Austin’s Aqua and Green Nursery

I am 9 months and 4 days today and we finally finished the nursery this weekend! The only thing left to do was paint the “Austin” letters and get them screwed into a board so they would stand up straight on the shelf we installed.

I painted them (with a free sample of Valspar paint in “Herb Cornucopia“) and Nick got them onto the board. They were a gift from Austin’s grandparents and they were the perfect finishing touch.

(Although it was a little hard to paint since I still can’t feel my hands!)

Here is the changing table that Nick made out of an old white dresser we had. Again he just painted two even wood boards, sanded them down and then screwed them into the top of the dresser (in order to hold a changing pad secure on top).

I finally settled on this Lolli Living “Animal Tree” crib bedding set. It was really hard for me to pick a theme. Everything was animals or trucks or boats and I just couldn’t make up my mind.

I liked that this set had a monkey but wasn’t over the top monkeys everywhere. There was an owl and a lion too!

Speaking of monkeys, remember this guy? He has been with us since 16 weeks (read week 16 here).  I’ve played the Snugamonkey music almost every night for baby Austin. We love the whole Snugamonkey line and have the bouncer and the swing too!

I fell in love with this print from Dalloway Place on Etsy. You can order it in any color you want and in several different sizes. (This one is 11×14.)

The owl print actually came off of a gift bag! It was a perfect color match with the bedding set and the paint and it fit perfectly in the 5×7 frame. I have one more frame to hang but I want to wait until I have a family photo for it.

We got really lucky this room had a closet with shelves already. It’s on the smaller side so another dresser for clothes would have been a tough squeeze, but all his little bitty baby clothes fit easily in here.

I wander into his room a couple times a day just to look at all his little things. They make me happy. This outfit reminds me of something Nick would wear actually.

I can’t wait to bring my little man to church in this one.

His little shoes make me happy too 🙂

The gorgeous lamb blanket was hand made from Nick’s grandma. All the Cordero babies get one. 

Another thing I love about his room is the light that comes in through this window. The white chiffon curtains helped to create the bright, airy look I was going for.

I really, really wanted to get the chair by the window so I could rock him and stare out the window but it just didn’t look right there.

We will have to toughen up the look of this room as the munchkin gets older. We can change the aqua paint to a darker blue and make everything more masculine.

For now though  … it looks exactly how I envisioned it.

9 Responses to “Austin’s Aqua and Green Nursery”

  1. Made in Sonoma posted on May 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm (#)

    It’s adorable! Holy! I can’t believe you’re already at 9 months. I feel like your pregnancy has flown by.

  2. Really Renata posted on May 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm (#)


  3. Amanda posted on May 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm (#)

    Couldn’t wait to get to work and read this today. The room looks great! I’m trying to start my blog this week- just the writing….yours is very hard to top- so I’m nervous. Austin will be here before you know it!~Amanda

  4. Kimberly Bright posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm (#)

    This is so beautiful, in so many ways!

  5. Mo (New on U) posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm (#)

    I would have never thought to put those two colors together but I love it!

  6. Erica posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm (#)

    So precious. You guys did a great job!

  7. Regine Karpel posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm (#)

    So pretty and calming!
    Love the monkey!

  8. Jennifer posted on September 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm (#)

    Would you mind telling me what color paint you used? I love this aqua!

    • Michelle O replied on September 17th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Hi Jennifer! I can’t remember off hand but I will head down to the basement and look for the can and see if I wrote it on there tonight 🙂

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