Nursery + Big Boy Room Checklists

My due date is almost a month away {January 19th!} and I have barely made a dent on the nursery and Ethan's big boy room...eek!

I put together this inspiration board for the nursery and have acquired some things...but there's still a lot left to do!  I think I will keep the walls gray, since they're pretty light and neutral.  Here is a list of the rest of what I have left to do...

Buy new pillow...looking for a kilim style.
Move bamboo curtains over from guest bedroom.
Move in dresser
Add legs to dresser...after moving the dresser into the room, it's only about 25.5 inches tall...we definitely need to add legs.  Any ideas on where to find some good ones?  I'm thinking 6 inches should do the trick.
Move map to Ethan's room
Hang buffalo print over crib
Move deer and "E" to Ethan's room
Add book ledges adjacent to crib
Buy brass floor lamp {considering this one}
Figure out what the do with the gallery wall...planning to add the Yard Bombed antlers and some other prints.

Ethan will be taking over the guest bedroom.

First things first, I need to figure out what color walls to paint the room.  This is the inspiration board.  I'm thinking a dark gray, or maybe just a bright white...but feel free to make any suggestions.

Buy bed {still waiting for it to get here...}
Add new banner, deer head and "E" over bed.  I'm now thinking that his bed might tuck away in the above right corner...thoughts?
Decide on bedside tables/lamps--may not need to do this if I tuck the bed in the corner.
Move over striped curtains from nursery
Add book ledges to right of window
Move over dresser and map from nursery
Finalize bedding {I have this, this and this}
Figure out/buy a ceiling fixture
Also, if we tuck the bed in the corner...I probably will want an area rug.

So that's where we stand.  I would love your suggestions on some of the items above.  Feel free to comment below or email me!

xo natasha


  1. i cant wait to see how both rooms turn out! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I really like the black and white or orange and navy bedding! I'm sure the rooms will come together quickly x

  3. I cant wait to see everything when it all comes together--I know it's a LONG process tho! Good luck :)

  4. Your due date is my best friend's bday! Can't wait to see the rooms come together. The only place I knwo that sells legs separate is ikea. now Im curious and will probably google around for more ha!

  5. I'm struggling with just one room and the holidays. I can't imagine doing two! It sounds like you have a plan and I can't wait to see how both rooms turn out.

  6. Loving your inspiration and LOVE the book ledge idea, but if I might make a suggestion to save you some money :) They have some at Ikea that are wayyyyyy cheaper! We have some in Mason's room (if you search back a couple weeks on my Instagram (@lizbir) I posted a picture of him laying in front of them reading a book) and LOVE them. They are at his height so he can reach whatever books he wants and I am in love with how they look. They come in white and black and different sizes so they can match whatever color or size you need!

  7. I would love to hear what you're doing with your guest bedroom bed. We're trying to decide whether to put it in the nursery as a place for guests? With our new baby girl coming in April, we're losing our only guest bedroom!

  8. My birthday is your due date! P.S. Love the color of the nursery rug, it lights up the room!

  9. 1st time commenting but I have been following your blog for a while. I love your blog. I can relate to so much. We have the same due date & similar nursery plans. I think our oldest sons have close birthdays too! Anyways can't wait to see how your rooms turn out :)

    1. Thanks so much for reading and congrats on your next little bundle!! :)

  10. Congrats on yours too! And I'm wrong about our due dates! Haha pregnancy is making me crazy! I'm due Feb 19th!