Howdy, friends! I am SO EXCITED to be back on the blog today and to be sharing Sybil’s lovely little nursery with you all. It has been such a fun labor of love for us these past several months and I could not be more thrilled with how each and every detail has turned out!
When we found out we were pregnant, I knew very quickly that regardless of what we were having, I wanted the theme of our baby’s nursery to be Classic Pooh. I absolutely loved Winnie the Pooh as a kid and love it even more now (Pooh’s Heffalump Movie may or may not be one of my top favorite movies to date. #noshame), so the fact that we have a kiddo of our own on the way who I can share the goodness with too, is so very exciting for me!
I’m not the type of person who likes to go bonkers with a theme, and I definitely didn’t want things to get excessive in here. So I took my time finding what I think is a good balance of Pooh decor and other subtle, unique things to compliment it.
For Sybil’s bedding, I decided to go with the cutest bee printed crib sheet and matching diaper changing pad cover from Target, a simple white bed skirt and my personal favorite, the Honeycomb Toddler Quilt in Horseradish from Pottery Barn Kids for when she’s older! Her gorgeous, solid wood crib was given to us, which was such a blessing and big money saver, and we were able to thrift the glider chair and diaper changing station.
For her decor, I thrifted and was given a few things that I just gave a fresh coat of paint (including the darling piano, chair, and shelf above the changing station.) I picked out some Classic Pooh plush toys and prints that I found through Amazon and Etsy! My sweet friend Kimmy, of Drift Design Co., surprised me with a beautiful brushlettered print of a beloved Pooh quote and it was such a perfect addition to my gallery wall. I framed one of my favorite ultrasound photos of Sybil, two cute printed cards that came with my purchases from Harper Kate & Co (the most darling headbands you ever did see) and Briar (obsessed with all of their gorgeous bonnets!), topping it all off with my favorite little bee hoop from Thread Honey! Other amazing friends of mine made the CUTEST blocks, a crocheted bear, gave some jars that look like honey pots and an antique Classic Pooh bear, which I just about died over. The curtain I picked for Sybby’s room is from Target and I love how its pom poms match the DIY baby mobile I made (keep reading!). I just could not be more in love with it all!
Jay and I really wanted to work on some fun projects of our own for the nursery as well, and we’re both so giddy over how everything we made turned out! Jay rebuilt a dresser we found for free on the side of the road that was a piece of c r a p, by adding a new surface, drawer faces, and legs and lightly stained it all. He also built Sybby’s absolutely GORGEOUS bookshelves and I could not be more obsessed with them.
As far as my projects go, I had THE most fun creating some homemade decor for Sybil. I really wanted to make some simple kites to go on the wall next to her crib, so I used some spare fabric I had lying around, bought a handful of dowels and some natural cord yarn. Another project I worked on, and my favorite project, was Sybil’s baby mobile! I had spotted a super cute mobile from Pottery Barn that I really liked, but it wasn’t in all the colors I wanted and on the pricier side. So I decided to just wing it and try making one of my own! It ended up turning out so good and was more than half the cost of the one I liked from Pottery Barn! For this, I just grabbed a variety pack of pom poms, a nautical white wreath, a darning yarn needle and some natural cord yarn from Hobby Lobby.
Both of these DIY’s are dirt simple and so much fun to make! Initially I had planned to include directions on how to make some of your own in this post, but for the sake of length, I’m just going to do a separate blog post on them in the next several days. So be on the lookout for that!
Though Sybil won’t be in this room right away, it just feels so good having everything done and all ready for her when it’s time. It all could not have come together more perfectly. I kinda sorta wish this was my room!
Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed getting to see how our girls’ nursery turned out. Only a few more weeks left until she arrives. EEK!