Our guest mom, Carley shares her son’s wilderness nursery today on FashionAveMom. Turns out this wasn’t baby Carson’s first nursery! The whole family came together to make this special nursery for the little explorer.
“I became pregnant with my little cub while I was still studying for my bachelors degree, so my husband took it upon himself to decorate the nursery. It was a hodgepodge of Ninja Turtles and vintage teddy-bears; truly creative but I was not a fan! When we decided to move closer to his family I asked him if it would be ok to redecorate our little cub’s room. He gave me the green light and I was off to Hobby Lobby.
Our son, Carson, is quite the adventurer. I decided to go with a Wilderness Explorer themed nursery to mirror his wild spirit. What I love most about his nursery is the craftiness and love. Many of the objects in his room were D.I.Y. projects done by members of our family.
His Gamma surprised us by painting the crib white. She used a non-toxic, Zero VOC, no odor, baby safe paint. I love how it turned out!
His Mimi made him the “Carson” sign which was originally used at his baby shower. She bought the letters and banner from Michael’s and used ribbon to string them along. The lamp shade and pine trees were found at Target. The arrows are from my favorite store, Hobby Lobby.
His Great Grandma found this cute jar and painted bumblebees all over it. We use it as a piggy bank. The flowers and sign are from Hobby Lobby. The lamp was found at World Market and the lantern was $5 at WalMart.
My sister decided to use her new-found sewing skills to reupholster her childhood rocking chair. She claims that this was the hardest project she’s ever taken on. She found mustard upholstery fabric at Joann’s for the chair and she sewed a cover together. She then decided to take a chance and go with a tribal pattern for the footstool. All she needed to upholster this was a staple gun. I absolutely love the way it came out! We found the charming plush fox at Babies R Us.
I took on painting his dressers. It was a simple sanding job, wipe down, double coat, and seal. I found the darling deer knob at Hobby Lobby. I really think it tops it off.
Making the triangle mobile was also another easy craft. It is made of only construction paper folded into triangles and strung together by thread.
I painted the $5 lantern I found at Walmart a mustard yellow, sewed together the pillows.
I also crafted up the bow tie holder, and made him a dream-catcher. The oar and all of the pictures are from, you guessed it, Hobby Lobby.
The Teepee was a gift from his Auntie. She found it at Hobby Lobby. We draped a few faux eucalyptus garlands over it and placed a faux rabbit fur rug at the opening. It is our little cub’s favorite reading nook.”
Thank you to Carley for sharing this adorable nursery with us!