I’m so excited to share River’s room with you! Technically it’s not completely done. I have places reserved for pictures of him once he is here and I am still working on the fish wall, but for the most part we are ready for him!
I was in between birch trees and a tree with blowing leaves for the wall behind his crib. It was a tough decision but I’m so glad we went with the birch trees. (I have a list of items at the end of the post if you are interested in where I got them). One of the first items we purchased for River’s room was this squirrel pillow. We got it at a really neat shop in Breckenridge, CO when I was in my second trimester. From there the forest theme and color scheme continued.
I’ve been sewing a lot and the bumpers were super easy to make. I found the material at Hobby Lobby, isn’t it perfect?
The changing table is one of my favorite items in his room. We bought the “table” from Ikea (I use the term table loosely because it is sold as a storage unit) then we bough legs separately (you have to get these from the kitchen department) and I found the knobs at Anthropologie. (Again, there is a list at the end of this post with links to these items). The two shelves on either side are also from Ikea. I may put a lamp on one of them, but I like the idea of having the extra space for a change of clothes or anything else random we may need to have close.
We are planning to cloth diaper and use cloth wipes, although we are well aware we will be using disposable from time to time. Especially in the beginning. Hanging to the left is the diaper stacker I made and to the right is the washable diaper pale for the dirty diapers.
The framed letterpress items are all quotes from “Where The Wild Things Are” which was Dan’s favorite book as a child.
One of the challenges with his room were these amazing built in book shelves. I say challenge but really it was a great challenge. I was so thankful for the space but I didn’t want to fill all of the shelves with books. As you can see, I filled the lower shelves with toys that he could get to. The lower left hand shelf is for things like balls and larger items that need some type of restraint. Right now all that occupies that space is the Boppy pillow and Bumbo but I’m sure that will change soon. I also sewed two other curtains so that I could hide less visually appealing items, such as a breast pump, Dan’s medical books and our DVDs.
Yes, that is a Recycle Truck above-not to be mistaken with a dump truck. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom was the first book I learned how to read. I still have it memorized. …so maybe I technically didn’t read that one
This is my other “unfinished” wall. We have these cute whales that we also purchased from the same store as the squirrel and fox pillow. I had a not so brilliant idea to cut out fish from foam core, paint them with chalkboard paint and color them. Then stick them on the wall using the 3M velcro tabs so that later River could re-arrange them and color them himself. The only problem is I have only successfully cut out three and they are not looking too great. It’s really hard to cut foam core with intricate details. I’m currently thinking of a new plan.
Birch Trees from Paris Decals on Etsy.com
Crib: Gulliver from Ikea
Crib Bumpers: Made by Me! Fabric from Hobby Lobby
Crib Sheet: Organic Bamboo from The Greener Good
Crib Mattress: Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Crib Mattress
Shelves: Lack Wall Shelf
Letter Press Items: Raw Letterpress on Etsy.com
Diaper Stacker: Made by me using this pattern
Diaper Wet Bag: Planet Wise Hanging Wet Bag
Rocker: Hejka Rocking Chair from Ikea
Pillows & Ceramic Whales/Fish: Wandering Daisy, Breckenridge, CO