hayden's room

It's about time that we shared pictures of Hayden's finished room. We started working on the room back in May and put the finishing touches on it this past weekend. Nothing like taking our time... As we shared early on, we wanted a neutral, calm space for baby. So we went with gray and white for paint colors. My Dad added chair rail to divide the two colors. 
With a use-what-you've-got mentality, we shopped our home for furniture for the room. In fact, the only new piece of furniture was our Pottery Barn crib. I found those cute elephant sheets at Pottery Barn Kids as well. The pinwheel mobile hangs above the crib. The crib skirt, courtesy of my mom's amazing sewing skills (which were put to work many times during the completion of the room). 
This rustic dresser now holds the changing table pad and all Hayden's diapers and wipes. My mom sewed the cover for the changing pad, using the fabric I chose back in May. 
This refinished dresser houses all Hayden's clothes, blankets, and swaddles. We added a rustic lamp from Marshall's (since this room has no overhead lighting!) and a fan to help circulate the air. 
 The ottoman that we refinished for our last living room now resides in Hayden's room, under the windows. It's nice to have a little extra seating in there and the gray fabric matches everything else really well.
Speaking of the windows, we added curtains and blinds which my mom also sewed, using the same fabric as the changing pad. The one eyesore in this room, the window air conditioner was a necessary addition to the room. Poor Hayden's room gets way hotter than the rest of the house. This paranoid mama was so worried about the heat and it's correlation to SIDS that I sent Nick to Target at 9:00 one night last week. Although it's not pretty, it keeps the room much cooler and we all sleep more easily at night. 
Up above the windows we added a gift from my parents, a time zone clock from Cost Plus. 
 Another gift from my parents was this framed alphabet. My mom cross-stiched this piece 27 years, finishing it up when she was in labor with me. She had it reframed to match the room. I love this sweet sentimental piece of art. 
The alphabet hangs above a rocking chair that my mom recovered. (Can you see who had a lot to do with pulling this room together?!) The rocking chair belonged to my great grandmother and my mom and I chose a neutral khaki colored fabric for the slipcover. Hayden and I spend lots of quality time in this comfy chair, rocking away... 
 For a night light, we hung up our orb lantern with a flameless candle from Pottery Barn. The candle actually has a timer so that we don't have to climb up and turn it on or off. It's cast the perfect glow so that I can see when I go into the room for late night feedings, but it's not to jarring to be on all night. 
The other light that we added was one that Nick made for the room. After seeing this light from West Elm, I asked Nick if he could make a light for the room out of a jar. He gladly (ha) accepted the challenge and came up with this unique fixture for our baby boy. Since the jar is clear, we used an Edison bulb that can be seen when the light is on.  You can see the light hanging in the hallway between the chalkboard closet doors
The last touches to the room were the rest of the wall art. This adorable print was a gift from a good friend.
The wall of photos are a combination of prints from Etsy and pictures that we took ourselves.
So there you have it- Baby Boy's room, full of DIY projects! The room has come quite far  from it's humble beginnings. It's exactly the calm happy space that I envisioned for my sweet boy all those months ago.

Shared at Thrifty Decor Chick
Shared at EmilyAClark.com.


  1. What a unique ensemble - and Hayden's gonna be one chic man someday. The first things you see in this world set the tone for a lifetime. No lime green?

  2. Such a sweet room with lots of sentimental touches. . . great job! Thanks for linking up!


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