baby brain's nursery | photos & video

The baby's nursery has been a work in progress over the last few months and I'm now a little obsessed with how it's all come together. You can see what the room looked like when were first moved in - very pink with granny decor.  We first had the walls painted, laid new carpet and hung new curtains. 

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

As we haven't found out the gender of our baby, I wanted to create something that was gender neutral, while still being colourful and fun. After endless pinterest inspo sessions, I decided on a southwest / desert / arizona / adventure sort of vibe - cacti seem to be very on trend at the moment and I'm more than happy to jump on that bandwagon. 

I've also had the luxury of a lot of downtime over the festive session but I've found that my idea of relaxing involves undertaking as many craft projects as possible. During all the renos we have done, my husband has always been the voice of reason when it comes to spending money on what I like to call home decor and styling, but what he refers to as knick-knacks and junk. So rather than go on an esty spending spree, I've filled my time off with crafts. You know you have too much time on your hands when you see things on pinterest and then just make them yourself - like the woven wall hangings, the timber mountains, the bunting, the pom pom mobile above the change table and the cactus shaped cushions (well, mum sewed those). I did treat myself / the baby to the gorgeous crochet cacti from Cacto Cactus, who I found on instagram. And then one of my best friends ordered the custom made cacti mobile that's hanging above the bed as a surprise, all the way from Canada, after we were discussing nursery decorating over facetime one day. Such an incredibly thoughtful gift. My mum also made a beautiful cross-stitch and took the time to clean and restore my old rabbit toy I took everywhere as a kid (you'll see them on the top shelf, above the crib in the video. ) A big thank you to everyone who has bought gifts for our baby, we really appreciate it! 

My other favourite item is the rocking chair - this was a bargain find on gumtree! It's an antique seagrass rocker which apparently is from the 30s or 40s. It was in fantastic condition and we got it for a great price. The crib and set of drawers are from Sunbury Nursery Furniture which we purchased from Bubs but I was pretty stoked to find that they are a local Brisbane business. The rug is from Urban Outfitters and is what I based the colour scheme around. I liked that it had a mix of colours that were great for either a boy or a girl. I had hunted around for quite a while, looking for the perfect rug and really could have spent a small fortune on some of the ones I loved. But realistically, for a kids room, it's going to get grubby pretty quickly, so I reigned in the budget and found this one on sale. The map above the change table was actually just some wrapping paper - Braino found it in a gift shop and it was his idea to frame it which I thought was so cute. The frame is from Ikea. And the rest of the items, like the knitted foot rest, yellow cushion, yellow side table, throw blanket and bed linen are from good old Kmart. 

And that sums it all up. Wow, can't believe I've how long this post has become  - enjoy the photos and video!