Friday, November 4, 2011

An Organized Nursery

Now that my newborn son Asa is 2.5 months old, I am realizing I use his nursery  quite a bit. I decorated his space with primary colors and decided on a dark wood finish for his furniture and as with other spaces in my house, I fully anticipated adding new colorful items to the nursery over time. Here are a couple shots of the nursery:

This lamp was a Home Goods find, whenever I look at it, I think of my Nana, she loved the green and white shade. I was soo excited to share all of Asa's things with her. I thought a personal touch would be nice on his dresser so I placed a maternity picture there, a picture of my Nana and I also greets him. The basket is full of hand-written wishes and prayers from guests at one of Asa's baby showers. 

I purchased this art from an etsy seller when I decided on whales for Asa's room. The colors were absolutely perfect. The Ribba frames from Ikea really make his art pop. 

My very dear friend Katrina from Chic Little House made this piece for Asa while we were both awaiting the arrivals of our son's. I love the simplicity of this statement, and whenever I think about Asa becoming a man, I think of him understanding his place in God's heart because he had a sense of purpose from his earliest memories.

As for Asa's bedding, you won't find that in any store. Everything was custom made for him ~ I bought the argyle and whale patterned fabrics from and the complementing fabric for the bedskirt from Joann's fabric. The bumper pad was a 14.00 pad from Ikea, it was a solid white and super easy to cover.
The chair you have a glimpse of is hands down the best part of the nursery, that was a chair in my childhood home, my Nana handed it down to me, I found a surefit cover for the chair. Whenever I miss my Nana, I sit in the chair... that's everyday.... 

I painted this bible scripture for Asa, once I decided on his name, I memorized the scripture and repeated it to him while he was in my belly. I pray he lives up to it. 

The plans I have for Asa's room include:
 a shadow box (currently in the bag between the crib and changer)
ABC's Chart
A primary color Organizer with 9-12 bins

Hope you enjoyed the tour, I have much more to share...


Mrs. Chic said...

I adore his bedding it so pretty and colorful and the artwork is so pretty and special, I love d that your painted a scripture that has his name on it from the Bible.

He has a sweet nursery, I'm sure he enjoys spending lots of time in there with you

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs.Chic ~ Thank you for the compliments on Asa's room. It seems really simple to me, I feel like something is missing sometimes but I have a few changes coming.

Brandi said...

You did a wonderful job on your son's room! I love the artwork. I'm so sorry that you lost your Nana. You really made his room special with all of the sentimental items you added.

Shades of Summer said...

Brandi ~ Thank you soo much! I cannot wait to add much more color to my precious space. I read your explanation of your blog and I know just how you feel, I'm glad she saw his nursery items. She was so eager to meet him.

Towards the Horzon said...

I love Asa’s nursery; it’s really nice. Your artwork is very creative.

Shades of Summer said...

Angela~ Thank you, I love his room too, I can think in there.