the boy’s nursery tour

Back in our rental house, Ames’ room looked pretty similar to his new room. The only difference was the walls. They were electric avocado green, with white beadboard climbing about halfway up. We painted before we knew he was a boy, and it worked. So cute!

We were pleased to discover that part of the building process included a paint package for the new house. After painting almost every room in almost every place we’ve ever lived, we decided to go with a neutral tone for the entire place. Even the closet walls have paint on them, and we didn’t have to lift a finger! Eventually, we’d like to personalize with color (especially some fun wallpaper). But for now, we’re happy just to hang fun things on our tan walls.

Introducing Ames Emmanuel’s nursery!

fedora – thrifted.
letters – decor from our couples’ baby shower.
ultrasound photo – day we discovered he was our son.
crib – the one my parents used with me & my little brother.

blue quilt – knitted by my aunt.
vintage chair – from a friend’s garage.
orange pillows – belonged to my grandmother, Helen Rose.

dresser – matches the crib, from my childhood.
puzzle prints – one was a gift, the other thrifted.
step-stool – thrifted. he stands on it & waves at the driveway when one of us leaves.

basket – for diaper covers.
clock music box – from Christopher’s childhood.

sound machine – Christmas present.
chalkboard – for messages from siblings.

prince of dreamland print – gift boutique.
photo of Chris & I – favorite ever taken. Also in the sisters’ room.
fabric piece – hodge podge of thrifted items & maternity pants.
stuffed bird – souvenir from my best friend’s trip to Chicago.
zephaniah 3:17 print – his verse. Thank you, Stanfields.

mirror – thrifted, painted & antiqued by Chris.
framed invitation –  from a darling tea party baby shower.
Royal Violetas – cologne from a dear Cuban family, for after baths & sick days.

There ya have it! We love the way it turned out. Ames likes it, too!
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8 thoughts on “the boy’s nursery tour”

  1. I felt so creepy the first time I pup sat for you guys in the new house, because one of the first things I did was peep in the rooms. BUT it was only because the rental house was decorated so cute, and I was excited to see what you were doing with the new place :) You guys sure do have a knack for decoration!! I love the wall in the living room, with all the frames and such!

  2. Rachel, I have no idea if you remember me or not but I was the lifeguard that lived in your cabin when you were a camper at Lurecrest a million years ago. Anyway, I stumbled across your blog from a blog from a blog, you know how it goes… LOVE IT!! Your family is precious! Anywho, just wanted to say hi!! (I think you should go with Helen Rose for one of the names, it’s gorgeous, it belongs to your grandmother, nuff said!)
    Wendi

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