Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mission Nursery: Complete

Last year, I was so heartbroken this nursery was never finished the way it was suppose to be. It was painted but never decorated, a crib was never set-up and Nolan never came home to it. Instead the nursery turned into a memory room, a picture in one corner and a memory box in another and the nautical chart that we planned to hang… hung with a gold plate underneath that said “In Memory of”. All that planning for a nautical nursery for our little cruise baby was gone.

This year when I started planning for a new nursery, I knew I wanted to keep the color but knew I couldn’t keep his bedding. I wanted this baby to have his own theme, and thus came the train theme. But I didn’t have the heart to take down the nautical chart, the pictures or the anchor I had hung for Nolan. This room was both my boys, and I wanted it to reflect that. I decided on new bedding and a few new things and it seemed to work out perfect. I think simple is better and I love the way it turned out.








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Nursery Details

Paint: Ralph Lauren color from Home Depot that they no longer sell

Crib: Babi Italia Standard Crib in white

Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids

Rug: Target

Dresser: Hemmes Dresser from Ikea

Rocking Chair: My Grandma’s Cracker Barrel rocking chair that I refinished in white


Lauren said...

Love love love it!

Lea said...

Ashley - the nursery is gorgeous. Just perfect. I love the honour to sweet, Nolan.


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Maribeth said...

This is beautiful! You did a perfect job! I'm also a Princess Cruiser and I love the Ship on the shelf!
We never forget our children, no matter how short or long we have them.

Caroline said...

Beautiful , Love it & the last pic is the best.
What a beautiful way to honor Nolan.

Jill said...

What a great nursery!

♥Sarah♥ said...

LUV LUV LUV the nursery

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Jeannie said...

It's perfect...and so beautiful!

Lisette said...

I love it!

Pam McBride said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Looks like it's out of a magazine!

Carly said...

Your nursery is goreous! I love it!

The Anglin Family said...

Your nursery is gorgeous! I love it.

Pam said...

Beautiful! So precious what joy you have! What a sweet room for a sweet little boy that is blessed you are his mommy!!!

valerie said...

Ashley, the nursery is beautiful I LOVE that blue and it is so wonderful! Perfect! I am so happy for you, I have followed your blog for some time now....all the best to you and your family and may 2011 be a year full of all good things! hugs

Betty said...

The room is beautiul.

amyfromky said...

That is an amazing nursery! I love every aspect of it.

Because I can't help it- Please, please, please be careful with your drapes when he is a little older. They are so close to the crib and could definitely be a strangulation hazard.

Mama Bird said...

What a beautiful, calming nursery. Your baby is very lucky indeed. How sweet!