Well, it’s about time! The baby turned 5 months old and I am just now getting to show you his room. My, where has the time gone! Seems like yesterday I was holding this tiny little boy in my arms. Now he is a hefty 17-1/2 pounds bouncing baby boy!!
At the time of his birth at the end of December, his room was not yet completed. So we had to work on it between naps and any other little bit of time we could put into it. Getting the room done was one thing. Taking the photos, editing them, and typing the post is another story. But we finally got it all together! The photos were taken at different times of day and on different days (whenever I could squeeze them in) so bear with the lighting.
Back in March, I showed you the progress we made by adding new paint and carpet. And then I added some wall decals and kept on adding bits and pieces to put the room together. So today, I bring you the full reveal!
There are so many cute ways to decorate a baby’s room. Initially, I thought of doing something with cars or boats, or balls. But I decided to go with a Safari/Jungle theme instead because animals are cute for little babies. I figured we will see what he likes as he gets older and then we can decide on changing the theme. But for now, here is the Safari Themed Nursery I put together for him.
I started off by purchasing a Jungle Buddies Bedtime Originals crib bedding set which included a crib sheet, a quilt, and a dust ruffle. Then I added coordinating pieces such as the lamp, wall decals, extra blankets, window valance (not sure what I did with it now so I am using another curtain), and a forbidden crib bumper which I already removed once the baby began to roll.
And these pieces.
And if you think to yourself as you view the photos that it looks like a jungle – that’s the point. Actually, it really is not cluttered at all. It is a very spacious room and it stays pretty neat all the time.
This honey-colored crib (from K-Mart) with built in changing station and storage was passed down from daughter number one to the other two kids.
The storage areas of the crib are so helpful.
The hand and food prints are just part of the paper from the frame. I still need to do something more with the collage.
This crib mobile was also our first daughter’s. It plays soft lullaby music, rain forest sounds, and heart beat sounds. It also lights up and spins the animals around. We found it at Target 4 years ago. As the kid grows older the top part of the mobile could be removed and the bottom part could be used as a music box.
And here is a little natural wood train I bought from Hobby Lobby and painted it blue.
On another side of the room sits this large six drawer dresser that hubby found at IKEA.
It is very large and the drawers are wide and deep. It holds plenty of clothing.
So, what’s on the dresser?
This white basket was filled with gifts from one of Hubby’s co-worker. I am using it to hold a few baby essentials. The doggie was also filled with baby gifts from one of our friends from church.
The elephant in the following photo is ceramic from Target’s craft isle. It came white but I repainted it grey. I like it white though. But for my preschooler’s sake who tells me Elephants are grey, I guess we’ll keep it that way.
The wooden tissue box was found at Target. I decided to leave the box color as is rather than painting it. I bought the little froggie from Walmart (craft isle) for .47 cents and glued it onto the box. You’ll notice I did the same thing with some photo frames and a piece of canvas wall art.
And you can see that I did the same thing with the photo frames as I did with the Tissue box. The frames are from IKEA.
Both the yellow vase and the plant are from Hobby Lobby.
Above the dresser you can see this monkey. This little monkey is from the Dollar Tree. Yep, went from places like IKEA and Hobby Lobby and back down to the Dollar Tree!
And let us not forget this DIY Canvas Letter that I posted on a few weeks ago. The giraffe was done in the same fashion.
This room has no light bulbs installed. After trying to find a good standing lamp with the perfect blue lamp shade, I gave up and went with a cheap clear one from Walmart. The frog is part of the wall decals I mentioned above.
This other part of the room is next to the closet.
The closet is not totally put together but look at all that clothes he has thanks to a lovely lady from church and gifts we received from others. The clothes are organized in bins and a diaper box from newborn all the way up to age 4 years old. These clothes plus the the ones in the large IKEA dresser I should you above and also those in the crib drawers. I know!
On that side next to the closet sits a small nightstand with a lamp, books including a Baby Memory book, and some other items. The night stand is from Target. There is also a rocking chair and toy storage bin (more explanation on those below).
I created this scriptural sign in Picmonkey and framed it to 8 x 10.
I found the lamp from Ebay. They came from a retail store (not a person). I found them just a tad cheaper than they were on Amazon. It is a coordinating part of the crib bedding set.
At the bottom of the stand I placed the Baby Memory book, a small soft ball from IKEA and a tall vase. I also got it white from the craft isle at Target then repainted it aqua.
This rocking chair was also bought for our first daughter. The blue personalized blanket on the chair was bought from Walmart Online. I personalized it by adding the baby’s name and date of birth. I found one for our first daughter 4 years ago around Valentine and figured I’d get one for our other two kids, too. And of course, as you can see, a nursing pillow sits on the chair. I hardly even use the chair and the pillow anymore. I still breastfeed but the couch is more comfi!
Ha ha – yep, toy monkeys turned curtain tie-backs! They are also from the Dollar Tree and have Velcro on the hands. So I figured why not. Just doubled their hands tight enough and stuck them together.
I love how the trees and the neighbor’s house were captured in this photo.
This “Hello” sign was found on clearance at Target. Hence my inspiration to frame the letter “J” and the Zebra above.
Here are all of the wall art pieces. The elephant and zebra on the right were part of the crib bedding collection.
And here are all of the personalized pieces.
Other items in the room.
I love this little money fabric storage bin that I found at Big Lots. It was the last one they had.
These are some Safari and Jungle themed baby gears that are not in the room but go along with the theme.
So what do you think of this Safari room? I hope you at least enjoyed the photos!
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