I can’t believe it’s been a year since my little Penny was born. Mostly because it took me this long to finish her nursery. Just kidding, it’s because she’s a year old! To celebrate I am finally here with her floral farmhouse nursery reveal AND to give you a chance to win some of my favorite baby products at the end.
Penny’s Floral Farmhouse Nursery Reveal
Initially, I thought I was having a boy so I had a nautical theme stuck in my head but when the sonogram told us we were actually having a girl I became super excited to start planning a feminine nursery.
(This post probably contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) The giveaway items were also sent to me to review.)
Decide on a Theme
I had no intention of doing wallpaper until I stumbled upon yellow and pink rose wallpaper at Anthropologie and immediately had my theme. I’ve always loved everything floral and I knew it would be easy to find all the pieces.
Then, I headed to Sherwin Williams, my favorite paint brand, to pick out pink paint that would match the wallpaper. If I’m being honest, the paint is a little darker of a pink than I would have liked – I like a true pale pink – but it is still very pretty.
Then it was time to wallpaper! I’ve never done it before. Have you? Wallpaper is definitely becoming trendier now and I couldn’t be more excited because I’ve always been a huge fan. Wallpaper can add dimension and texture as no paint can. Thanks to a friend we wallpapered one room of her nursery and what I affectionately call “the box” which actually covers where our staircase meets the upstairs. (Oh,1940s houses…) It took about six hours so if you are planning on wallpaper make sure you leave enough time in the day. A huge shout out to my friend Jennifer who helped me! Without you, I am not sure it would have ever gotten done.
Bring in Something Old
Next, I took what used to be my dresser (that I got from Craigslist) and antique mirror and placed it along one of the walls. I like to mix up old and new in rooms so my rooms feel a little more lived in. The dresser was not old itself but looks more traditional. The mirror is pretty old though and brought in a little of that french/shabby chic vibe. I’m still looking for something else little that has an old flair to it so if you have any ideas let me know. I might have to go scour some antique shops.
Add in Necessities
Next, it was time to find a crib. I found it on Facebook Marketplace and while it is BEAUTIFUL, I was really having buyer’s remorse when we first got it. This is not a slam against the family, but I’ll just say that they were of a particular ethnicity and their whole apartment, and crib, smelled like curry and was a lot dirtier than it was pictured online. Thankfully, a lot of scrubbing and purifying sprays and I got it out! This is a great time to remind you that if you purchase things online, make sure you go to look at it first before committing to buying. You can back out at any time. For me, even though I had to put some elbow grease into it, the crib was beautiful and a great price so I still consider it a win.
I got this exact changing table on Amazon and it’s been perfect for on top of “the box.” Really, the height could not have been better! And this way I didn’t have to buy a separate changing table.
I should note her nursery is TINY. Perfect for a baby, but an otherwise tiny room. I couldn’t even fit her rocking chair in there so it’s in our bedroom. It’ll be fine for when she’s a toddler still though and surprisingly it comes with a decent-sized closet. But that’s why you don’t see a rocking chair!
Bring in something Sentimental/Homemade
The coffee filter wreath above her crib I made myself (Here is the coffee filter flower DIY – go make it!) and the shelves above her changing station are from Ikea. The white baskets are from a craft store and the brown baskets are from HomeGoods. Here are similar white farmhouse crates and similar wicker baskets.
Round out the Room
Lastly, there is a lot of pink, white, and yellow in the room and I felt I needed to ground it a little. I found this perfect crib sheet at Crate and Barrel to bring in some black. Here is a similar one, and much cheaper I’ll add, from Amazon. It really breaks up the pink and white. I am still looking for a changing pad cover that looks similar but surprisingly, no luck. If you have too much of one color in a room, try bringing in some darker, or lighter, heavier, or fluffy, elements to break it up.
