Grand baby's Nursery

badgergalJune 3, 2013

My first grandchild is due in 10 days. My daughter and her husband decided to wait and be surprised in regards to the baby's sex so they had to come up with a gender neutral nursery.

They love the great outdoors so used that as basis for their theme. They knew they wanted a tree on the wall. They scoured the internet for neutral bedding with nature/animals on it. They did not want unnatural or cartoon like animals. The bedding they found is Kidsline Willow Organic

A professional painter friend took on the challenge of coordinating the walls with the bedding. He free-hand painted the tree, grasses and birds on the walls.

Once the baby's name is known, its first and last initial will be put in the other two frames hanging from the tree. The room is only 10x10 and they still need to put away some of their shower gifts but overall, I think it looks great.

Here are a few shots of the room:

Oh, and check out the cute diaper cake and decorations that her MIL made for the shower

Diaper Cake

Flowers made from baby wash clothes

Napkins folded into little baby gowns

And this basket of goodies. MIL made the burb cloths so they would coordinate with the chosen color theme.

This post was edited by badgergal on Tue, Jun 4, 13 at 9:04

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yayagal

The room is wonderful and the gifts were delightful. Having my first grandchild was like falling in love, only better. She's 28 now and we are soo close. Congrats to you, the happiest time of your life is coming soon.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 1:06AM
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daisychain01

Lucky grand baby. What a beautiful space to spend your first years in.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:28AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

What a lovely room to welcome the little one. So well done!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:30AM
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allison0704

Such a pretty nursery! Congratulations on your first grandbaby! Your life will never be the same. :)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:46AM
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trailrunnerbiker

That is a wonderful welcoming space for the new baby! Congratulations ! c

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 8:12AM
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ellendi

Congratulation! Wishing you all the best.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 8:35AM
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dedtired

What a great job. Are the window treatments part of the bedding line? They match so well. Is that a balloon floating in one corner? Couldn't quite figure that out. The artist did a fabulous job.

Kind of looks more like a boy's room to me, but maybe they will "pink" it up if the baby is a girl. Congrats on the new grandchild, boy or girl!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 9:33AM
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joaniepoanie

Adorable all the way around...room, shower decorations, etc...and how nice they are going to be "surprised"...not many couples go that route anymore. I never wanted to know...my kids were all born in the mid 80's and it wasn't perfected yet, but I could have found out and chose not to...one of life's few great surprises!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:01AM
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mama goose_gw zn6OH

So cute, and many great ideas! My daughter had the Jenny Lind changing table for my grandson, who is now 5. Brings back memories ... :)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:10AM
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badgergal

Thanks everyone for compliments and well wishes.

Yayagal, My daughter is 28. Her grandmother is 92 and they are very close. Great grandma is busy finishing up a special blanket that is similar to the one her mother had made for my daughter when she was born. We have lived through the saddest time of our lives when we lost a son to cancer 8 years ago so we are ready for the happiest time that is just around the corner.

Dedtired, Yes the window valence was part of the bedding line and that is a ballon in the corner that had been attached to a shower gift. It and the floor lamp have both been removed from the room. It is difficult to find gender neutral bedding. If it is a girl I am pretty sure pink will find its way into the room before long.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:11AM
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crl_

Lovely room!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:12AM
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nini804

Darling!! They did an amazing job! Best wishes on the arrival of your new love.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:16AM
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Laurie

I love that baby room! Really nice painting job.
Thanks for sharing the diaper cake and other shower decorations...it gives me some good ideas for an upcoming shower : )

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:48AM
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nosoccermom

Lovely room, and congrats on the new arrival.
I can't see it properly, but if there are bolsters or bumpers in the crib, they should be removed.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:53AM
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Fun2BHere

Very cute and whimsical! Best wishes to you and your family.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:57AM
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marti8a

The nursery is wonderful, and the shower decorations are adorable. I love how they layered the two colored cloths for the flowers.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 11:44AM
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noellabelle

Beautiful nursery, and I just love the shower decorations!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 11:56AM
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cat_mom

It is absolutely darling, as were the shower decorations and gifts! Absolutely perfect way to welcome little baby into the world!!!!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 2:01PM
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texanjana

Love it all, and I love that there are still those who wait (like we did) to find out the baby's gender until the birth. It is the last great secret.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 3:44PM
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dedtired

Back in the olden days, we bought everything in yellow and green, not knowing the gender. I made a blanket to bring home my second child and brought both blue and pink trim to the hospital to sew on after the baby was born. I used the blue! That also was back in the days when you were in the hospital for several days to recover.

