Abe’s New Room: The Big Reveal

It’s not that big of a reveal, since I’ve already unveiled most of the changes and projects in here. But maybe you can just pretend to be surprised. Abe’s original nursery was in a sectioned off part of our bedroom. It looked like this: To celebrate Abe becoming a toddler, we moved him down the hall to his own room, our … Continue reading

DIY Vintage Fisher Price Nursery Art: Abe’s New Room Has So Many Walls

  Remember that time when I talked about how much Abe loves his Fisher Price Discovery Cottage and assured you all that Fisher Price was not compensating me for the shout out via a time portal from 1985? Yeah, well, I don’t think you’re ever going to believe me after this post. See, what happened was that I realized Abe’s … Continue reading

Ikea Ribba Book Ledges for Abe’s New Nursery

I mentioned the other day that more storage for books and toys was a priority in the big move to the new nursery. I wasn’t lying, because just look what we did first thing after painting: we made a whole wall of books for Abe! This isn’t the most original project in the world. Shelves where the books face out … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to the Old Nursery, and an Ice Storm

I feel like we could probably get a lot more done around here if Dave kept having every other week off of school because of bad weather. He was already supposed to have this Friday and Monday off for Presidents Day, but now he’s been home since Tuesday because of our big ice storm. So we’ve made some unexpected progress … Continue reading

Abe’s Nursery 2.0

I hadn’t really expected to be writing a post about Abe’s new nursery (well, at least not until he moved in there); I didn’t think there was much to say about it because the plan was and is to pretty much move everything that’s in his nursery now (his current nursery is a sectioned off part of our master bedroom) … Continue reading

The Ikea Sundvik Crib Eight Months Later: A Bit of Babyproofing

Abe’s crib is the Sundvik crib from Ikea. As I’ve mentioned before, this selection was motivated primarily by price. The crib is $119, and I like the way it looks just fine. It has clean simple lines that fit in well with the nursery. It’s not flashy or exciting, but it does its job without drawing attention to itself. I … Continue reading

Nursery Gallery Wall Additions and Overview

We made a couple of new additions to Abe’s gallery wall the other day. And I was thinking, too, that it came together so bit by bit that it might be good to do an overview of everything that’s up there now (although I am not declaring it finished. It might never end!) New things first: This is a patch … Continue reading

The Nursery Again

I can’t really leave the nursery alone. Really, most of the recent additions have been to make the room more practical for an actual baby to live in. Like this one: We spend a lot of time hanging out in here while Abe does stuff like this. He’s a big fan of tummy time. In fact, he’s taken to rolling … Continue reading

3D Lego Art for the Ever Expanding Nursery Gallery Wall

Taking a break from Easter decorating while some paint dries to bring you the latest addition to Abe’s gallery wall. Remember how I said that Milo was the only brother who hadn’t contributed anything to it? We made quick work of remedying that situation. One of the kids got a Lego mosaic kit for Christmas a few years ago. It was … Continue reading

Gallery Walls and Sea Urchins: Tweaking the Nursery

Update 2/25: My post about where to find bird and botanical images online was surprisingly popular, so I thought I’d make my new discovery about where to find lots more public domain images to print a little more prominent in this post. If you’re just looking for the source for the images, scroll down until you see the fish print. … Continue reading