This picture frame was given to me by a co-worker. She purchased it from Chapters. I almost didn’t do pregnancy photos but now I’m so glad that I did!
Since our daughter is almost 1 year old, I think it’s about time that I post a tour of her nursery! Ha. I had planned to go off work a week early so that I could finish up the nursery and check items off my to-do list before my due date. Isn’t that a novel idea? Our baby wanted to remind us that life is unpredictable so she came a week before her due date. I stopped working and went into labour the next day. As a result, we’ve finished decorating her nursery a little bit here and there over her first year.
We decided to wait until the birth to find out if we were having a girl or a boy. Hence, the nursery is fairly gender neutral. I was happy with the already existing wall colour (light green) so I didn’t need to paint while pregnant. Disclaimer: this is a teeny tiny nursery! A VERY small room. It was a challenge getting all of the furniture to fit just right. You’ll see that we have a mix of white and dark wood in her nursery. It bothered me at first but now I don’t mind it one bit.
Found the “You Are My Sunshine” at Winners. Her change pad is called the Peanut Diaper Change Pad. It’s made in NY State and is the easiest thing to clean – no change pad covers required. Comes in all different colours but brown was what was available at the time. Our rocking chair came from Toys R Us.
Crib from Toys R Us. Dresser was my husband’s growing up. We bought the net to put stuffed toys in off Amazon.
This book is so precious to us. Since we have two copies of it, I wanted to display one of them in her nursery. The egg that sits next to it was given to us at her birth by my sister. The stars on it are neat because she was born at night and the egg reminds us that she was born at Easter!
We removed the old (and very loud!) closet doors and put a light curtain there instead. The LOVE plaque is also from Winners.
I made this plaque for her nursery when my husband and I went on our first date since her birth! The bear was given to us at our baby shower. It says, “Now I lay me down to sleep…” Isabel loves her “prayer bear!”
We bought this shadow box at Winners. While our nursery is essentially a “no theme” nursery, we wanted a splash of yellow to go along with “You Are My Sunshine”. The song, “You Are My Sunshine” took on new meaning for me as our daughter is our rainbow baby (our pregnancy after a miscarriage). During her first weeks home, I sang this song to her often, “you make me happy when skies are grey, you’ll never know dear, how much I love you, so please don’t take my sunshine away!”This shadow box is full of meaning (minus the video camera for her baby monitor!). The moose on the top represents our baby who is in heaven. The book in the back is a from my childhood and the baby shoes are my husband’s. So there’s a little piece of her immediate family (me, my husband and our baby who is in heaven) represented in her nursery.
Last but not least, her bookshelf!
Since both my husband and I are big readers,
we put a lot of thought into her library before she was born.
I also want to make note of the basket on the top of her bookshelf. This is so handy! We place items in here that aren’t dirty but will be worn again soon (ex: sleep sack).
And on the top shelf, those two chocolate boxes are perfect for random items (such as her hairbrush and also toys that I use to keep her still during a diaper change, ha!).
I love our daughter’s nursery.
No real theme.
Tiny yet cozy.
Simple yet elements of meaning through out.
There ya go.
This concludes the tour of our daughter’s nursery🙂
Hope you enjoyed!