Category: Baby & Child

Wood nursery sign

DIY Wood Nursery Decor

When I started looking for decor for the new baby nursery, I did what anyone would do – headed to Pinterest for inspiration! There are so many adorable ideas out there, but one of my favorites was a wooden plaque with a simple quote and image. I thought about just purchasing it, but then decided I wanted to make a special one for my new little boy 🙂

And I knew exactly what to write … that never happens for me.

Blanket Ladder Turned Nursery Organizer

Hey all! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately stressing brainstorming about organizing the new baby room/nursery. He’s due to show up here in about 7 weeks and, as of 3 days ago, everything was just piled up in an extra room in the house in complete disarray … no joke … piles everywhere. So finally last week, I decided we’re probably getting close enough that we should get things somewhat situated and prepared … you know, so we can find the carseat when we head to the hospital and find the diapers once we’re home from the hospital. That sort of crazy stuff.

I like to refer to Part 1 of the nursery organization extravaganza as The Purge. Yep. Everything out of the room. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

Approximately 5 lifetimes and 6 million trash bags later, I moved onto Part 2: Denial. What if I just leave everything in piles? That’s fine, right? As long as I know what’s in each pile.

Part 3: Acceptance. No, I couldn’t just leave it all in piles. As things were, I couldn’t even walk to the bathroom, which just really isn’t a good situation at 7 months pregnant.

So I pushed on, and moved all the new baby things back into the room. But there was a small problem – nowhere to put all the things! I had the dresser that I upcycled, but no shelving or anything like that.

And that there was the moment of inspiration for the blanket-ladder-turned-nursery-organizer.…

Dresser Refurbish

Hi all! With this new baby on the way, I started thinking we’re probably going to need a place for diaper changing as well as a place to keep new baby’s clothes and such. I did quite a bit of research into changing tables vs dressers and decided to go the dresser route. We don’t have a ton of space in what will be the baby room. It’s currently the “catch-all” room – full of super valuable items random stuff. Kinda like a “junk drawer” (other people have those right?) … except this is the whole room. But, I digress.

Anyways, the dresser is the most compact way to store baby items and have a changing area in the small space. Plus, as baby gets older he already has his very own dresser! Score.