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Hey Guys! My name is Chelsea + this is The Noterie - a collection of notes about my family adventures + the lessons I learn along the way. Thanks for stopping by!

Note: Jack's Nursery

Note: Jack's Nursery

Pictured Left to Right: Glider (Sold Out), 

Photography: Mountainside Photo Co.

Cody and I had an absolute blast designing Jack's nursery! We wanted Jack's room to be colorful, fun + all things little boy. Surprisingly, this was kind of hard to put together! When it comes to boys, most retailers think the only bedding they can offer is nautical themed, navy + really preppy. I searched long + hard to find alternatives that represented the "fun" factor we were looking for + I am so happy with how everything turned out!

To start the Nursery, we wanted to do a fun accent wall. We're huge Chip + Joanna fans, but we also wanted Jack's room to have a mid-century look so we decided on a modern shiplap wall. I blogged that tutorial earlier + you can find it here. Once the shiplap wall was done, we painted. We chose Sherwin Williams Snowbound for all of the walls + then had them match Blue Light 70BG 72/043 for the ceiling. The blue added some dimension + color to the room, but also kept it calm + serene so I could go crazy with colors in the decor. I wanted it to be colorful, but not overwhelming + the paint colors helped me achieve that. 

For decor, not only did I have a vision in mind, but I also had a budget. I'm super proud to say that there wasn't anything in the room that we spent more than $399 on (including all of our furniture). In fact, buying everything new for the Nursery, I think we spent a total of $1300, which is quite an accomplishment considering a crib from Pottery Barn Kids can run you that much alone!

If you are pregnant, I highly recommend creating a BabyList Registry. With BabyList, you can add items from literally every website, so things you love from Etsy shops, start-ups or even stores like Giggle or Nordstrom, can be added here. Anything that wasn't available at Buy Buy Baby, I added to my BabyList, and we were able to get a lot of the bedding, etc. as gifts from friends/family which helped us with our budget!

Below is a list of all the items pictured above in our Nursery:

I don't sacrifice on quality, but if there is a way to get a deal, I'm going to make that happen. Below are ways you can purchase the above items on a sale/discount:

  • Babyletto is offered virtually everywhere. Target often does a 10% off sale, including Babyletto, which is difficult to find. You can also save an additional 5% if you have a Target Red Card. 
  • Pehr Designs offers 15% off for signing up for their Newsletter. Pehr is also available on Giggle, Nordstrom + Spring. When ordering the bedding, I researched coupon codes on all of the sites offered in order to save costs on shipping, etc. You can often find great coupon codes on RetailMeNot.
  • West Elm does their "Buy More, Save More" sale frequently where you can save up to 20%. I also shopped their seasonal sale, and the curtains I purchased are currently marked down on their website. 
  • Find ways to be creative. Cody knew he could create the Elephant Sugarboo Design I loved at home. It took a lot of work and hours, but ultimately, we saved about $230 doing this at home verses buying it in the store. We also love the piece even more because we were able to use our own skills and talents in his nursery!
Note: One Month of Mamahood

Note: One Month of Mamahood

Note: Welcome to the World, Jack!

Note: Welcome to the World, Jack!