Thursday, January 21, 2016

Nursery Inspiration for Baby #2

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I get to move forward with sharing lots of things with you!  As you can imagine the Adoption Journey is a roller coaster but the best way to ride is to just stay on!

I am so excited to be showing my Inspiration Board for Nursery #2 with y'all!!  I feel like this has been a long time coming and I am just so excited to finally have a real purpose for our 3rd bedroom.  Originally I was thinking we might have Ellie and the new babe share a room, but when we started with the layout and such it just isn't going to work right now...maybe in the future though because I truly believe that their bond will grow and get strong if they share a room together.

Anyways, it seems like this Nursery inspiration is pretty neutral...which I guess the bones of it are but ultimately I know that more pops of color (probably pink) will show up as I bring more items into the room.  I shared with you the other day about how the closet transformation went, you can check it out here.

Okay so here we go!!

Neutral Nursery for Baby #2

We are planning to use several of the items that Ellie had in her nursery, like the crib, glider and dresser/change table.
I am wanting to incorporate some more wood tones into this nursery and I think that replacing the 1989 light fixture with something like this (tutorial for knockoff here) is exactly what I am looking for.
Also I have decided to get rid of the matching stool with the glider and use this (similar) instead, I can't seem to find it online at Target.  It was on clearance the day after Christmas and I just knew we had to have it for this room and it is currently Ellie's favorite piece of furniture in our house!  Speaking of the glider, I am thinking that maybe I want to paint it or create a slip cover for it...we shall see.

We never really used the mobile that we had in Ellie's room but then I have since seen some made out of a branch and then some feathers and I think that would be a pretty easy craft to do and maybe even get Ellie to help with it as well.  I think then it will just hang from the ceiling and I may or may not have already picked up some gold tipped feathers for it.... ;)

I am embarrassed to admit that we didn't have a mirror in Ellie's room and I think that is something that was really lacking for her...granted she doesn't seem to be too vain and can recognize herself just fine in pictures, I know that it is something I want to incorporate in this nursery (besides Ellie is getting a vanity in her room pretty soon).  I am loving this one because it's round and I love the natural element of the rope.

We are also planning on reusing some of the sheets and change pad covers that we had for Ellie, but I also think it would be nice to get at least one new sheet and change cover for #2.  I am loving this arrow sheet because I am in love with arrows right now and of course I love grey, but then this one might be fun and give that girly pop I want in here.

Since we are reusing the old dresser that used to be in my room and then in Ellie's room for this nursery I think it's time for another update.  I painted it grey for Ellie's room and I still love the color but have been wanting to change out the knobs for forever.  I have had such a hard time finding knobs that I liked and I have finally found some that I think will work here, I know they're a little expensive so I will be waiting for a sale!!  I am still undecided if I want to replace all the knobs or just a couple.  But these again are giving that natural element I am hoping to bring into the room.  Speaking of knobs, I am also hoping to replace the doorknob to the room and closet with these.  Ellie has a vintage one on her door and I love it so much I want to put one in this nursery and maybe even our master!!  And they are actually about the same price I paid for Ellie's vintage one. I have a feeling that replacing the doorknobs with these will make me swoon over our hallway.

I am still searching for an area rug, but I really like the idea of finding a round rug, I think that will continue the round theme throughout the room with the lighting fixture and mirror.  As far as artwork goes I'm going to try and go light on it and maybe get some prints from here, because I adore all their work I see on IG.  I also think a trip to Hobby Lobby is in order so I can find a big wood arrow that I can paint/stencil the babes name onto.

A staple in all our rooms is a Himalayan Salt Lamp, so it would only be natural to have one in this room as well.  I love these things not only for the glow they give off but their natural ability to purify the air.

I am so excited to get started on this room and getting it prepared to bring our sweet little babe home.  Thank you so much for your support and love during this journey.

♥ Ashley


  1. Very cute picks! I love the arrow theme I've been seeing - those sheets are adorable! Tell me more about the salt lamps? I've seen you mention those before. What do they do?

  2. Oh, Ashley!! I'm ecstatic for you and your sweet family! This is SO EXCITING!! I love everything, especially that mobile-- super cute! I bet you could make a great DIY with that.

  3. So sweet. I love the simpleness of it all. It is going to look great!

  4. I am loving the light fixture and the mirror! Loving!

  5. Decorating the nursery is one of the best parts of prepping for a baby! Love all of your choices and can't wait to see it come together :)

  6. OMG, I missed the announcement! Going to read that next. I love this nursery look. Simple but beautiful! Those sheets are amazing.


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