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hunter's nursery: stage 2 + stage 1 update

by Heather

This morning Joe and I ventured out for another walk!  I thought yesterday’s walk was cold at 39 degrees…. but today’s 37 was mighty chilly.  Brrrr can’t wait to walk in the 40s!

My goal is to walk him every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning.  Maybe one of these mornings Jacob will join us too!  That’d be nice… if he can get up.

Moving onto the nursery!

I’m so-so-so happy to report back that stage one of Hunter’s nursery is going well!

Here’s an update on the main projects:


We picked out the paint colors a couple weekends ago and Jacob finished drawing the mural. He’s been painting a bit too and hoping to finish it soon. The plan is to have a small tree on the wall opposite the big mural, but I’m fine either way if it happens or not.

These pictures were taken right when I got home yesterday and even more progress has been made!  A tree is now growing and the mama owl is painted too!

The hole

Look it’s gone! Wednesday it gets textured then my mom can come over and paint the entire wall. Some fresh paint is going to be nice on there.

Once stage one is all done we’ll start on stage two – filling the nursery.

There isn’t going to be too much adding to the nursery, since space is limited, but I thought it would be fun to show what we plan to put in there.


Every nursery needs a crib. Jacob’s parents got our crib for us, so once all the painting is done I’m excited to get it set up in there.

What’s great is that it will grow with the baby too. Although we’ll likely need it for another baby down the road, it’s nice to have the option for it to convert to a toddler bed.


We tried out a few gliders at babies r us and picked this one out. It’s a glider-recliner combo and comes with the gliding foot rest too. My parents are getting this for us, which we are so excited about!!

Changing table

I know a dedicated changing table isn’t always a necessity, but since the dresser in there is tall it can’t really be used as a changing table.

I love the look with baskets too. No need to worry about finding a place for dirty laundry since it’s built in!

Night stand

This will go next to the glider. I like this one from ikea, but I’m open to other options. My favorite part of it is the curved design, which mimics the crib and changing table. But, now that I’m looking at it again it’s grey… and I want one that’s black.  Hmmmm I guess we could paint it but I’m going to keep looking.


Okay this isn’t furniture, but it’ll go on the night stand. We just fell in love with it! I ordered it this weekend and was glad to see it was on sale too, although still pricy. So worth it though, it’s such a cute owl!

Stage two isn’t too labor intensive, but once we get a moving on the bigger items, I’ll share the next stage – decorating!! That’s going to be a fun one.

How’s your Tuesday going?  Have you seen any awesome owl decor around?



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Lisa @ Healthy Diaries February 28, 2012 - 9:09 am

OMG it looks AMAZING!! Jacob is truly talented! I wish me or my husband knew how to drawpaint, but we’re both pretty bad!

Hunter is one lucky baby. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

Get Healthy with Heather February 28, 2012 - 3:27 pm

I know I feel so lucky!!

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 28, 2012 - 9:37 am

LOVING it so far!! my goodness your husband is talented! i have a feeling baby hunter is going to love his bedroom. 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather February 28, 2012 - 3:27 pm

I bet he will too! All cause of his daddy 🙂

Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart February 28, 2012 - 9:45 am

LOVE it! Everything looks amazing so far and I can not wait to see the final room! Now if only I had your motivation…LOL our nursery is still a guest room..oh well!

Get Healthy with Heather February 28, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Haha nice. We never had a guest room to start with so we avoided that one!

Erica February 28, 2012 - 9:54 am

The mural looks amazing! And we have almost the same crib! Fabulous!!

Mandy February 28, 2012 - 10:30 am

Love the owl theme! It’s adorable.

Get Healthy with Heather February 28, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Thanks Mandy 🙂

Erin @ WholesomeRD February 28, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Looks wonderful! Where did you find the changing table? It’s really nice! 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather February 28, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Found it online at babies r us. Love the baskets it comes with!

Jentry Nielsen February 28, 2012 - 2:41 pm

So cute! Looks like it’s all starting to come together! I can’t wait to see the finished product! Love that changing table! How convenient having the dirty laundry hamper is built right in! Love it!

Get Healthy with Heather February 28, 2012 - 3:29 pm

I know, I thought so too!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List February 28, 2012 - 5:57 pm

What an adorable mural!! LOVE it, Heather!

Andrea@WellnessNotes February 28, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Beautiful! It’ will be such a joy for you guys to spend time in the nursery!

Liz @ iheartvegetables February 28, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Oh my gosh I love that Mural! So cute!

Elaine February 28, 2012 - 10:16 pm

I forgot how well Jacob draws. Everything looks so beautiful. We need to get together soon.

Get Healthy with Heather February 29, 2012 - 2:22 pm

I know, he’s so talented. And yes we need to get together, it’s been too long! I’ll text you!

Savannah February 29, 2012 - 8:42 am

Love the owl theme!! We are undergoing nursery operations as well 🙂 We are going with ladybugs as our theme but i didn’t find anything i liked with sets out there so i’ve been doing it all myself. With the colors being Red & Black (of course) and accenting in zebra print for our baby girl! So much fun! Just wait til you get it all done you’ll be so proud you’ll just want to sit in their for hours lol

eatingRD February 29, 2012 - 1:27 pm

How cute!! The murale is awesome, wow! Can’t wait for the decorating that is the funnest part.

ErikaMC March 2, 2012 - 12:59 pm

I have that same rocker/glider and I love it! It also cleans up nice from spit ups 🙂


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