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It’s been so hard not to bombard my baby brother and sister-in-law about their baby making plans. Because a) ew and b) nunya… but when they announced at Christmas that they were expecting a baby you better believe I went into full-on Auntie mode and started shopping, planning and offering as much help as I could. Thankfully, Jessica, my sister-in-law, is more amused than annoyed by my over-exuberant involvement and let me help finish the nursery.
They aren’t finding out the gender of the baby until he or she arrives and since their style is very neutral, it made sense to do a neutral nursery that baby could grow into. Jessica had a great start with some killer scores: the white Ikea dresser, a beautiful rocker from Costco, big soft rug, and neutral white crib.
A quick Saturday morning run to Ikea finished off the room (and by quick, I’m going to totally brag and tell you we were in and out in under 45 minutes. My brother power shops, y’all!). We grabbed the cool wood shelf, plant and pot, lamp, pillow cover and insert, a basket, a couple of stuffed animals and the baby stacker toy.
The side table was a HomeGoods find and the gray fluffy rug was a CostCo score from a couple of years ago.
The sweet baby animal prints are from the Baby Animals collection by artist Cass Loh. The 16×20 prints arrived framed and ready to hang on the wall. We went round and round trying to pick two animals, and Jessica settled on the sweet lamb and bunny.
This really cool shelf from Ikea was surprisingly easy to hang, and knowing it would soon fill with all sorts of baby and kid stuff, we kept it simple with some sweet stuffies, their announcement picture that her baby shower hostesses had everyone write messages on, a print from their beach maternity session and a plant that will take some ignoring without much complaint.
I love the simple and clean lines of the crib and all the sheets Jessica registered for are in shares and various gray patterns.
We put a low watt bulb in this Ikea lamp and a textured wool pillow in the chair. Swaddles, light blankets and burp cloths are tucked into the Target rope basket within easy reach.
Forgoing a traditional changing table for a changing pad on the dresser was a practical decision – and everything within reach of the changing pad was secured well to avoid a wiggly baby from pulling anything down in a few months! By combining textures, similar tones, and adorable art, we finished off the nursery and are awaiting baby’s arrival any day!