A Finished Baby Boy Nursery

I am nearly 36 weeks pregnant and unfortunately, was diagnosed with preeclampsia.  Therefore, that means we will have a baby within a week!  I had hoped and prayed we'd make it full-term this go around (I have delivered my other two at 36 weeks), but it wasn't in the cards.  Most importantly, we need to focus on baby boy's health and my health!  The one good news with all of this was we got a little push to put the last finishing touch on the nursery and it's totally done!

Our sleep under the stars nursery kinda turned in to an adventure/ journey nursery and let me tell you, I'm in total love with it!  I wouldn't change a single thing about this room, it's not too theme-y, has great colors, isn't "I'm gonna be a tough boy!" and just lets this wonderful blessing come to a room that HE will make his own!  So blessed!

Without further ado, here's a tour:

I ADORE how our gallery wall came out!  I wanted something other than simply frames (which is gorgeous!  That's what I have in our living room!).  The creativity that this allowed me though was so freeing and fun!  I designed the "hitch your wagon" print and it's located in my shop (just email me at design@laceyfields.com if you want one!  It's $10 for the 8x10 and $14 for the 11x14).  The stitching was all done ourselves (hubby was great for tying knots!  Love those surgical hands, so handy!).  The frame with a photo is hubby's grandpa (baby boy's middle name is in honor of him).  The anchor and lures are also for hubby's Paw Paw (he was a big fisherman and navy man).  My favorite part is probably the calvin & hobbes page.  Hubby is a huge calvin & hobbes fan and that is the last strip ever made.  The last line is "let's go exploring!"  SO perfect for the theme!

This side of the room continued with the theme.  I decided to get teething rails instead of bumpers this time and they're awfully cute.  We kept with the bear-y theme for the bedding and for a crib skirt I just used a 40% off coupon and bought 2 yards of a green fabric at Hobby Lobby.

The mobile was purchased on our baby moon to Crystal Bridges museum in Arkansas.  It's so pretty and unique!

The shelves are simple yet have lots of life to them.  The lures are real ones that Paw Paw gave my husband over 20 years ago!  I did the handwriting on the globe and am ashamed to admit I painted the RV on a Mommy/ daughter date.  It looked cuter in my head! haha  But it's the thought that counts right? ; )

And there you  have it!  Room is all ready, now we just can hopefully keep the baby in there an entire week more.  Can't wait to hold him and rock him and lay him down to sleep for the first time in his room.

The Master Retreat

It's been a year and a half in the making, but the hubby & I  have been redoing our master bedroom and attempting to make it our "master retreat." 

It all started with a cushion for inspiration (I typically design by finding a cushion, fabric, or print).  Once that was ordered, we kept tweaking, purchasing, moving, and finally have found a good resting place for our room.  Like I've said before, a room is never done.  So sure, I want to perhaps find a little garden stool, put some style on the dresser and nightstands, and change the artowrk above the nightstands, but if that doesn't happen in the next few months (read: it likely won't b/c this baby is coming in less than 3 months!) then that's ok too! 

In the mean time, we find this room to be exactly what we wanted: OURS.  A retreat for us to relax, to be together, and to sleeep.  We had a few rules when making our master bedroom- calming, no pictures of kids (that's a personal choice we make - it's OUR retreat, not theirs, and I don't mind not having pics of them in just one room), and comfy!

For a little reminder from last time I shared, this is what the bedroom looked like before we moved in:



And this is what it looked like for a REALLY long time ... over 6 months.  A few months ago, I shared this progress and there's a source list in this post.

Since then, we've made two big changes: the wood floors and the carpet!  If you're a man, you might be wondering why I put a carpet and wood floors ... what's the purpose?  That kind of what my husband asked, but he's such a good man and just smiles, gives me a kiss, and eventually does admit I was right in the first place! :)

Today this is what the room is looking like:


Hubby put wood floors throughout the upstairs of our house about a year ago and I don't think he'll ever do the project again! haha That being said, it looks SO good and having him do the manual labor made it the same price as new carpet so it was a win-win.  Installing the wood floors ourselves saved approximately $2,000!  Sure, it took a month to do b/c he works alot.  Sure at one point or another, somebody in the house wouldn't sleep in their room for a week at a time.  But I think it was worth it!  

The carpet is an 8x10 I found on Joss & Main.  The second I saw it, I knew it was the rug I had been looking for.  I've wanted a rug in there forever but hadn't found the right one.  With decorating, I've learned to not buy on a timeline.  You'll likely purchase something you're not crazy about.  I gave this purchase time and it saved us so much money (the rug cost less than $250 which is a great price for an 8x10), made for the perfect touch, and was delivered on our front porch within 3 days of purchase.

If I've left any source off the list, write me and let me know so I can help you find anything!

Sleep Under the Stars Nursery (An Update)

At 26 weeks pregnant, we figured we should really get going on little boy's nursery!  Since I have delivered 4 weeks early with my other two pregnancies, we figure it's a good idea to finish ours early.  The last few weeks I might (but hopefully won't!) be on bed rest.  Therefore, when I'm still in the "feel good" stage of pregnancy, we usually get busy & get to work!

We didn't have that much work to do for this nursery because all the furniture was staying the same!  Little girl had been sleeping in here and we bought very gender neutral furniture that can easily be translated to a boy.

I made this mood board a few weeks back as an idea of what we were going for.  The main thing that hasn't stayed the same?  The paint color!  We tried a pretty gray like the photo above and in our home, with the lighting, and the space, it looked SO cold!  It reminded me of a hospital and in case you're wondering, that isn't really the look we were going for.

We eventually settled on Early Morning Mist by Benjamin Moore.  It's very understated and has a bit of gray and beige in it.  It's absolutely calming and perfect for the space!

While we aren't done (we still have a gallery wall, bedding, etc), here's where we're at today!

 We're loving the progress!  We thought about making the teepee ourselves and eventually decided to just buy it.  BEST decision ever!  I got it off etsy (BE Little You and Me) and the price was really reasonable.  It took two seconds to set up and this baby is going to have so much fun playing in there one day!

The curtains are a Home Goods find (I had seen some on Land of Nod but they were $50/ panel!  That would be $200!  NO WAY!).  These were $40 total ($10 a panel) and were perfect.  I didn't want anything distracting from the pops of color I had planned around the rest of the room (gallery wall is obviously goign above the changing pad).

The bunting in the background was designed by me and the rug is from Joss & Main.  Got it for < $100 and honestly, it might be my favorite piece. Crazy huh?  It's just a plain rug.  It's just so perfect for what we wanted that it makes me giddy.

The other side of the room is moving along too.  Our print by Katie Daisy is surrounded by a wooden Hobby Lobby frame.  The shelves, crib, and chair are all ikea from the old nursery.  We made the chalkboard ourselves.  The lamp, trash can, and lamp are all Target finds.  The lantern is Hobby Lobby and the globe is from TJ Maxx.

As for the bedding, the blanket is staying.  I made that blanket when I was about 9 years old and we couldn't believe it has stars all over it! TOO perfect!  Such special meaning and though it's not a perfect match decorating wise, it's definitely a perfect match for our family. :)

The mobile has a fun story behind it.  I was going to make one myself but then hubby & I took an overnight babymoon 2 weeks ago and found this at the art museum's giftshop we went to.  It has birds all over it, including a cardinal (which holds a lot of significance to my family).  It looks awesome!

I'm loving the progress of the room and can't wait to finish it up over the next few weeks! 

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