Finally! I have three seconds to show some pics and share how Lucas’s nursery came to be what it is.
So, the moment when we got the email about Lucas, was the very moment I NEEDED to go shopping for his nursery. Yes, it’s crazy because we didn’t know if we’d get Lucas but thankfully he is now ours- which is why I am writing this post!
So I went to Home Goods that same day we got the email. My favorite section in every store is ALWAYS the clearance section. I don’t know why, I’m just frugal and that’s how it works for me. Luckily, the clearance section had something I fell in love with! I saw the vintage airplane pillow and BAM- it was love at first sight. Then I saw the price tag- $7… YES please!
I went over to the (limited) kids section just a few rows over and saw the bright red vintage airplane piggy bank. The reds on the pillow and the bank didn’t coincide but I just HAD to have them. Total payed for the two items- $15.
A few days later I was compelled to buy a crib, yes, still a little nuts but I was glad I did. The crib cost us a spiffy $20 (never take Craigslist and your local sites for granted)! It was slightly worn but a good cleaning did the trick. My amazingly sweet friend C, gifted us with the most gorgeous Pottery Barn Dr. Suess Crib set the moment we got matched with Lucas. I still wasn’t sure I was going to be able to tie the airplane theme with the Dr. Suess crib set together but slowly things came to life.
The weekend we got matched we wanted to paint the room. I had always wanted to do thick stripes for the nursery as an accent wall but I never imagined BLUE! Our friends J & A bought the paint for his room. We went over to Lowe’s and started looking at samples. I was leaning on the neutral colors like grey’s, white’s, and light yellow’s… then my friends and husband suggested brighter primary colors… like blue and red. AHH! The room was initially left with a pastel-ish pink accent wall and the remaining walls were light grey, so we decided to leave those walls that grey and paint the pink wall the same grey as the other walls and draw some lines!
My dear husband was excited for this next part. He dragged me to Michael’s (for the first time, he was actually excited about it) and went searching for his letters. He decided that he wanted Lucas’s letters to be yellow. So he got home and started painting them. Total cost- $20 for paint and letters.
You see that black flowery thing under his name? Those are toilet paper rolls. Yes, Pinterest inspired and all! I had been collecting them for months and finally had the courage to start the project. Voila- a flower thing, not too girly since I spray painted it black. Free cheap decor!
The day after the room was painted, my husband was anxious to buy a guitar holder after church for his bass. He was so excited about it! Looks cute right?
Then God decided to bless us more… out of the blue, my husband and I decided to go garage sale hunting. Totally spontaneous thing turned out to be amazing! We found this little treasure and knew we wanted it bad! At first we were unsure how in the world we were going to fit this massive rocker in our little Nissan Sentra but after a few tries we managed to make it fit. Vintage Airplane Rocker- $5!
Just a few days ago my friend C, the one who gifted us the crib set, also scored these amazing vintage airplane and fire truck picture frames for us! They are perfect! They are now hung above the donated changing table that holds blankets and his cloth diaper stash (another blog post on that!).
This just in! A sweet friend hand painted this adorable wall hanging for Lucas. Isn’t it amazing?! Below is a cubicle style bookshelf that doubles as storage (brown bins contain socks!).
And of course, the room wouldn’t be complete if Jimmy wasn’t included. This is his favorite room of the house. He enjoys being under the crib and sleeping soundly. I have a good feeling Lucas and Jimmy will be having lots of good dreams in this room together!
Before putting this nursery together I dreamed of buying everything brand new for our one day baby. I also imagined every peace of furniture to be the same color and I certainly never imagined bright colors! HA but now I don’t want any of that. I love this room. Every bit of it. You know why? Every single bit of this room is a gift, a symbol of people that love our son so much! In less than a month, this once pink room is now an amazing nursery for our special baby! So thank you for taking part in making this wonderful nursery for our son and thank you for reading!