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Our House : Woody's Nursery

carla fahden

When I was prego and Woody would be kicking me too hard or keep me up at night, Jack would scold him by saying "Woody, go to your womb!" Get it!? Yeah, we thought that was pretty funny. I'm finally considering the nursery officially complete. For those who have come out to meet little Woody, you might be all like "whatchu talkin bout Willis?" because the room probably looked "complete" a month ago. And for the most part it was. But not until this week were the window grid inserts that Jack custom made finally finished and installed. So now the room really is DONE AND DONE.

I won't even pretend that I'm not excited about how this room turned out, especially since it was an empty space as of 8 weeks prior to my due date - yes, I had ideas and plans brewing in my head but we hadn't purchased a single thing. Oh, I had bought a bib on sale at Baby Gap. And then I found out that newborns don't even wear bibs.

Alrighty then, let's get into it. Click here to see what the room looked like when we bought the house. Major updates include skim-coating the walls, getting rid of the popcorn ceiling, adding recessed lighting, replacing the carpet, new baseboard, crown moulding and trim, new windows and new doors.

Here's da crib. If the safety police are reading this, don't worry we take the boatload of throw pillows out when Woody's snoozing. In fact, for the most part they just lie in a pile on the floor and do not get perfectly placed back inside like this every time the little peanut wakes up. Ain't nobody got time for that. My mom hand knit the little doggies and I strung them up with tiny jingle bells to make the mobile. The roman black-out shades are custom made from chambray fabric. Jack requested they have little pom poms sewn to the bottom. Tee hee.


Here's a close up of the mobile. Caaaa-yoot!

This is the custom built in cabinet-shelf-bench thingy that we had made. The upper left part hides a heating and cooling unit that we had to have installed as this room was an addition and the previous owners didn't think to do any ductwork. Jack and I have lots of fun nicknames for the previous owners. The pillows are fromEtsy and John Robshaw. Thebunny rabbit off to the left was a gift from my friend Quinn and it's the bomb dot com. It's a night light and gives just enough light to feed the little cherub in the middle of the night but not so much that he's like 'wait is it daytime? should I be up and alert right now?'

Here's the shelving unit in all it's glory. Jack and I designed it ourselves and a carpenter fella did a bang-up job constructing it to fit perfectly. The drawers fit up to 1,300,000 onesies. The paint color is a color match for 'gravel' by Restoration Hardware and is lacquer, making spills easy to wipe up. Not that Woody will ever spill, heavens to Betsy, no.

Lots of good times go down at this here changing table. That monkey is running for dear life because there's a baby boy who's been known to randomly pee up into the air when getting his diaper changed. Changing table is from Amazon and the baskets are from Overstock. Framed photograph is by Sharon Montrose.


Another cute hand knit situation going on here. This is "Woody's Wabbit" and my mom made him. This photo looks like it was taken by a creepy undercover spy or something but it was really just me trying to be artistic.

Another shot of the crib with the Get Along Gang off to the left and a faux fur beanbag from from RH Baby & Child off to the right. The needlepoint 'love' pillow is from Jonathan Adler. And I can't believe I haven't mentioned the wallpaper yet!!! I have coveted it for years and am so happy with the decision to cover all the walls instead of just an accent wall. The jury is still out on whether Woody will grow up to love horses or have an abnormal fear of them. Speaking of horses, here are some more. Jack is scared of the one with the afro. I purchased a set of vintage horse figurines on Etsy and I may or may not spend my maternity leave days sprawled out on the nursery floor playing with them while Woody naps.

Well look at that fun bunch. The cutie on the far right is my childhood teddy bear, Boo. And the monkey on the left is Jack's. The pretty blue blankie is a hand knit specialty from Jack's mom. And OMG that is the white noise machine in the bottom right and should not be in the picture! Shame on me. Bad art director.

Shout out to Jack for turning an Ikea wingback into a rocking chair.  Thanks to my werk friend Joe for sending usthis how-to. The quilt was made by my mom and has little trees and gnomes on it. And yes, it has a name : Woody's Woobie. Side table was my Grandma O's.  Wellllll, that concludes the tour, ladies and gentlemen. Now let's turn our attention to the man of the hour, little Woody! He is five weeks old today and he is everything.