February 4, 2013

Asher's Lumberjack Nursery...

After I found out I was having a little boy I decided that I wanted a perfect little space for him... something that could grow with him and also something that I could pack up and redecorate in another house, since the military has us moving so frequently. With that being said we live on base housing so my decorating options were somewhat limited. I wish I could of gutted the entire room and started fresh, but I made due with what I had. (Times like these make me want to own my own house.)
While I was home over the summer rummaging through my parents basement, I found a Paul Bunyan book that belonged to my mom when she was a little girl. I instantly got a great idea to create a "Lumberjack" inspired space for my little mister. After doing some research on the web, I found a perfect lumberjack nursery inspiration from Lay Baby Lay. The wheels started turning and eventually the nursery fell perfectly into place. I found some great thrifted items and used some sentimental things in the room like my husband's Boy Scouts uniform from when he was little. I also saved money by making the bedding which ended up being super easy to do! It cost me under $20 total to make. I found that decorating with items like a teething toy, shoes, and burp cloths gave the room a special little touch and was usable down the road. The cardboard bull (I refer to her as Babe the Ox) tied the room together and created a great 3D piece for the wall.
Here are a few pictures of Asher's nursery and a list of the items I used below.

Crib- Walmart
Dresser (changing table) - Ikea Malm Collection
Bookshelf- Ikea 
Rocking Chair- Ikea

Crib Bedding- I made all the crib bedding other than the fox. The fabric I purchased off Etsy.
Plush Fox- Gingiber Etsy Shop

Plaid Throw- Gift
Denim Pouf- Crate and Barrel
Wood Base Lamp- Target
Plaid Shade- Made by Me!
Cardboard Bull- Ebay
Woodgrain Hanging Lamp- Target
Woven Blue Basket- The Land of Nod
Wooden Owl Bookends- Thrifted
Yellow Metal Crate- Thrifted 
Paul Bunyan Book- Belonged to my Mom
Frames- All of the frames in the room came from Target
Shelf- Lowe's 
Boy Scout's Uniform- It was Jacob's when he was a little boy
Wooden Owl- Thrifted
Metal "A"- Urban Outfitters
Fox and Letter Print Burp Cloths- Made by Me!
Animal Print- The Land of Nod
Timber Print- Gift from a very talented friend! 
Green Owl Coin Bank- Urban Outfitters 
Wooden Mushroom- TJ Maxx
Moccasins- Minnetonka 
Embroidery Hoop- Made by Me! (purchased material from a local fabric store)
Crochet Marine Corps Hat- Knitting Nannies
Picture Book- Gift from Asher's newborn photographer
Wooden Missouri Teether- Little Sapling Toys Etsy Shop
Owl Baby Book- Ruche

Changing Station:
Changing Pad Cover- Sweetheart n Sunshine Etsy Shop
Humidifier- Crane
Clear Tray- Target

What do you guys think about Asher's lumberjack inspired nursery? Also a big thanks to my dear friend Katie for cleaning my pictures up for me! She is a lifesaver! 

Happy Monday!

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  1. Love this! My little guy was totally matching this room with his lumberjack shirt today! I saw this on Lay Baby Lay, and had to come and investigate more! What store on Etsy did you find your crib mattress fabric? And how on earth did you do the yellow wall stripes? Paint?
    Again-awesome room!

  2. I cannot express in words how much I love your nursery! :) It's absolutely lovely! Great use of space and keeping everything budget friendly! I'm now seriously considering this theme for my future boy nursery! Great job!

  3. Carrie thank you! The fabric is called forest by khristian a howell. I purchased it from fabric bubb. And the plaid is just basic flannel. I even seen it at my local Walmart! The walls are painted stripes. I used sherwin Williams citrus yellow. I used a laser level to get the stripes even... That thing was amazing!! Thank you for stoping by!!

  4. With this room, Asher is a lumberjack in training. I love all the woodsy details. Oh, and my daughter has the fox pillow too! Great minds think alike ; )

  5. I can't believe the crib is from WM -- it's so cute! Don't mean that in a bad way at all, I was just surprised :) Also saw on laybabylay! Adorable!!!!

  6. Alyssa, thank you!! It ended up being super easy to do!

    Ann, thank you! Love the fox pillow!! And yes! Great minds do think alike!! ;)

    Jackie- Thank you so much! I was shocked too! I actually seen this crib on the Young House Love blog and was totally shocked that it came from Walmart. It was super easy to put together and the quality of the crib is wonderful! Its also chemical free and safe for my little guy if he wants to chew on it! :)

    Thank you all for stoping by my blog!!


  7. I love it. The yellow stripes are so fun. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link this up. Great job.


  8. Thank you Lauren! I will be sure to link up!! Thanks for the invite!! =)

  9. Great room fora little boy. Love that fox.

  10. Hi Emily. I am featuring your nursery today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. The next party starts later today. I hope that you will link up again.


  11. SO CUTE! totally Pin worthy! I love the bull!

  12. Wow this is awesome, masculine but still baby. Great Job!

  13. What an awesome nursery! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/creative-ideas-to-make/ have a great weekend!

  14. I absolutely love this nursery - what a wonderful and unique theme and well executed!

  15. Adorable!! Love all the masculine touches that toughen up the space but it's still so warm and inviting (: Pinned! xo

  16. What a beautiful nursery for a baby boy!!!
    Love all the details - especially the Paul Bunyan book - great idea!!!

  17. I love the theme you went with and all the little details are so cute but with a little masculine touch!

  18. Emily, I love your creativity and the fun unique theme. Beautiful job and sweet space for your little guy!

  19. Wow, I love it! I think the yellow stripes might be my favorite part.

    ~em @ small girl, big world

  20. Looks fantastic! Love a bright, happy nursery!

  21. So cute!! I love how you decorated the shelf and the 3D bull is great. You did the whole mix of color and natural really well. He's a lucky little dude!

  22. What a happy nursery! It's so pulled together and chic and yet so kid friendly at the same time! Amazing!

  23. GORGEOUS! I love all the details. :)

  24. Love it! The details are so great- very creative!

  25. Very cute- I love the framed Paul Bunyan book & lamp.

    Mike Mulligan is a favorite book in our house!

  26. I just found your blog from Apartment Therapy! I love your nursery! Husband and I recently found out we were having a boy and the first thought that came to my mind was that I could put a cute cardboard animal head in his room!! I searched ebay for your bull head but couldn't find it - could you link to the seller?

    Hope you enjoy CA! I am an Army wife and love to read blogs from military spouses.