I have had way too much fun in this nursery! It actually ended up much more cluttered than I intended - that's what happens when you have too many ideas and not enough room for all of them (I didn't even do all that I wanted!) but I love love love it all the same.
This room is a reflection of one of the major benefits of our move. There is no way I'd have had the time, energy or funds to create a room like this if Conner's job hadn't afforded us this little luxury. And while a cute room and MANY of the items in it are completely unnecessary for having a baby, the process of being creative, crafty, and nesty has helped me feel more connected to and prepared for our son. I know it's really made Conner happy too. The day he came home from work and saw the branch with Wesley's name hanging from it (the first craft I did) he told me it was exactly what he'd hoped for. Not the actual branch, but the fact that I could spend the time on quiet, creative projects for our kiddo. I say it all the time but it's these little things that we are both most grateful for. That has been a big theme during our time here in Texas: gratitude.
I knew regardless of the baby's gender I wanted the nursery to have a loose PNW theme, especially once we learned of our move to Texas. Let's be honest, Wesley isn't going to remember his nursery, so it might as well be a little piece of my own home to make ME most comfortable and happy. :) Funnily enough, one day I asked Conner what he'd like to see in the nursery (overall I'd say decor is not something he cares about... at all) and he surprised me by answering, "I don't know. Maybe clouds?" Perfect! So trees and clouds and little woodland creatures with a muted palette and pops of color became the game plan. I'd intended to make a cloud mobile but it wasn't turning out so great. I still may make a second attempt, but the changing pad cover has clouds on it!
Early on my parents offered up the crib my sister and I used when WE were babies if Conner and I wanted it. Not only was it great to receive something that'd normally cost several hundred dollars for free, but I also love the crib! After a brief concern about the drop-side (they're no longer made for safety concerns) we determined we were able to secure it and it wouldn't be an issue to use, and it's in perfect condition! It also closely matched the wood color on the one and only dresser I've had for my entire life and am finally upgrading from, so those two large pieces cost us nothing!
Overall I'm very pleased with the room and can't wait to add the finishing touch to it: a baby! :D