I haven’t posted a Tuesday Top 3 in a long time, and I knew just what I wanted to do for the next post in the series! Today’s all about little Pumpkin’s nursery (which is also our guest room). I hate that we can’t give Pumpkin a nursery of her own, but I am happy with how the room turned out.
Before we found out Pumpkin’s gender, I decided on a nautical theme for the room, as I didn’t want our guests to feel like they were staying on Sesame Street when they stay the night. But at the same time, I wanted to make sure there were still some sweet little touches appropriate for a nursery too.
When we found out we were expecting another little lady, I added in the pops of coral to the navy, tan and white color scheme. A few little pieces of bright blue, and we were set!
As for my favorite things, here they are (in no particular order):
1. This sweet canvas that two of my Orientation Leaders made for Pumpkin when I was pregnant this summer. It’s adorable, obviously, but the thought & heart behind it, as well as the notes they wrote to her on the back of the sign, are what place it in the top 3!
My mom made these seastars and the little quilts – so sweet!!
This anchor was signed by our family and friends who attended our diaper shower, and I love having their presence in her room!
2. My next favorite part of Pumpkin’s room is the photography we incorporated. The canvas over the bed is a photo I took at one of my most favorite places on earth, San Clemente, CA. The coral-colored reflection of the sunset on the incoming waves paired with the navy shadows was just perfect for her room! (It also helped me cross an item off of my Yearly Bucket List last year.)
A photo of Peanut on that same beach adorns the wall, and one of my favorite images of my cousin holding beautifully broken and imperfect seashells sits on top of a small dresser. The images stand as reminders to never lose her wonder and to embrace the beauty in our imperfections – lessons I hope I can teach well.
(Fun little side note – those coral and white pillows are actually made from clearance-priced placemats from Target. Bargain shopping for the win!)
A few more photographs that make me happy – my first photo with both of my girls (in a frame that was given to her & her sister has a matching one), and a photo of Max and I in Galveston that my brother took of us. (Thanks, CJ!)
3. Wrapping up my favorites is the grouping over Pumpkin’s crib. I love the Bible verse print I designed for the whale frame, and the sweet little water color sea creature art pieces were a project that Peanut and I did together!
For the watercolor art pieces, I placed sea creature scrapbook stickers onto the white textured paper and then had Peanut paint over them with watercolors. Once they dried a little bit, I pulled the sticker off and we were left with these sweet little prints! They’re something I would like enough to buy for her nursery, but the fact that her big sister made them specially for her makes them so much better!
There are little pockets of seashells scattered around the room, and I can’t wait until she’s old enough to go on walks on the beach with me to add more to her collection!
Bonus favorite: This little “Love you to the moon and back” sign – Peanut has a matching one in her room, and it’s a phrase we say all the time in our family! Can’t wait to hear sweet little Pumpkin say it too!