nursery reveal

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Seeing as how this little man is almost here, I figured it was time to call it quits on the nursery and get some photos snapped.  You know how it goes when putting together a space – there’s always so much more you want to do, but you never end up getting around to it.  So, this space is as done as it’s going to get!
I ended up changing my mind from my first plan.  Shocker.  Pregnant woman changes her mind… again πŸ˜‰  I wanted it to have more of a masculine feel to it.  The rug my husband brought back from the Middle East was the perfect jumping off point.

I wanted the bedding to resemble menswear.  A crisp white shirt, gray pinstripes, and monogram.  Funny story about the monogram.  My machine and I battled over getting this monogram to work (broken thread, slips, broken needles, and cursing).  As soon as I pulled it off the machine I thought to myself, “Where have I seen this before??”  Hotel Sheridan.  Hahahaha!!!  Oh well, I really like it so who cares!
The glider isn’t the most beautiful, but since this is our last child, I didn’t want to purchase any new furniture pieces.  I made a white slipcover to cover the old fabric and called it good.

The dresser is also left over from Izzy’s nursery.  It was an antique store purchase that was painted white.  I liked that it’s not a dedicated changing table and can easily be transitioned for a big boy room or in other spaces.

The gallery wall was a simple toss together using random frames I had laying around the house.  You can read more about the mounted animal art here.  Man, I always intended to better position those frames.  Oh well. 


This little brass fox hook is one of few things left over from my original plan for the room. I just adore him.  Perfect spot for grabbing last minute items on your way out.ο»Ώ

Ruffino LOVES this room. Any time I leave the door open I find him in here sunning himself.  He’s going to be so mad at me when we bring another baby home. He has been a little mopey lately, I think he knows.

SOURCES: rug (purchased overseas) . DIY stenciled drapes . bedding (made by me) . sheepskin . metal accordion table . owl art . DIY mounted animal art . captains mirror . brass fox hook . fish mobile
That’s all! Just need this little man to make an appearance… soon.
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  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    shelley! it is AMAZING! i love the color punch the rug adds and love all the gold and personal touches !! pinning it!

  2. Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} Avatar


  3. Tiffany Avatar

    I Love it! You did a fabulous job. I totally want that animal art…so fricken cute!!!!

  4. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    That rug is amazing! I love all of the special details you but together. A wonderful nursery!!

  5. Meg Avatar

    I love his room and that it doesn't feel baby-ish. I'm all about baby and kids rooms that will grow with your children. And it's funny, I'm currently working on a new bedroom for my son, Elliott. He's almost 12 and his room has a similar feel to your nursery! We're using warm grey and red and we have a turkish kilim for the floor.
    You did a fabulous job!

  6. Harps and Ollie's Mom Avatar

    Looks great!!! But I expected nothing less!!

  7. Mindy Avatar

    Awwww, it's going to be so awesome to bring your little man home. The room is great, as always. Did you even cover the boppy to match? :o)
    I love that your dog matches the decor in your whole house. hahahaha

  8. Jessamie {Bird and Branch Redesign} Avatar

    Girl, you did it! The room looks great! Love the rug, and the Sheridan logo πŸ˜‰

  9. Rebecca Avatar

    i love the glider! the dark wood and light fabric is gorgeous. those knobs are so fun, and the fox is really cute too. is the table next to the glider from Urban Outfitters?

  10. Dani - Diane  - ATA Girls Avatar

    What a great room – love the animal coat hangers. Joining from Look What I Made –

  11. Christin Avatar

    Ummm…You have out done yourself this time! And that's hard to do! It's gorgeous. So gorgeous.

  12. Becky {This Is Happiness} Avatar

    What a precious nursery Shelley! You did an amazing job ~ it looks stunning!!

  13. Jessica Avatar

    Love the simplicity of the colors you chose. The accents and details really bring the room together and give it a very finished look! Beautifully done!

  14. Kassi Mortensen Avatar

    It's the perfect crisp, clean little boy nursery!

  15. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions Avatar

    Very cute, Shelley! I love those drapes and your wall decor is great.

  16. Lisa @ Shine Your Light Avatar

    I love it Shelley!!!!!! Love the jagged line on the chevron, love the rug in there, love the little rhino butt – that art is seriously so cute!! The little man is going to adore his abode!!!

  17. Something Nice and Pretty Avatar

    You did a wonderful job on your masculine room, love the bedding and the animal art!

  18. Sarah Avatar

    This is so lovely. I adore greys! That bum on the picture proper made me lol! HA!

  19. A Lived in Home Avatar

    What a fabulous nursery!! I've been eyeing that mirror from Target. All your brass elements really give a masculine feel! Divine!

  20. the cape on the corner Avatar

    amazing! it's so crisp looking!

  21. At The Picket Fence Avatar

    So fabulous! Definitely masculine and very chic. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  22. Stone Cottage Adventures Avatar

    I love LOVE the color palette! Your sweet Ruffino… Dogs always touch my heart. Congratulations on a new baby boy! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  23. Amy Avatar

    The animal art is awesome! So doing this for my kids room. Ohhh Ruff, poor sweet Ruff. So cute!

  24. Avatar

    The nursery looks great….how exciting to have a new baby on the way. Mine are 12 and 14 so it's been awhile πŸ™‚ I love the gallery wall and the animal art. Too cute. Best of luck with the new baby. Oh, and LOVE your dog hanging out in there – so sweet.

  25. A Little Knick Knack Avatar

    The room is PERFECT. I love the little touches of gold and the animal print is awesome. It made me laugh, too. πŸ™‚

  26. Carmel @ Our Fifth House Avatar

    It's perfect – I love every little detail!

  27. Jenn Grossi Avatar

    I found you on I love the nursery!!

  28. Judy Avatar

    The nursery is absolutely perfect. I love the drapes and the masculine feel of the entire room. Gorgeous rug. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  29. suzyq Avatar

    What a beautiful " masculine " nursery – they're not so easy to do right? You nailed it, absolutely!
    Your newest follower –
    Would love to have you follow back when you have the time πŸ™‚

  30. Casey @ Avatar

    This is really gorgeous!! It's also a look that could grow with the baby — I would love this in my own bedroom!

  31. Linda@Coastal Charm Avatar

    I can say that I really LUV everything about this room. Thanks for sharing it at my party. I will feature it at my party next Monday. Feel free to come by and grab my starfish feature button for your blog.


  32. natasha {schue love} Avatar

    The nursery looks AMAZING!!! Yay! Love the gallery wall and the curtains. So many great details here! πŸ™‚

  33. Aja Avatar

    It looks great! I love that rug!
    And ok.. Have you shared the baby's name?? I assume it starts with an S but I spotted a G in one picture of the gallery wall! πŸ™‚

  34. Nena Nadine Avatar

    Nicely done! Don't feel bad. I didn't even get started until my little one was born. I think all we had done was painting and refinishing the floors. Still a work in progress at 8 months now. But done for the most part.

  35. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    Oh my gosh, HOW DID I MISS THIS?!?! I'm so mad at myself for not being first to see this loveliness! I guess you could say I'm a little competitive…or a lot *blush* (c; But it was worth the wait because it's SO ADORABLE!!! And that rug!!! I'm contemplating sending the hubby overseas so he can find me an amazeballs rug like that…too much?!? And that animal art *slays* me! SO stinkin' cute…must copy immediately!

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