Nursery Progress & Purchases

I’ve started putting together the new nursery a bit.  (And moved our house-guest to the basement! ;)) It seems like lots of people I know are expecting babies soon too. I thought it might be fun to share what I’ve purchased for the nursery so far, in case y’all might be interested in some of the same things!


I found this one at HomeGoods! Similar here or here.


Purchased a “damaged” rug from this dealer. Similar here or here.


This one is also “damaged”, and it’s smaller. I plan to layer it on top of the natural fiber rug.

Some other ones I liked were this one, this one, this one, this one, and this (pink) one.

Neither of the rugs I received were damaged enough for me to really notice or care! One had a small stain on the back and the other a slight tear on the binding. I don’t mind, especially for the 85% off MSRP, ~34% off Overstock’s pricing, and since it’s just going in a kid’s room. 🙂

By the way, I just made a fairly low offer and to my surprise it was accepted! This dealer seems to be selling returned rugs, and in my case was willing to accept an even lower price than what he was asking. (Quick and free shipping too!) Give him a try if you’re in the market for a large cheap rug! (Before committing, what I did was look up reviews of the item on other websites to be sure it didn’t shed, what it was made of, etc.)

We bought this rug pad. It was the best bang for my buck I could find. ($67 for a 9×12 premium felted pad, and free quick shipping!)


Purchased this one.


Blaine’s grandma’s rocking chair (gifted to us) will be going in the nursery. He is adamant that I use this and won’t let me paint it. I’m having some chair cushions made in Texas for it. Can’t wait to see them!

Here is their Etsy shop. So far, very professional and timely!

Blaine’s grandma’s rocking chair is getting measured for cushions

linen fabric swatch Linen swatches Tightly weaved linen image 4

I chose H. Linen Ticking. They have lots of pretty linens to choose from!



I already mentioned these baskets that I ordered months ago and they finally arrived! Love them even more in person. They’re big!


Jack with his buddy, Noah 🙂


I found our crib at an antique store in Kentucky. (It’s not too old, though. I made sure the rails are pretty close together.) 

Similar here, here, or here.


I found some crib sheets, toddler pillowcase and a blanket on sale at RH a while ago. What’s nice about their nursery bedding is that pretty much everything coordinates nicely without being too matchy-matchy.

Asha Hand-Printed Toddler Quilt

Washed Organic Linen Paisley Print Toddler PillowcaseBotánica Print Toddler Pillowcase

For the crib skirt and bumper, I’m using up some old linen curtain fabric and having those made here locally. (Thank you Wendy!!!) I have these curtains hanging in the room already, and had a couple extra panels laying around. So we’re using the extra panels to make the skirt and bumper.

DYTÅG Curtains, 1 pair, beige, 57x98 "

Linen curtains from Ikea linked here.


Found these cute organizers at this Etsy shop! They have lots of design options.


In my last post, I mentioned that some cute shades were on my list of things to find. We have an antique 4-light chandelier in the baby’s room and I thought some shades would sweeten it up.

It’s hard to find cute (and affordable) chandelier shades! I landed on these cuties made in France!

Chandelier lampshade with rabbit motifs 4.3 x 5.1 ins for wall image 0

They should arrive within the next few weeks!

Other shade contenders were:

Small Lamp Shades - Amy Berry Home

Eeek, so cute! But I don’t want to spend that much.

Small Lamp Shades - Amy Berry Home

Love it, but too pricey for me!

Linen Trim Chandelier Shade

I liked these! And a good price too. Lots of trim color options.

French blue lampshade gingham check chandelier lampshade clip image 5

Another option from Etsy.

Love these too.

Riverbed Tall Chandelier Shade accent lighting piece

Good price! Couple of colors to choose from.

Since I got the bunny shades, I’m considering these bunny hooks to use as curtain tiebacks in the nursery.

Anthro bunny hook – used as a curtain tieback

Here is a sweet fabric that I may introduce somewhere – in keeping with the bunnies! 

Liberty of London Special Limited Edition Meadow Tails image 0

Liberty of London- Special Limited Edition – Meadow Tails J20D- sweet meadow x gretel print – Pastel – fat quarter


I haven’t purchased any art yet. I did stumble upon Museum Quality Art and I’m intrigued by these Cloud Study prints. 

I found some bunny prints and thought they were cute too!


BUNNIES was originally painted by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait in 1891. The painting, entitled Rabbits on a Log, is on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


BUNNIES II was originally painted by William Jacob Hays, Sr. in 1889. The painting, entitled Rabbits, is on display at The Walters Art Museum.

We’re getting excited for Baby Boy #2 to arrive soon (February)!! I’m feeling a bit more prepared this time around, though things could change between now and then. 🙂 

I’ll share more progress soon here!

Until next time,



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