It took me and hubby a while to find the perfect color for the nursery that we both liked. If you remember my previous blog post, we decided on Palladium Blue. It is the perfect seafoam blue-ish type of color. This color worked great.
Below is a pic of the room from the entrance.
We decided on a dark wood crib. The crib is the Lauren Crib from Wal-Mart.
The big wall behind the crib was designed partially by me and hubby. Hubby made the U,C,K,E,R letters from a fat head poster that he had in his game room. It was a great idea since the backing is sticky. The "T" letter is a wood letter that we used at our wedding. I glued the letter to card stock and put it in a espresso frame. Since the wooden letter is thick the glass to the frame would not fit on, but I think it looks great without the glass.
Since we were going with a sheep theme. I really wanted something sheep related on the back wall. I found the counting sheep decals on etsy.com
I placed them over the bed in a fashion as if they were jumping over the bed.
The sheep mobile is from pottery barn and was a gift from my sweet friend, Deena. It plays Mary had a little lamb.
I got the idea for the baskets from another blog. I thought this would be a great solution to store books and toys. Hubby installed the hooks so that the baskets can be easily taken down to pick up toys, etc and hung back up once playtime is over. Also, I think the baskets keep the clutter at bay. The baskets are the Rachel Baskets from World Market.
The curtains are from Ross.
Below the baskets is where I envision as the "play area". Right now we have Tucker's activity mat there. The activity mat was a gift from my friend, Kristina. Tucker LOVES this kick and play mat. I can literally leave him there for a whole hour and he will smile, laugh, and play.
I finally got a night light for the room. It has been a lifesaver because I don't have to turn on the bright light during night feedings and this keeps me from stimulating Tucker during the feed and thus he usually goes right back to sleep. Also, the night light helps because Tucker has some light to see his mobile in the middle of the night and he can soothe himself back to sleep by staring at it.
Also, I wanted to point out that I put the bumper on the outside of the crib at the bottom of the crib. Bumpers inside the crib are stated to be a cause of SIDS, and I wanted to still use the bumper is some way. I found this idea from pinterest.
The soft animals inside the crib are removed when Tucker goes to bed.
Attached on the left side of the crib is the sleep sheep. It makes rain sounds, ocean sounds, whale sounds, etc. This is great white noise and helps Tuck Tuck sleep.
On the floor is a REAL sheepskin rug to go along with the sheep theme. It is SOOOOOO soft. Tucker loves lying on it. The rug is from Sam's Club. Oh, I came up with the sheep/ lamb theme from the verse the "PRECIOUS LAMB OF GOD" :-)
In the corner of the room is the rocking chair and the ottoman also rocks. The rocking/gliding chair and ottoman is originally from Target, but I purchased it from a seller on craigslist at a great price. The brand/manufacturer is white castle and is a really great brand. The chair is very comfy and love rocking and holding my baby in it.
The lamp behind the chair is from Ikea.
On the wall by the door is a growth chart that my mom bought Tucker. I can't wait to take pics of him by it as he grows.
On the edge of the crib we have his video camera. Since Tucker's nursery is upstairs and our master is downstairs, this is a God send to keep an eye on him. The camera allows us to play music for Tuck to hear or we can even talk to him from our handheld device through the camera. It has a great night vision, and I can see him perfectly at night. Also, the good thing about the camera is you can add additional cameras to the device and you can view up to 5 cameras on your handheld device. This is great when you have additional kids!!!
On the ceiling fan chain I put this ornament. It was on the gift bag from my friend, Artaska.
Here's just another look inside the baskets. Gosh, how I love those baskets. Hubby reads a book to Tucker before bedtime every night. :-) It makes my heart melt every night!!!!
Up close view of the "T"
This blanket is from my sister Sharon and brother in law Greg. It comes in handy to put on my legs at night during feedings. We keep Tucker's room cool (again this recommended to prevent SIDS). So, this warm blanket is great.
This is the photo gallery wall. Right now I just have childhood pictures of me and hubby along with Tucker's ultrasound pic and my maternity pic. I plan to add more photos of Tucker to this wall. Also, the you are my sunshine art is from Home Goods. I sing this song to Tucker each night before bedtime.
The dresser is from IKEA. I loved this dresser so much that I just had to have it in the room. It was a bit over our budget, but we made it work. The round mirror is from Home Goods. I knew that I wanted a round mirror for the wall. Also, I wanted a WHITE dresser because the room is small and I didn't want too much dark wood in the room because it might make the room appear smaller.
So, as you can see in the room I used white and espresso mixed (i.e. white frames and espresso frames on the wall, white dresser, espresso crib, espresso mirror, white rug, white curtains)
The changing pad on the dresser is from Burlington. The brown changing pad cover is from Marshalls. We already had the small TV in my office. We moved the workout room TV to my office and moved this smaller TV to Tucker's room.
The TV comes in handy to play children's music for Tuck Tuck.
I made this mobile to go over the changing pad. I will post a tutorial on how I made it later. It is just something great for Tucker to look up at as I am changing him. I got the sheep from ebay. They are originally from bath and body works.
Love these classic shoes that my sister Sharon bought Tucker that I had to "display" them on his dresser.
This snow globe is from our friends Angela and Stan. It plays the Lord is my Shepherd.
So, that is Tucker's room. I really think it is the BEST room in the house. I love spending time in there with him. It is so tranquil and relaxing. I like to think that Tucker loves it too.