Our Farmhouse Nursery: Baby Boy Style

posted by Andrea | 02/13/2014

our farmhouse nursery

Welcome to Baby Week! All week long, we’re celebrating Baby Dekker #2 with fun baby-related posts and giveaways. Click here to view the 12 fabulous giveaways — all geared to make life with a new baby a little simpler, more organized, and more fun!

I’m SOOOOO excited to share today’s post with you — probably even more excited than I was to share the giveaways I linked to above (make sure you enter to win before Sunday!)

That’s right friends, it’s time for another Farmhouse Nursery Tour — baby boy style! 

baby boys nursery

 

READY FOR THE FULL TOUR?

This is the view walking into the nursery from the hallway.

The twin bed and changing table are butted up to this first wall.

Yes, there is a twin bed in here… and no, it’s not for Nora or the baby   :)

We decided that since I basically slept on the floor in Nora’s nursery for the first 3 months of her life, that a twin bed would be a welcome addition to this room. We already had the bed and all the bedding — and although it does make this tiny room a bit crowded, we’d rather be “safe than sorry” this time around!

 

Don’t you just LOVE LOVE LOVE the huge alphabet decals we got to decorate this wall!!

If you keep spinning around, you’ll see my Jenny Lind crib in the far corner of the room.

Next to the crib is a small night stand and our “rocking” chair.

We have a few decorative touches, pictures, and handmade artwork hanging above the chair — and we’ll eventually put the baby’s name above the black cork board… but not until after he’s born :)

baby's name

Next to the chair is the closet area — and then the door back out to the hallway (told you this room was small!)

And speaking of the closet… here’s how I have it organized:

A hanging shoe organizer — perfect for all those tiny onesies, sleepers, sleep-sacks, etc.

All his cute outfits, washed and ready to wear (this is all his clothes from 0-6 months — so much less than Nora, but we’ll be just fine I’m sure!)

Socks, bibs, hats, slippers, and shoes in various containers I found around the house.

Bins of baby-wearing devices, baby toiletries, extra supplies, and baby blankets.

Believe it or not, the dresser is completely empty besides some diapers and a few 6-9 month items — I love it!

Tiny newborn diapers… check!

It’s crazy to think that exactly 3 years ago, we were just starting the process of completely gutting this room. We actually removed one of the closets to allow room for a walk-in shower in our bathroom (best decision ever!)

Just for the fun of it, here is a progression of “before”, “during”, and “after” photos of this side of the nursery!

BEFORE – the day we moved in:

Nursery Before

DURING the closet demo + shower install:

during renovations

AFTER: Nora’s nursery

Nora's Nursery

AFTER: Baby Boy’s nursery

baby boy nursery

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So yes, we’ve come A LONG way with this room! It’s SO fun for me to look back and see the transformation — and honestly, I can’t believe how much MORE I love this room now than when we originally renovated it for Nora.

Where we got everything:

Paint $25 :: we went with Frost from Behr (the same color in Nora’s room) and we LOVE how it brightened things up!

Crib, dresser, and night stand $0 :: various Craigslist purchases over the years (we used them all with Nora too).

Crib bedding $0 :: I made it all when I was expecting Nora. :)

Twin bed $0 :: from Craigslist several years ago. We pulled it from a guest bedroom when we moved Nora upstairs.

Twin bedding $0 :: all stuff I already had from when Nora was in a twin bed.

Chair $0 :: IKEA Poäng chair that we already had from Nora’s nursery days.

Pillow on chair $0 :: an extra pillow that came with Nora’s bedding. I just sewed the flower on using extra fabric I had.

Mobile $3 :: Made that out of an extra toy that was sitting unused.

Closet Organizers $15 :: I got the hanging shoe organizer from Amazon.com and the 3 baskets from Target (using a gift card).

Rug $0 :: On clearance from Target with a Christmas gift card!

ABC Wall Decals $0 ::  gift from Pop & Lolli Etsy shop (and also one of the giveaways this week)

Elephant Pillow / Toy $0 :: gift from Precious Little Tot Etsy shop (and also one of the giveaways this week)

Various toys and decorations $0 :: all things we just had around the house and matched the color scheme.

So that’s everything!

All together I spent about $45 on this nursery transformation. You can read more about the cost breakdown of the clothing and other baby supplies in this post if you’re interested.

I just love how everything came together and how we were able to reuse almost EVERYTHING from Nora’s nursery but still make it look more “boyish” with a few simple tweaks.

I personally think it looks and feels like a child’s room — but still with the over-all “old farmhouse charm” that I just can’t get enough of!

My bags are packed, so all I need to do is put the carseat in the car… and then I think we’re officially ready for this little boy! 

our farmhouse nursery

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21 comments

  1. Lydia @ Five4FiveMeals.com

    02/13/2014

    So cute! You’re going to love having a cuddly little boy. I love the little elephant on the twin bed and the poster you made. It makes me nostalgic for bringing my babies home. Now I quickly need to get off your site before I decide I want another one. (My baby is only 8 months old!)

