Adventure Nursery Sneak Peek!

Happy FRIDAY, peeps! I think Friday is a great day for a…. MINI REVEAL!!! Now listen here, our nursery isn’t 100% done, but we have tons of decor up, lots of furniture in place, and I think it’s a good time for a little sneak peek!

We’ve made a ton of progress on our adventure nursery over the last 6 weeks, including…

  • Installing crown molding
  • DIY-ing lots of decor AND hanging it on the wall
  • Ordering the rocker and super-soft, plush rug
  • Sewing our own valences

K, ya ready??

Adventure Nursery(check out the bottom of this post for links to all decor!)

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Eeeeeeee!!! It’s coming together! You might remember from my nursery planning post that I decided to go with an adventure theme for our nursery. When we found out we were having a boy and I may have gone a little overboard with the boy decor… But regardless, I still think it’ll be easy to make it girly if we have a girl in the future!

Anyway, the room we chose for the nursery has easily gone from my least favorite room in the house to my most favorite! We used to call it that “cat room,” because when we moved in…well… you can guess. Or read this post. BUT, we got new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, and lots of cleaning and it is been given new life!

The Valances… A proud moment!

I am NOT a seamstress, but my lovely mama can always seem to whip something up! She helped me make the valances for the nursery and I’m so pleased with how they turned out! A nice touch of color without looking too 1990’s. I found the fabric here on Spoonflower.

I’m also really pleased with the rocker we bought here on Wayfair. It’s a little firm, but I think that will be preferable when we have to stand up with a newborn babe in our arms!

Plus, how adorable are the chevron arrows?? We made those ourselves, too! Check out the full tutorial here. I love how the throw pillow (from the Rise and Renovate Etsy shop) ties them in!

The Book Wall

Between the main door and the closet door, there’s just enough space for a cute little book wall! I found something similar on Pinterest and came across these shelves at IKEA for about $7 each – total steal! I topped it off by painting a piece of reclaimed barn wood at the top to tie in the adventure theme.

Alright, those are all the updates I have for you thus far! Still on our to-do list is…

  1. Finding or making a footstool for the rocker
  2. Finding a side table to go next to the rocker
  3. Decorating the walk-in closet/changing room
  4. Stocking the nursery with baby supplies
  5. Finding storage for baby supplies
  6. Have a baby. 🙂


Click the source for a link straight to the item.

  1. Roasting sticks – Amazon, $16.59
    Spray painted with Rustoleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze – Amazon, $10
  2. DIY Sign made with plywood from Home Depot
    Lettering made using Cricut Explore Air 2 – Amazon, $249
  3. Campfire print – Rise and Renovate Etsy Shop, $12.50
    Frame from Hobby Lobby and stained in American Walnut
  4. Metal bear – Hobby Lobby, kids decor section
  5. Lantern print – Rise and Renovate Etsy Shop, $12.50
    Frame from Hobby Lobby and stained in American Walnut
  6. Mountain Frame – Vintage window from a yard sale, mountains made using foam board and scrapbook paper
  7. Evergreen Tree print – Rise and Renovate Etsy Shop, $12.50
    Frame from Hobby Lobby and stained in American Walnut
  8. Safavieh Hudson Shag Rug – Amazon, 3’x5′, $52.58

19 thoughts on “Adventure Nursery Sneak Peek!”

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    1. Thanks, Brittany! It’s a Clark Kensington color called Haven of Coziness. We color matched it in Behr Marquee. I love it!!

  2. Everything is precious! Did you hang you book wall on studs? How did you mount them? I’m wanting to do something similar to this, but my husband is insisting that it must be hung in studs, so I’m curious how yours are hung. Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much, Erin!! Not all the screws went into studs, so I used anchors first, then screwed into the anchors. That should keep them nice and sturdy! Hope this helps!!

  3. Your nursery is so darling! I love the valences, I can barely sew a button on a shirt, so I can relate!

  4. You have succeeded inntotally transforming this room!! It’s beautiful!!! Can’t wait to rock him in the chair!!

  5. Eva M Rissler

    Very handsome for your little sweet, explorer!! Great job! What an inspiration you are!

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