Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Baby Hunter's Nursery

The other day on Facebook, I posted a picture of this adorable momma-to-be, Becca and her hound dog, Daisy...

The picture was to whet your appetite to see more of her baby's nursery. Well baby Hunter hasn't made his appearance just yet (less than a week left!), but it is time to show you his nursery. Becca and her husband, Phil, go to our church and when I saw some pictures of Hunter's nursery posted on Facebook, I asked Becca if I could sneak in a few pics myself to show you guys. I know you'll love this sweet, rustic space as much as I do. This nursery is filled with many DIY/repurposed items and you know how much I love that. So let's jump right in! Welcome to baby Hunter's nursery.

This art was made from driftwood pulled out of the river where Becca grew up. She added the trinkets that she picked up here and there. The antlers are from a buck that Phil got. And Becca DIY'd the cute burlap bunting. 

When you walk in the room, to your left is a gorgeous rough-cut tongue and groove pine wood wall that is stained to really bring out the warmth of the wood. I just love the contrast between the dark, rough wood and the rest of the smooth, drywalled light-colored walls. (wall color is Sherwin Williams Sedate Gray--an ever so slight green/gray color) The walls are a perfect mix of both rustic and modern.

One of the things I love about this room (and really, their entire house) is that Becca and Phil did a lot of DIY projects in here. Of course whenever I see a DIY done right, it makes my heart swell. Becca is a big furniture refinisher. She finds "treasures" abandoned alongside the road or thrown in the trash, and converts them into true treasures--pieces that are just stunning and are full of history and stories. Let me show you some of those pieces...

Here's Hunter's changing table, before and after. She removed the double doors to allow for a wire hamper basket underneath. Fresh and updated, right?

Becca looks for real wood furniture (no particle board crap allowed!) to paint with chalk paint. 
Before/after of a child's table and chairs

This piece looked rough...then Becca got a hold of it

Now their home is filled with gorgeous furniture that she fixed up herself. Awesome, right?

Let's talk about this crib for a sec...

Phil was planning on building Hunter's crib, but there's something about having a full-time job that didn't allow for it. Ha. But thankfully Phil has some connections and this beast was built by a friend. Isn't it a showstopper? 

Another refinished piece by Becca...

This book was given as a gift at Becca's baby shower. Phil and Becca nicknamed the baby "Huck" before they knew its gender. I'm secretly hoping the nickname sticks so Huck and my Finn can be buds. Well, I guess they can still be buds even if that's not his nickname... ;)

This barrel used to store firewood at Phil's parents' home...now it's a cute side table.

This Holy Shed Antler Cross is based on antlers that were found on a buck--shaped in a unusual way--in the form of a cross. This is a reproduction that was given to Phil and Becca from Becca's parents and is a wonderful addition to baby Hunter's nursery.

This little teddy was something that Becca had when she was little. She simply added a scrap piece of her favorite buffalo check material and Viola! It's fit for a boy's room.

On the other side of the room is another showstopper. A contractor friend made this barn style door for the closet. Again, made with pine boards and stained the same color, it really is a wonderful rustic accent in this room. 

Inside of closet, in case you need inspiration. Becca bought the adjustable shelves/racks at Lowe's. They were cut to size there and can be adjusted however you want. So as baby Hunter grows, this closet can adjust to his needs (which, I'm guessing, will probably include some hunting equipment down the road...

The glider chair is from Babies R Us and was a gift from Becca's parents. (pillow from Etsy)

And if you peek out that window right beside the glider, this is the view you'll take in...woodsy and rustic, just like Hunter's room. :)

Becca bought a lamp kit and made this fun lamp from an old bottle that was found on her parents' property. Again, something else with a story. Little Hunter will be surrounded with items that have meaning behind them. Love that.

Daisy was a champ and only barked at this stranger (me) a couple dozen times. Ha! She was ready to get back to lounging...

Hope you guys enjoyed the tour! Thanks to Becca, Phil, and Daisy for having me over. Can't wait to see that sweet boy very soon. 

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  1. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautifully talented young woman, now mother! Congrats to Becca, Phil and Baby Huck. The only thing this post and the pics can't truly capture is the love that fills their hearts and this family home!

    1. Yes, a lot of love was poured into this room! Huck is one lucky boy to have such loving parents.

  2. Dude I just saw this...LOVE it. Baby Huck, that's adorable. You'll need to do a follow up post with pictures of baby Huck and mama enjoying the new room! ;)

    1. I know! I need to go visit them. Thanks for the love! :)

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  5. One trend that's been catching on is decorating a nursery in camouflage. Perhaps it's because of hunting's popularity, or because camouflage is a unisex theme, so Dad and Mom can agree on it, especially if Dad and Mom are hunters themselves.

  6. Since baby nursery rooms need to be well-equipped with standard furniture and supplies, people often tend to go overboard on expenses. But, you can actually manage to get all the required nursery furniture within a small budget if you know how.

  7. Aww, I just love the whole room decor! I'll definitely consider doing something similar when I have my own young one.

  8. I love how you decorated the Nursery. I'll definitely consider doing something similar . Hunters love hunting themes and this is awesome.

  9. Seriously, I am so much in love with the decor. Would try to replicate.

  10. Since baby nursery rooms need to be well-equipped with standard furniture and supplies, people often tend to go overboard on expenses.

  11. I just fell in love with Becca's work and her passion for wood art. I myself is a big fan of Wood working and love to call this art as my hobby. Becca you did a really nice job here and that hunter's crib is really awesome that Phill got. I would love to build that one for my son too.

    To all those who want to start a new hobby, I would suggest you guys to try WoodProfits. It won't even guide you how to do woodworking but you can even start a side business at your home too. Do try it if you love Wood Art or even want to start a Woodworking business.

    Best wished to Becca, Phill and Baby Huck. I would love to read a follow up post of this.


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