you are my sunshine

As a first time mommy, I’m a little sad to say that my daughter was 5 months old by the time I finished her room. I think most moms have it finished weeks or even months before the baby is even born! BUT, in my defense, my hubby and I didn’t find out the sex of the baby until she was born. So, I figure that bought me some extra time, right?

When we moved into our house, the room was painted the cutest blue tones. It would have been perfect if we knew we were having a boy, but we didn’t want to take our chances. Grey is neutral and the perfect soft color for a baby nursery. Painting the walls and our hand-me-down furniture were our only accomplishments we finished while I was preggo. We decided if it was a girl, we would to grey and yellow {because I’m obsessed with those tones and because yellow is the best color EVER :-)} and if was a boy, we would do grey and navy.

For the record, yellow is a tough color. Everything ‘baby’ in yellow looks like butter, popcorn yellow. I wanted a bright, vibrant and fun yellow. It took me some time because I was on a budget, and I didn’t want to buy things just to fill up the room.
{Note: painting furniture is a fun, inexpensive way to brighten up a room with color!}

Here’s the skinny on where I found everything:

Crib: Munire ‘Conventry’, Guys and Dolls Furniture
Elephany mobile: Pottery Barn Kids
You Are My Sunshine design: Fleur de Lis (a paperie), available for purchase here {set of 4 for $20}
Isn’t She Lovely design {white frame with chevron design}: Fleur de Lis (a paperie)
White frames and flowers: Hobby Lobby
Jellycat ‘Dante’ Donkey: Fleur de Lis (a paperie)
Baby name letters, crib sheets and crib skirt: Firefly Furnishings (letters painted yellow at home)
Chevron toy basket: Treasured Totes via Etsy
Furniture Paint: ‘Sunshine’, Home Depot

{images via Tutto Bella}