June 3, 2014
A little peek into his unfinished nursery! .. there are a few more vintage Disney items I’m waiting on ;-)
I’m not going to lie, when we found out it was a boy I was a little upset! Immediately the thought of dirt, trucks and bugs came to mind. I grew up with three sisters, so bows, ribbons, and girly things are just more natural for me. I then thought about how I had no idea how to decorate the nursery. That’s terrible, I know – but, hey, hormones are a little crazy when you’re pregnant! Of course I was grateful just to BE pregnant, but anywho… Girl nurseries are so cute, just find a bunch of frilly fluffy things in pink and BAM – nursery DONE. Since finding out the gender, I’ve been on the hunt for nursery items that are neutral, but still fun for a little kid. I figure his clothes and toys will all be obnoxious bright colors, so his nursery had to be neutral. OF COURSE it needed to be all decked out in Disneyana! But, classy of course! Not obnoxious crazy colors — we’ll save that for a play room!
I went through all the possible Disney nursery themes and realized I just love all the classic stories of adventure. So, ADVENTURE theme it is! I’ve tried to tell people that we’re doing an ‘adventure theme’ and it doesn’t really translate. I guess because it’s not a kit you can buy from a store, so it’s really hugely open to interpretation! Basically, anything Treasure Island, Pirates, Under the Sea, Peter Pan-ish will work!When we found out we were expecting, it was our 2 year anniversary and we were in Disney World (where we were also engaged and married — ahh crazy! Yes, we may as well deliver there…). So, while we were with our friends, I snuck into one of the only Mickey ear personalization shops in Epcot to get this pair of infant Mickey ears – how cute are they!? I was thinking ahead to our baby announcement ;-) I’ve also had this stack of Disney Classics Golden Books, perfect!
When we were at the Magic Kingdom in one of the new shops in Fantasyland, we saw framed Thomas Kincade puzzles. Disney wanted about $2,000 for a 24×36″ frame and puzzle. So, we decided to DIY and bought the puzzle for a whopping $20 and framed it with a cool masculine frame I got from Hobby Lobby with a 50% off coupon ;-) I had some cute baskets around the house that I thought fit the adventure theme and will use them for wipes and diapers on the changing table. Although I’ve heard that most moms don’t even use their changing table… so it may be purely decoration!We also picked up a set of four smaller puzzles in Peter Pan, Lion King, Pinnochio and Beauty and the Beast. Again, framed with ones I got with a coupon at Michaels! The shelves I purchased at Target, and the items on the shelf, sadly I’m such a dork that I already had those around the house. I love collecting Disney Parks decor! It makes me feel like I’m there! The Animal Kingdom frame we bought when we were at the resort, where we got the big news, so it holds a little sentimental value :)
Custom Personalized Wood Sign: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WareHouseDesign
Large Frame: Hobby Lobby
Small Frames: Michaels
Disney Parks Merchandise: Disney World! (Puzzles, Magic Kingdom – Animal Kingdom Frame, AK Lodge – Nemo Birds, Epcot, Personalized Ears – Epcot)
Sailboat Mobile: Pottery Barn
Pirate Ship: store in OBX, unknown!