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Lydia! Those are two of my favorite things in the nursery too :)

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  2. Becky

    02/13/2014

    Looks great! The twin bed is a great idea, although, I’m hoping you won’t end up needing to use it very much!

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  3. Jen

    02/13/2014

    That’s so cute! How exciting! I had my third daughter 4 months ago I loved decorating her nursery. She’s still in our room since we are on a different floor. I wish we had bought a home without stairs now!

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    Andrea Reply:

    I hear you about the stairs. When we bought our house, it had 3 bedrooms on the main floor but we knocked out a wall to make a really nice main-floor office that is connected to our living room (which we totally love by the way). However, it was a little nerve-racking to move Nora upstairs “so far away”. We’re just glad we can have the baby only a few steps down the hall :)

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  4. Mama Murrey

    02/13/2014

    My baby’s only 3 1/2 months old, but seeing this is making me itchy for another new baby!

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  5. Stephanie

    02/13/2014

    Love it! So cute. Looking forward to decorating my nursery… Expecting a baby girl (child #5) in June. This one was unexpected, the youngest is 4 1/2 and we thought was the last one…so we got rid of most of our baby stuff two years ago… but have great friends and family who are passing down and loaning things. Know this is for sure the last one, we don’t want to buy a bunch of new stuff…. :-)

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  6. Amy

    02/13/2014

    Looks great Andrea!! The twin bed looks fine and I think you will happier with it in there. My first had sleeping habits very similar to Nora. My second is totally different. After about 6-8 months she wants nothing to do with us at night. :) The room has to be completely dark and the door closed. We were a little lost for awhile as it wasn’t something we were used too.

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  7. Linda B

    02/13/2014

    Wonderful room! I continue to LOVE the narrow French doors on the closet, Love the new rug (sorry to hear it was on clearance…), and Love the poster your made with the Days are Long, but the Years are Short, and all the little touches. This baby is blessed to be coming to a loving family, and your love shows through the preparations.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Linda — yes, the rug was a total SCORE at Target because I got it for only $18 — and most of the other rugs I was looking at were closer to $100!

    And thanks for noticing the little poster I made — I specifically put it next to the rocking chair because I know there will be many frustrating hours sitting in that chair trying to get him to sleep. I’ll just keep reading that phrase over and over again :)

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  8. Julie H

    02/13/2014

    Awwwwww! I love it! So simple, yet so so cute! Plus, all those tiny baby things totally give me the urge to have another baby (we’re not). lol I can’t wait to see pics of the new little one. I’m sure he’ll be just as adorable as Nora!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — the tiny baby things are REALLY cute. I never thought boy things would be so cute, but they are!

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  9. Nicole Church

    02/13/2014

    Andrea,
    You never cease to amaze me! I just love what you’ve done with your baby boy’s nursery. He will be truly blessed by you, your husband, & Nora. As a working woman, mom, organizer, and Christian, you inspire me to strive for more and use my time more effectively. Thank you for your continued inspiration. Your blog is one that I continually enjoy and learn so much from. :-)

    God bless your day!
    Nicole

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Nicole — such a nice compliment! So glad you’re checking in every day :)

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  10. Elizabeth Dilts

    02/13/2014

    I was glad to see another nursery with a twin bed! We have had a tough time selling our two bedroom house, so we have a crib and a twin in one room for the two boys. It’s surprisingly turned out better than I had thought! I’m sure you will all use it at some point in time, especially those first weeks when the baby can’t . Stop. Eating. :) hoping The Lord blesses you with a safe delivery and healthy baby!

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  11. Nena

    02/13/2014

    super cute! you are so creative!

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  12. Kristen @ Joyfullythriving

    02/13/2014

    I have a twin bed in our babies’ room as well. Of course, we haven’t put the crib up yet because it’s snowed in the barn where it is being stored. What a winter for that to happen! I still have another 5 weeks to get it set up, right? Right. Very cute baby room, Andrea. You did a great job!

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  13. Jane Cammann

    02/13/2014

    The Baby Boy Nursery looks great and absolutely ready to go! Go luck to you over the next few weeks! I will anxiously await the arrival of your special little guy! Best wishes for a speedy and safe delivery!

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  14. Sarah @ aBrickHouse

    02/14/2014

    This nursery is so nice – simple and functional but also cute. Will have to keep some of those ideas in mind if we ever need a nursery :)
    Hope everything goes well with baby boy!

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  15. JoAnne

    02/14/2014

    We have that Target rug in my son’s “big boy” room! I scored 2 of them for $25 on a local yard sale site. It’s nice b/c I alternate them when they are in the wash & hanging to dry. :)

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  16. Morgan

    02/18/2014

    I love your style and this room came together beautifully. So excited for your new blessing!!!

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