There are a few finishing touches I’d still like to make but overall I love going into her pretty little feminine room. I’d like to add some details to make it look more like a French flower shop specifically so if you have any ideas let me know! For now, it makes me very happy just the way it is, and as I say, love the nursery you create because you’ll be changing a lot of diapers in there. Also, I’m just praying Penny likes it when she gets older and if we ever sell the house I might write it into the contract that they can’t touch the wallpaper. 😉
How did you decorate your baby’s nursery? Do you still love it? Let me know!
Floral Farmhouse Nursery Reveal
And now it’s time for the fun stuff! (I mean, I thought showing my baby’s nursery was fun but giveaways are fun too.) It’s time for an amazing baby giveaway full of my favorite products to make that first year a little easier, cleaner, and prettier.
The Ultimate Baby Giveaway Package!
Thank you to my friends at DockaTot who sent one for me to review. The winner of this prize will get $150 to go towards any DockaTot of their choice (and some are on sale for $150!)
They come in two sizes. The first is for 0-8 months and the second is for 9-36 months. The Deluxe+ (the one for 0-8 months) is the PERFECT place to rest your little one (in a safe place on the ground) when they need a nap, or when you need to cook a meal or let’s be real – even pee.
It is a safe and comfy spot for your baby to rest, play, cuddle, or do tummy time. It was made specifically to mimic the womb so your baby feels super safe in it and sleeps even better. And if you’re a co-sleeping parent it was created to give babies a safe place to sleep if in your bed. It is tested for breathability and is made from 100% cotton in Europe.
For Older Babies
Let’s talk about the Grand version for babies 9-36 months! This is the one I am currently using and I love to put it in my sunroom so I can “dock” her in it while I get work done on the computer, or create my latest DIY. She can happily play in it while I keep a watchful eye.
My baby still sleeps in a crib but when it’s time to transition to a toddler bed you can bet I will be using the DockaTot to make the transition easier. The round sides keep baby safe and comfy and from falling out while they adjust to a new bed.
Since it’s portable it’s perfect for when my husband and I visit our families in New York and Pennsylvania. Take a minute to check out ALL their cute designs. No matter your style, they have one to fit your home.
Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock
The first time my husband and I took Penny out of the house on a real trip was to Home Depot. I was so clueless what I was doing I didn’t realize I had no idea what to do with her while in the store. We put the whole cart seat in the cart until we soon realized that wasn’t working. I really wish we had had one of these Binxy Baby shopping cart hammocks then.
It fits any cart and can take up to 50 pounds in weight. You just place your baby in there and she can happily shop with you while being able to see what’s going on around her, and most importantly, you. She feels safe and snug. You can place just your baby in there or your baby in his or her car seat. It’s lightweight to take with you on any trip. The winner will receive a Binxy Baby Shopping Cart of their choice and there are plenty of designs for both boys and girls.
GO by Greenshield Organic ™Baby Cleaners and Detergents
That first year I was super diligent about what cleaning supplies I used around Penny and my go-to was GO by Greenshield organic™ Baby Cleaners + Detergents
Everyone is told to only use laundry detergent that is free and clear of chemicals because of baby’s delicate skin and GO makes it super easy with a detergent with no harsh chemicals, dyes, or fragrances. Their multi-surface cleaner (in jasmine scent!) was a lifesaver when I was cleaning either her nursery or the kitchen. I shouldn’t say was because it still is a lifesaver. I use it to clean everything from the shelves in her nursery to our kitchen counters, to her highchair and I don’t have to worry about her breathing in any harsh chemicals. (Or our cat for the matter).
A quick safe clean
I also love their wipes for a quick high chair or counter clean-up and their dish soap. I can safely clean her baby dishes knowing it was safe for her health.
Lastly, I’d like to introduce you to an adorable little shop called Raising Ya’ll where the owner, Emily, makes handmade blankets, burp cloths, loveys, and blankets. They are soft, they are beautiful, and there is just something so special about a handmade item for your little baby. Penny loves to clutch her lovey for comfort, especially in the car.
Ready to win all these amazing products? Just start with your name and email below to get started. Good luck!