When you’re the third baby boy of a family, you inherit a lot of used things like clothing, toys, and other baby items. You also gain a set of relaxed (re: sometimes lazy) parents who surprise themselves by getting a nursery setup before your arrival.
A couple of months ago, we decided on a whim to move our two older boys, A & C, into a shared room. I’m so grateful that the transition has gone smoothly (for the most part)!
We moved A into what used to be C’s nursery & guest room because the layout is better suited for his twin bed. C is still in his crib, so I was elated when I received this beautiful crib and glider from Da Vinci for B’s new baby nursery.
To be honest, the shared room made it easy for us to repurpose A’s old room into the new nursery & guest room with little effort. We swapped out A’s twin bed for the guest bed and I switched some prints out for the gallery wall.
Aside from moving around the furniture, it was a pretty easy change to setup the new nursery & guest room.
The hardest part was to figure out the layout of the room. We wanted to make use of the space without it feeling too cramped. Since the crib and guest bed are the two biggest pieces, we took out the dresser that used to sit underneath the gallery wall.
I waffled back and forth about adding in the glider. But, it is so comfortable and has a reclining feature that is perfect for nursing that I had to have it in the room. I love that we were able to make room for it by the window.
One special piece in B’s nursery and guest room is this wall art print from a local shop, Small Moments. I love how she custom designed this print for my newest little prince. The simple color palette is the perfect addition to the room.
This gallery wall is more than four years old. The frames are all from Christmas Tree Shops. I set it up when I was (so) pregnant with A in my third trimester. It’s crazy how I still fondly remember spending hours looking for the prints and picking out each photo from our DIY maternity session to fill this wall.
I kept about half of the original prints, swapped out a few photos and printed a couple of new prints to make it refreshed and new for our little addition.
There are still a couple of bare walls that need more decor. But, for the most part, I love the simplicity of this room and love that I was able to repurpose much of A’s old nursery into a new space for B. I know I will relive so many memories and create new ones with my newest babe.
And most importantly, I know he will be safe (and hopefully sleep well) in his new crib in our simple nursery & guest room.
Thank you to the amazing brands who helped put the finishing touches on our simple nursery & guest room.