Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reed's Nursery

Since I finally have Reed's nursery mostly put together the way I want it, I thought that I would share some pictures! I know I have a few readers who are expecting babies of their own, so maybe I can give them some ideas. I eventually want a few more things on the wall, maybe a John Deere picture or two, and who knows what else!

 Here's the view from the door.
 Here's the crib. My mom sewed everything!
 You can see the pattern better on the curtains, John Deere, of course!
 My wonderful Aunt Robin, at Alabama Slacker Mama, made his banner. See her for all your banner making needs!
 Here's his walk-in closet.
 As you can see, I have the clothes arranged by size.
 Here is a close up of one of the size dividers I made. I love being able to look in the closet and know how much of each size I have.
 I also have this closet organizer hanging in there. It's very hand for storing blankets, shoes, hats, anything! Also, to the left of it, I have all his bibs hanging on a hanger. Good way to have easy access and to keep them organized!
 Here is his changing table. You may recognize the "REED" letters from the decorations at my church shower. I tied some ribbon around them and let them dangle.
 The changing table has a door and three shelves. Two locker organizers fit perfectly inside the door, and thats where I store diapers. I found some baskets in the craft section of Walmart to store other goodies in too. The top basket has everything I may need to change his diaper, second basket has burp cloths, and third basket has his rattles/teething rings/pacifiers.
 This is his dresser. My Uncle Marty, who just so happens to be married to my Aunt Robin, made that dog lamp for me when I was a baby. My mom and I re-covered it, and turned it "John Deere". There is also a clock hidden behind the piggy bank. Even though Reed can't tell time yet, it's handy in the middle of the night!
 The last piece of furniture in Reed's room is the bookshelf. Once I get all my childhood books up here, it will be full!
 This is the nightlight I made for him. Very useful for those late night feedings! You can see a tutorial on how to make one here. Oh, and I actually made it about 12 hours before I went into labor. Who knew?! haha.
 I ordered these John Deere tractor hooks a couple of weeks ago, and we just have gotten them hung up. I actually have one more, but they need to be nailed into a stud, and it wouldn't fit here! I'm trying to figure out where to put it.
And last but not least, here is the closet door, complete with the giant ribbon that was on my mailbox, and a John Deere diaper stacker. Since I already had a place for diapers, I use this to keep receiving/swaddling blankets in. Works pretty good!

Anyways, hope y'all enjoyed the tour and maybe those of you who needed it, got some ideas!


  1. What a nice, big room.Everything is arranged so well. I've never seen size dividers, and I like that idea. This little boy has everything he needs. Wish all kids did. I'm thankful that you have friends and family that take good care of yall!

  2. SO PRECIOUS! I LOVE the way everything turned out! I can't wait to see it in person!!

  3. Very cute! Hope all is going well.

  4. Everything is so cute. Your momma did a great job.

  5. Reed's room looks super. I love the John Deere theme and you Mom did an awesome job sewing everything.

  6. Ooooo, I love how you organized his clothes by age/size! What a terrific idea! We are expecting our first and I'm so grateful for this helpful tip.

    PS: I'm Angela, Debbie's (from Of His Pasture) daughter. Nice to meet you and congratulations on your first!


  7. Love it! I especially like those dividers for the closet. Such a cute (and useful) idea! I like that fabric too. Much cuter than the JD fabric that was available 10 years ago when I was working on my oldest son's nursery!

  8. your shower and nursery look good!!I picked up a Farm and Ranch mag at the reuzit store and your diary was in it.We live in Pa.Best wishes Rhoda