The Nursery {Part 1}

Friends the adoption is going quite smoothly. We just finished getting all of our paperwork in and we are just waiting to get assigned a social worker (praying this happens by the beginning of April) . While we wait, we are doing the best we can getting our sweet precious child’s room ready. I think I have found my favorite spot in the house Smile


Getting a nursery ready for an adoption is A LOT different then getting a room ready for a baby that is in your tummy. A, I have a lot of energy! (not carrying around any extra weight if you know what I mean). B. We have NO IDEA if our child will be an infant or a 2 year old or a girl or a boy? Either way we know that this room will be for someone super special and every time we step foot in it, it’s a constant reminder to pray for the child that will soon be welcomed into our home.

I found this super awesome Mood Board on Pinterest and it was the perfect inspiration of what I was looking for in a gender neutral room!


I love the colors, orange, grey and light blue together. Their not too feminine and not too manly Winking smile I  also really like all the animals!


Gotta love being inspired by Pinterest and wanting EVERYTHING in this room!!!

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SIDE NOTE—-> Our sweet friend Shelly brought us to tears this week as she dropped off a giant bag of brand new newborn baby stuff! She had a miscarriage a while back and held on to it, to give it to someone some day. I was so blessed and couldn’t help but cry. What an amazing blessing.


I love that it’s all so gender neutral and honestly if we get a newborn we will be set!!!


So we have slowly started to get the nursery ready. We have a lot to do, but it’s getting there. I love the color we chose! It’s the perfect mix of grey and blue.


I fell in love with this owl picture from Marshall’s, it’s all the colors and fun owl design that I was looking for. For only $12 I couldn’t pass it up.


Most everything else I have been thrifting or craigsliting. This super cute glider was only $40 bucks on Craigslist and is honestly more comfortable then any other seat in the house! I also thrifted the side table for $15 as well as the pillow for $5! I am looking for a cute little lamp to put next to the glider.


We decided to turn the dresser from our guest room into a changing table! I got this wonderful changing pad from a friend and ordered the cover from Etsy! I love the chevron pattern!


Our closet is another story, we want to remove the doors and put up a curtain as well as install a closet organization system, but I may do something a little cheaper that will work just as well.


I love these antique jars for storing things, they will be perfect for pasies, hair bows, or whatever little things are out there.


I also thrifted this owl vase for $3! Now I have to figure out what to put in it.


Some of the projects I am currently working on…..

1. This adorable tree mobile.


2. This corner bench for our living room for toys and such.


3. Building a fun wall of picture frames with cutesie Etsy art.


4. This piece of pallet art! Isn’t it perfect?!


We still have so much to do, but are enjoying the process.

Nursery Check List:

  • Install New Blinds
  • Make Curtains
  • Purchase Rug
  • Purchase Lamp
  • Purchase White Frames
  • Make Pallet Wall Art
  • Create Closet Organization
  • Put Together Crib
  • Purchase Drawer Organizers
  • Hang Bookshelves
  • Purchase Trashcan


15 responses to “The Nursery {Part 1}”

  1. I love that you guys are preparing for your future little one. I pray that God gives you exactly the right child for you and your husband. (BTW it was great meeting you yesterday!) XOXO

  2. I’m amazed, Bobs. You have done so much in so little time! I want to come help you put things together!

    Also, I was going to give you a onesie, but wasn’t sure if you would want one (since you don’t know the age). Now I’m just gonna go for it! 🙂 So sad for your friend, but so precious that she wanted to bless you!

  3. Off to a great start! How sweet of your friend to drop off all that baby gear! I had one little thought… I would keep the doors on the closet. Babies/toddlers love looking in mirrors. My 1.5 year old has so much fun looking at that ‘other boy’ in the mirrors when we go to Old Navy. I’d imagine he would love having big mirrors in his room! Also
    , babies come with a lot of stuff. Much of the stuff, you will want to store out of sight, the doors might help contain the baby/kiddo stuff better than curtains. Again, just my two sense. Whatever you choose will be great! P.S. Love all the thrifted treasures!

  4. I am so excited for you Bobbi!! It looks like the nursery is coming along so well! I can’t wait to see the finished room!

  5. The room is beautiful! Where did you get that grey and white patterned basket (laundry) with the rope handles? I love the style and colors you’ve chosen – perfect for a wide range of ages and certainly for a boy or a girl. Great job!

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    Danielle Beaver

    Lookin’ GOOD, Bobs!!!

  7. Oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE all the styles and colors you have going on in here 🙂 It is literally the epitome of what I would want in a nursery if I ever decide to try and have/adopt children 🙂 Can’t wait until the day you bring your new love home!

  8. At what point in the process do you find out if you are getting an infant, 2 year old, boy, girl ,etc?

  9. I love the color scheme & can’t wait to see the finished product. The mobile is adorable! Can’t wait to see more updates.

  10. Everything looks so beautiful.

  11. looks like you are off to a great start! I love all of your ideas! (:

  12. Seeing that corner bench brings back fond memories of the one we used to have in the living room (it was by the window too!) when we were living in Ipoh.
    Have a blessed Easter Bobbi and Matt.

  13. Everything looks adorable! Great ideas. Your baby will love it and feel loved in it!

  14. So sweet. I have special memories of sitting in a glider just like that praying for and thinking about our baby. I look back and still remember those days so happily. What great thrifting! I wish I could find stuff like that!

  15. I love that owl picture. Score! I am so happy for you and your family bringing in such a bundle of joy! Congratulations Bobbi! It’s wonderful. And something I know you’ve been much looking forward to. (how could you not?!) 😉