Big Boy Room + Nursery Update

It's been a little while since I updated you on Ethan's big boy room progress and Wyatt's nursery progress.  I last left you with this post and have since made the following progress:

We painted the walls Serious Gray by Sherwin Williams.  Ryan added crown molding, which really make the walls pop and we switched out the light fixture for this more masculine one from Lowe's for a steal.  It looks a lot like one from Restoration Hardware, but for a fraction of the price.  #winning

Ryan installed book ledges from Home Depot.  They were in the length we needed.  Check out Ikea for a much cheaper option.

We moved the curtains over from Ethan's room. You can see the DIY curtain rod project here.  Also, the curtains are actually shower curtains from West Elm...we just added an orange border at the bottom.

Finally, and most exciting, is that Ethan's big boy bed from Land of Nod arrived.  It's the Jenny Lind and the quality is top notch.  We also got the sheets and comforter from Land of Nod as well.  The blanket is from Spearmint Love.

Here's where the checklist stands:

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?
Install reading light over bed
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.

Ethan is still sleeping in his crib in the nursery, which has somewhat delayed my motivation in working on the nursery.  This weekend, we plan to try and have Ethan nap in his big boy bed and move over more of his decor to make it feel more like his room.  He LOVES his room so far and we try to read books in his big boy bed and get him used to it, but for now, he still prefers his crib.

Here's the latest on the nursery:

I purchases a vintage Kilim pillow off an Etsy store called Mister Pillow.  Wyatt's nursery is going to be pretty neutral, so I think this adds a fun pop of color.  I also bought this gorgeous mirror from School House Electric and plan to hand this fun dream catcher.

Last, we added legs to my Craigslist dresser and plan to stain the legs to match the dresser.  It adds the perfect height to the dresser, while also modernizing it slightly.  The little footstool was a score from Target, but you can find a similar option here.

This is where the checklist stands:

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.

So there you have it!  An official update!  If you have any fun ideas on an area rug for Ethan's room {or if I even need one} and gallery wall options for the nursery, that would be great!

Also, I am thinking of selling the custom bedding that I had made for Ethan's crib in his nursery.  There are two sheets and the crib skirt.  Email me or comment below if you're interested!

xo natasha


  1. Love the updates and all the touches to both rooms - can't wait to see more x

  2. i love this!! and SMART idea to use a shower curtain for the window drapes...sooo much cheaper and they look great! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. Awesome love it! We have those lights for our upstairs hallway, great look. Can't wait to see more!

  4. I totally copied your west elm shower curtains for Reid's nursery! They look so great and so much cheaper than the crate and barrel ones! thanks for the great idea! I still am getting the nursery together- but will post some pictures soon!

  5. the dresser in the nursery is so, so gorgeous!

  6. Umm that bear pillow is adorable. Can Ethan stay in his crib with enough time for one last overnight from us?!

  7. So cute! I can't wait to see them all finished!

  8. Wow I love it all! Amazing that those curtains are actually shower curtains! I love them!

  9. I love it!!! The progress looks great! I especially love the book ledges but I am partial since we have some in Mason's room. But overall, I think it looks amazing! Can't wait to see the finished products :)

  10. Loving Ethan's big boy room. The light fixture and your DIY curtain rod! I'm bookmarking that idea in case we ever have a boy!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  11. Love the room and that wall color is perfect!

  12. Love!! You most certainly have an eye for style! Love what you've picked so far! Can't wait to see the rest!