Thursday, May 8, 2014

Miles' Nursery

My sweet mother flew out last week to help me with the disaster that once was the nursery.  For the last 3 months, this room had been a crib and a huge pile of clothes.  And then Jan worked her magic.
I'm not a theme person.  I don't do themes or tons of matchy-matchy stuff.  We painted this room around Labor Day in 2012 with the intention it would eventually be the nursery.  I chose the color Kind Green by SW because I tend to like color and then I'll box myself in trying to use accessories that aren't overwhelming.  I went back and forth between owls and elephants before deciding I really liked penguins.
So Miles has a penguin nursery.


My mom found the little penguin lamp and bedding.  Actually, she found the picture that's over the crib yeah, Jan did everything.  The "M" on the bookshelf was from our wedding.  Reduce, reuse, recycle.

 This is the changing table that my sweet friend refinished for us.  And the cart is from the nightmarish hellscape that is IKEA.  Those walls photograph really green.  I promise they aren't quite that green in person.  The little blanket on the changing pad goes with his layette (again, courtesy of Gammy Jan) and it's Paty Inc, which means I want an adult size one to sleep with.

I thought about putting an orchid or other plant on that little nightstand for staging purposes, but in reality, that little table will be covered in bottles, both baby and wine.  So I'm just keeping it real.  Matt spoiled me by getting me the glider I really wanted.  It's like a giant butt cloud.

I went overboard buying clothes the minute we found out we were having a boy.  St. Jan washed and hung everything while I sat in the Butt Cloud, nursing a hemorrhoid that I eventually named Stan. 

I really like how the penguin lamp illuminates his humidifier.

All we need is a travel system, a monitor and a baby.  Hopefully they'll all come in that order...


  1. Jan really outdid herself. It looks fabulous! My favorite part: "that little table will be covered in ... wine." YES.

    I do what I want.

  2. You and Gammy and Stan make a fabulous team. This is beyond cute. The penguin on the wall sets the tone! Paty inc is the shiz. Both my kids wore it until they busted out of em. If you can find a little blanky to match, it was Logan's favorite thing to snuggle in his bassinet. Preshyyy. I remember sitting in my own little butt cloud a couple of weeks before Ella was born and rocking Sophie. Poor baby didn't know what was coming. Love this nursery and love you!!

    1. Ella LOVES rocking in the glider! I won't have the heart to make her move when I'm rocking the bebe.

  3. Oops. Just saw that the good Gammy of course already got the blanket!

    He needs a penguin book!

  4. Vicki believes Alice's glider is HER glider. Little do they both know it's really MY glider.