Alexander’s nursery

My best friend, Kara, had a baby, sweet Alexander, 8 weeks ago. I flew to Miami recently to do the nursery for her. We hit the ground running as soon as I landed and within 3 days we moved old furniture out, got all of the decorations, did a few craft projects, and put it together. I’m in love with the room!

We started with a handmade quilt and pillow she received from her soon to be sister-in-law’s mother at her baby shower. She knew she wanted to incorporate it into the nursery, so we started there. Also, her husband, David, really wanted it to be ‘joyful’.

She picked up the furniture, by Dutalier, at a local baby boutique (I’m obsessed!), and it fits perfectly into their mid-century modern house.

From Target, we got a clearance bed sheet, that adorable clock, and the lamp, to which I glued pom poms to the shade. We also got the curtains, which weren’t long enough, so we added the material and a strip of grosgrain ribbon to the bottom.

From Home Goods, we picked up the braided rug, the side table, the alphabet basket, and that amazing paper mâché moose head. This is my favorite piece in the room!

Craft wise, I painted her pregnancy bust in a blue and glued ribbon to hang it. I used the leftover paint to paint a dowel rod for the mobile. We used a circle cutter, a rectangle hole cutter, a stack of cardstock, and ribbon to make it. It turned out very joyful and whimsical.

I also used some of the paint for the edges of the four canvases next to the rocker. Then, I took 4 vinyl wall stickers and adhered them onto it. Easiest art ever! It took ten minutes with the paint drying.

I also put together a shadow box of all of his hospital stuff, which made my heart melt. We also used photos of their two Boston Terriers, as some of the art on both sides of the window.

Some of the other decorations, the wire basket and the yellow ‘BEBE’ is from one of her baby showers. The aloe plant in the duck vase was a Father’s Day present to Kara’s husband David.

It was an exhausting few days and we didn’t finish until midnight the night before I left. However, it was worth it, and I think Alexander will love his joyful nursery!

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