels and hot-guled this greenery from Pottery Barn.  Super easy! 
I ordered these prints from Etsy as well.  It is hard to say but the first one (with the heart) says "For this Child I Prayed"  the second says "Though She Be But Little She is Fierce" and lastly "A is for Addison".  I also had these custom made by the awesome shop owner, Cate.  The colors didn't match the linens perfectly and I'm kind of a freak that way so I sent her a picture of the linens and she made the prints to match.  Awesome! The white frames are ones we had from Michaels.
The rocker and ottoman are from Target and has a super long (and annoying) story to go along with it.  I'll just say I literally spent over 8 HOURS of my time getting it straightened out with Target. Boo.  It's comfortable but honestly I wish I would have gone with this one our friends have .  Its like sitting in a cloud. An awesome rocking cloud.

The little side table and the lamp that is never on and does not serve a purpose are both from Target but I purchased them on clearance so they are no longer available.  The Owl Humidifier and the sound machine can be found at Target or on amazon.  We LOVE the sound machine and have had it on every night since the day she was home. On the rain setting, not the ocean!

Our changing table is from Ikea (my husband protested at first) in washed white and I LOVE it.  It's really a dresser since we didn't want to have a traditional changing table that would only serve one purpose.  She will have this dresser for a while and it's taller than most changing tables which is great since my husband and I are both tall.  

I love the little diaper caddy thing which is from Target.  The other little items on her dresser are the stuffed squirrel from Anthropologie which is no longer available since I bought it before I was pregnant (I know), the little hedgie is from Pier One (again unavailable!), the leaf is from an adorable store called Patina in Minneapolis , the little stuffed raccoon is from a claw machine in Jackson Hole Wyoming, I am a beast at the claw...ask my husband. The little warmer is from Scentsy and is no longer available.  I had it in our house a long time ago and just think it looks cute in her room, I don't really use it.  Here is a similar one a found. 
This little guy is her sensor as we call it.  Basically it just senses her breathing and if she would stop breathing an alarm would sound.  We LOVE this thing.  It has allowed me to sleep peacefully knowing that she is still breathing.  I know, there are mixed reviews about this and blah blah blah but honestly it reduces my anxiety and allows me to get as much sleep as I can at night!  We put it on her diaper when she goes to bed, then layer a tight onesie so she can't wiggle it off, then her fleece pajamas.  She has had a few times that she wiggled it off and wowza, I have never ran so fast in my find her snuggled away in her crib.  But, good to know it works! Love love love it! 
We are also huge fans of her video monitor .  I love being able to roll over at night when I hear her wake up to see if she is really up or trying to put herself back to sleep.  I say to myself "shut your eyes...shut your eyes...please baby shut your eyes..." and watch her drift back to sleep...most nights! 

View from the crib.  My mom made adorable changing pad covers but I took a picture of her prototype, while cute, the other patterns are way cuter and match her crib sheets!
And of course, her Cuckoo Clock which she also adores!  Ever since she was tiny she would crank her neck back and watch the bird on the bottom swing back and forth.
We keep tons of stuff in her "changing table" here is a little peek inside.  Fleece pjs, diapers, tons of socks, booties and hats. 
Then the crown jewel of her nursery: the crib!  My husband, father and friend of the family built the crib for Addison... and our other babies, and their babies, and their babies babies :).  But they didn't just built it, they cut the tree down, made it into boards, sanded, assembled and sealed this beauty!
All of the hard work paid off because, boy does she love her crib.
And we love her.  And that she loves her crib.
And her fairies.
She LOVES those fairies!

I hope you enjoyed Addie's nursery tour!  Let me know if you have any questions or if I forgot to tag something!  I know how it is falling in love with something you see on the internet then not being able to find it!  : )

**DISCLAIMER: I did use some affiliate links in this post.  That means that if you purchase something through these links I get a tiny, tiny fraction of that kicked back to me.**

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