Jaxon’s Nursery Reveal

Over the past several months, Ryan and I have been getting the nursery ready for Jaxon’s arrival! It’s been SO much fun picking paint colors, the furniture pieces, and all the little decorations that make a room complete. I’ll take you on a virtual tour of the room below…

I was obsessed with the idea of striped walls, and thankfully I have an incredibly sweet husband who was willing to oblige. We decided on light tan and cream stripes, and tackled the room armed with Frog Tape (took around 6 hours to complete). The cute little “J” on the door was a gift from my friend Shea!

The color palate we chose for the room was white, cream, tan, shades of blue and orange. I personally wanted a nursery that felt calm and peaceful with a bit of sophistication. After all, the nursery is partly for the parents to enjoy too right? =)

I loved the idea of a cornice over the window, which again… my handy husband made for me. He cut a piece of plywood, wrapped it with batting, and then stapled the fabric on (following this tutorial). Ryan also helped me create the “Jaxon” banner over the crib using pieces of linen and burlap triangles – hot glued to a strip of twine. Then we sponge painted the letters onto each piece for his name.

For the changing table/storage, we got the Hemnes 8-drawer dresser from Ikea. It was the perfect size and priced right!

There is a subtle “owl theme” happening in the nursery, so this Target Owl Lamp was a must. I wasn’t loving the plain black lampshade that came with the lamp, so we added our own blue and white houndstooth fabric to the shade using this tutorial.

The wall art was purchased from Henry James Paper Goods Etsy shop. I loved the whimsical prints, and working with another designer who was willing to make some custom changes for me. The frames were from Pier1 Imports.

One of the splurges was the bookshelf from Land of Nod. It was too cute to pass up! The bottom storage bin is perfect for all his stuffed animals, and I love the paneled back. The adorable crate bin for toys was also a gift from my friend Shea!

My BFFL sewed those fabric liners for the baskets! I’m lucky to have talented friends =)

The cloud shelves were also a Land of Nod purchase, and I can’t wait to test out the “Tickle Monster Laughing Kit“. It came complete with fuzzy monster hands to use for tickling while reading the book (thanks again Matthew and Grace!) =)

The wooden toys – boat, plane and car were baby shower gifts and one of our favorite items in the room!

Jaxon has LOTS of books, and the cutest little owl bookends to hold them in place.

Another favorite item is the Pali Lucca Convertible Crib. I love the paneling at the top! And believe it or not… my husband made the crib skirt. This crib wasn’t exactly skirt friendly, so we had to get pretty creative to make something that would work. Thanks Ashley for sewing the polka dot sheets =)

The custom mobile was from Lovefelt Creations etsy shop. The designer even let me mail her pieces of our fabric to incorporate into the mobile. I can’t even hannnnndle how cute this turned out!!!

After scouring the internet, I finally found the perfect round rug at Urban Outfitters. The shade of blue is SPOT on! My mother-in-law sewed the comforter hanging over the crib railing =)

We found a rocking chair that also has the option to recline from Walmart. It’s seriously the most plush, soft, coziest thing ever! Ashley also made the chair pillow complete with tan pipping. It’s perfect! The canvas curtains were from Cost Plus World Market. And I can’t forget… I got his baby book from Two Giggles Etsy Shop.

This boy has the cutest clothes! I only bought a few things, and most everything else was from friends and family.

We’ve opted to use The Honest Company disposable diapers which are 100% bio-degradable and non-toxic, made from natural plant based materials. I love their fun patterns!

I’m also obsessed with all the items we got from Hello Mango. The owner Sally makes the CUTEST baby items, like these bibs (shown above), to burp cloths, plush dolls and plenty of other adorable things.

Well, that pretty much wraps up the tour of Jaxon’s nursery! The only thing missing is JAXON =) I am getting so anxious to meet my sweet little boy, and actually use this nursery we’ve invested so much time and energy into. We’re ready for you baby boy!

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  • Emily - September 6, 2012 - 8:28 am

    SoooSoooSooo cute! I LOVE it! I can’t even describe how much I love it! Jaxon has the best room EVER!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - September 6, 2012 - 9:41 am

    I love it!!! So darling. I am so excited for you and Ryan! Can’t wait to meet Jaxon :) he is already blessed having such fun parents!ReplyCancel

  • ASHLEY - September 6, 2012 - 10:59 am

    SERIOUSLY?!?! Just when you think you have seen the most adorable nursery on Pinterest …. You hit us with this?!?! Its perfect! Your such a good nester ;) I love everything about it! CAN.NOT.WAIT.TO.MEET.THIS.BOY.ReplyCancel

  • Emily J - September 6, 2012 - 11:13 am

    Everything turned out perfectly! You did an amazing job coordinating everything – beautiful, just beautiful! And you’re totally right…the nursery is for the mom :) ReplyCancel

  • Siriana - September 6, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    It turned out so well! Talk about making room for this little man! He has such a sweet space to be loved on! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - September 6, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    So cute Megan. I’m so happy for you and Ryan can’t wait to see little Jaxon! :) ReplyCancel

  • robin sturm - September 7, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Megan,
    LOVE.LOVE.LOVE all this! Your pics are adorable and i am seriously impressed with all you’ve done to make this such a warm, cozy welcoming room! Can’t wait to meet Jaxon!!

    ^___^
    robin sturmReplyCancel

  • Grama Loy - September 7, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Nursery came out great! It is just as I pictured based on your vision. I can’t wait to meet our sweet little boy too. I admire all your family and friends who are so crafty and talented.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - January 7, 2013 - 5:17 am

    I’m late to the party but I just wanted to say that I love the nursery.

    Could you possibly do a tutorial on the banner?ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - January 1, 2014 - 7:35 am

    Just came across your page…love this nursery decor so much! Can you tell me what size prints you ordered from Henry James? It seems the middle is larger than the outer two…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia - March 30, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Hi! I love how this turned out! Can I ask what paint colors you used for the walls?ReplyCancel

  • Chloe - August 21, 2014 - 10:42 am

    I love what you did with the room – I’m going for exactly the same for our baby girl but pink instead of blue/teal. Can I also ask what paint colors you used? I’m looking for the perfect beige for a baby room and it’s so hard! Thanks!ReplyCancel

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