Apr 1, 2015

A room for Lemon

Happy April! It's officially the month of my due date - woo hoo! I thought it would be fun today to share pictures of the room we have for Lemonhead - he won't be sleeping there for awhile (he'll be in a bassinet/co-sleeper near our bed for the first few months), but we'll definitely be using it in other ways.

Let me just start this post by saying, I am not a craft-type person. Sure, I knit, but that's about where it ends. I don't enjoy DIY projects, or really even decorating things to an extent. So I was shocked when I enjoyed the whole process of pulling Lemon's room together.

We rent, so we didn't paint walls (these are the color they were when we moved in); we did use a decal, but otherwise it's just frames hung on the walls for decoration. Also, I am humbled at how little money we spent on his room, because we found such good deals on things, already had some furniture, and were gifted everything else. Maybe that's why I love this space so much - I can feel the love of the community around us, already supporting this little boy.

But enough talking, right? Below are pictures of the space - not in the best light (it was mid-afternoon when I took them), but I was tired, and wanted to pack the camera back up in the hospital bag - ha!

As you enter:
To the left when you walk in his room - changing table/dresser, nightstand, and glider. (There's also a diaper genie to the left of the changing table - my mom was very concerned she didn't see that in a picture I sent her, so I reassured her we had one and it would be put to good use!)
I've loved Sharon Montrose's work for years, so when a friend gifted us these baby animal prints I squealed in delight!
This might be my favorite corner - the glider was gifted to us, and I'm so excited to be sitting below this print from Read Between the Lines - it was one of the first things I saw months ago, and told myself if we got "far enough" in the pregnancy I'd let myself buy it for the baby.
The painting was also done for us by a friend - and I love that it's animals but still ties us together as a family.
I worked with a fabulous Etsy shop to create this custom decal for over Lemon's crib. This is the second verse of the lullaby I sing to him every night - it's from Mary Poppins and always makes me smile because it's all about reverse psychology. Never too early to do what needs to be done for sleep, am I right?
A lot of these picture frames still need to be filled, but the one on the top right is a digital frame, and I'm excited to be able to fit lots of photos on there! Also, this print is from a friend and makes me smile - both because yes, I believe our life is about to become chaotic like a circus, but also because it's a fun reminder of my 30th birthday party!
Not the best picture, but I wanted to show how blessed this baby is already with books! I'm determined to raise a reader!
Last little corner of the room - a hanging stand with a few more pictures on it. (There's also a basket below with stuffed animals but I couldn't fit it all in one frame).
(Also, I didn't show you the closet because, well it's pretty much just storage for bins of clothes and diapers, and that's not super interesting).

So there you have it! Lemon, your room is ready - you just have to get here so you can enjoy it!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Fun! I love how it turned out! And it worked out well that the walls were already a neutral color that works with your decor! I love the gray and yellow combo!

And yea! You made it to April aka the diamond birth stone month. :)

I can't wait to see Lemon's room in person when I visit this summer!

Stephany said...

I love Lemon's room! And I especially, especially, especially love the "You are my bucket list" print. That one might have brought a few tears to my eyes!

Nora said...

Can't wait to see the room in August!!!! And cuddle him. And hug you! It's going to be epic. Love the room, everything about it. He's such a lucky boy already :)

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I can feel the warmth in that room jumping right off the computer screen. You've done a lovely job decorating. I'm sure you'll go cross-eyed spending countless nights staring at those walls as you wish Lemon to sleep, lull Lemon to sleep, beg Lemon to sleep, dare Lemon to sleep. At least you'll be surrounded by thoughtful love all around you. =)

Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com said...

Love this! Can't wait until Lemon makes his arrival. <3 Thinking of you & Ben during the home stretch.

Amber said...

You guys did such a wonderful job putting Lemon's room together. I love it! That "You're my bucket list" print is so so sweet.

Nicole said...

It's perfect!!

StephTheBookworm said...

New blog visitor and I just have to say I LOVE your nursery! I just had a baby boy in January, and his nursery is also gray and yellow. We did an elephant theme. I wanted to do something different than the usual blue for boys and am so happy with how it came out. Your nursery is just amazing! :) Best of luck to you. I will definitely be following along.

Emily Ward said...

Thanks for sharing! I love all the pictures I his room--you don't see that too often but pictures are so great and homey.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Love it!

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