Sydney Name Sign: c/o Custom Botanique
Unicorn picture: found at Home Goods | “Stuff” Basket also found at Home Goods
Changing pad cover: c/o Fireflies and Fairytales
Lavender cubes: c/o Delta Children
Yes, it has taken me 5 whole months to post pictures of Sydney’s nursery! Seriously though, where does the time go? I can’t believe that I am even typing the words “5 months” because it feels like I just had my sweet baby girl a few weeks ago. Sydney’s nursery easily became one of my favorite rooms in our house and it makes me so happy to just sit in there with her and rock in our favorite chair. I didn’t really have any visions going into it, except that I wanted it to be lavender and aqua. I took inspiration from Home by Heidi and her nursery post from a few years ago.
All of the white furniture was Bennett’s so we just transformed his room (a post on that later) to a “Big Boy Room” with the help of Delta Children. After having a boy, it was so fun to find things for Sydney’s nursery and I couldn’t help but make it a little girly and whimsical as I went along in the process. We also kept our favorite Pottery Barn rocking chair from Bennett’s room and the gray color ended up looking just fine in Syd’s room. Let me just talk to you about that chair for a minute though:
Back in April, I started to plan out both Bennett’s room transformation and Sydney’s nursery. The thought of moving the rocking chair out of Bennett’s room was heartbreaking to me. I felt like I was taking something from him that he would be very upset about. I mean, I spent 3 years nursing him, rocking him to sleep and reading books to him in that chair so it was definitely a special piece of furniture to us. The thought of this brought me to tears (I’m sure it was the pregnancy hormones too) even to the point where I started thinking about it at work, started crying and couldn’t stop (looking back I am sure people thought I was this crazy, hormonal pregnant lady crying about a chair, LOL). I started to look around at Nursery chairs, which are SO expensive, and ended up putting it off for a while. I went ahead and changed Bennett’s room over with all new furniture (and moved the chair into Sydney’s nursery) and he didn’t even notice. This made me feel so much better and it ended up being just fine. I’m sharing this just in case there’s another hormonal pregnant lady out there like me about to have her second baby, LOL.
One of the first things that I got for Sydney’s nursery was her beautiful floral name sign from Custom Botanique. I picked out the flowers and greenery that I liked the best and let them do their magic! I was floored at how gorgeous the sign came out and I know that it will be a part of Sydney’s room no matter how old she gets. Sydney’s crib sheet and changing pad cover were also another item that I got around the same time. They are both from Fireflies and Fairytales which I discovered through my favorite Maternity store, the Swanky Stork.
We moved the Happy House bookcase from Delta Children from Bennett’s room and added the cutest little unicorn bank and swan bookends from Baby Aspen. I love how this bookcase has space at the bottom for larger books, stuffed animals or anything else big you might want to display. You can get 15% off any order from Delta Children when you use code SEWSARAHR on their website. I also found this adorable unicorn head that I ended up putting directly over the bookcase and it has become one of my favorite items in her room! I really hope she likes it when she gets older and knows what it is.
Another favorite item I found were these cloud bookshelves I hung next to the rocking chair. I found the wooden moon sign a few weeks later and it was perfect! I didn’t plan on putting a chandelier in Sydney’s room, but I found this little one on sale at Lowes for $50 and I had to get it. I think it really pulls the room together, so I am so happy I ended up getting one. The last thing that I bought (and struggled with) were the curtains. I first bought these ruffled curtains but they weren’t large enough for this enormous window, so I ended up getting these linen bow curtains from Pottery Barn Kids instead. They were WAY more expensive then the original ruffle ones I bought from Target, but I figured I can use them for a long time in her room as she gets older.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed seeing Sydney’s nursery as much as I enjoyed creating it for her. We eventually want to move and I am going to be so sad to leave this room that we made for her. I might even have to re-create it in our next homefor her!
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my post.