I love this little nursery. Very sweet.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 4:53PM
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badgergal

Thanks again everyone. We are now one day closer to the arrival. My daughter has the carseat installed and a bag backed with a boy outfit and a girl outfit. It's so exciting.

Nosoccermom, Thank you for your concern regarding bumper pads. They were included in the bedding set but are just there for show right now. My daughter will be removing them when the baby starts sleeping in the bed.
There certainly is a lot more awareness and education about safety issues these days.

I will let you all know in the near future whether I have a grandson or granddaughter.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:14PM
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Holly- Kay

Congrats badgergal! The nursery is so well done. Being Nana is the best part of my life. Wishing you all joy and happiness!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:43PM
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badgergal

Well I was able to put my grandbaby's initials up today.

Most everyone had their money on a boy but it was Madelyn Kate that made her appearance this Father's Day afternoon. Here she is 20 minutes old. Couldn't believe how awake and alert she was and talking to us already!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 7:02PM
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maddielee

She's beautiful! Congratulations to all!

ML

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 7:44PM
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Holly- Kay

Congrats Badgergal. My laptop is going wonky so I can't see Madelyn Kate's pic, but I am sure she is beautiful. I am so happy for you!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:03PM
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Olychick

She's going to love that room and you're going to love her more!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:29PM
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Sueb20

So cute! Congratulations!!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:31PM
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bethpen

Love the nursery, and congratulations on your new arrival!! Everything looks great, thanks so much for sharing. Nothing like a baby to make the world look brighter!!

Beth p

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:35PM
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cyn427

Best Father's Day gift ever! Congratulations! No doubt she will be spoiled rotten by her two grandmothers and that is how it should be. I am grinning ear to ear for you!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:39PM
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ellendi

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:48PM
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Lyban

That is one beautiful little girl. Congrats to you all .
You are going to enjoy her so much.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 9:06PM
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kellienoelle

i was excited to see pics of the nursery, and then DELIGHTED to see the pics of the baby

OK, OK, its the baby, but the room is perfect in every way too. You enjoy that sweet little girl!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 10:25PM
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ttodd

Beautiful room, beautiful baby!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 5:07AM
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oakleyok

Congratulations! My oldest grandchild is 4, but I tell all new grandmothers that the love you'll feel for your grandbaby will be right up there with the love you have for your child.

I'm so happy for you! The nursery is just beautiful. Do you live close to your daughter so you can spoil the baby regularly? I kind of get in trouble for it. hee hee.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 7:09AM
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bbstx

What a precious baby! Congratulations!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 7:35AM
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bird_lover6

Beautiful room and beautiful baby! Congratulations. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be a grandmother.

You will love your grandchild while watching your daughter lover her child. There is truly nothing like it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 8:16AM
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bird_lover6

Beautiful room and beautiful baby! Congratulations. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be a grandmother.

You will love your grandchild while watching your daughter love her child. There is truly nothing like it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 8:17AM
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lynninnewmexico

Beautiful new granddaughter and what a wonderful nursery she has to come home to! Big congratulations to you all!!!
Lynn

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 11:10AM
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newhomebuilder

What a cute little girl and I love the nursery! So smart to go neutral and it will take only a few pops of pink to make the nursery girly.

I am also a new grandmother. Same initials, too! Our grandson was born almost a month early, but currently a healthy 8 week old. I am in love! We were recently in Europe for 3 weeks and I missed him terribly.

Our grandson is named after two great-grandfathers. Monroe Kelly. Roe for short. I never thought to post photos of his nursery, but maybe I will get around to it this evening ...if anyone is interested. His nursery is a seaside theme. No bumper pads. Makes the crib look kind of blah. So sad, but I guess it's the best to leave them off.

Congratulations!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 3:47PM
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tinam61

Congrats Badger! So neat she was born on Father's day. She is adorable and so is the nursery. I love the rug!

tina

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 4:18PM
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Irish2

Congratulations! I have come back to look at these pics
twice already. Just love the whole theme of her nursery...

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 5:11PM
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mama goose_gw zn6OH

Congratulations on becoming a grandmother!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 11:32PM
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badgergal

I guess I have posted too many picture this month so now they are being held hostage by photobucket. I don't have time now to fix the issue but I guess they will reappear at some point in time.

Meanwhile I want to thank everyone for your congratulations and formyou compliments.
As I held my grandaughter today, I was thinking of that day 29 years ago that I first held her mother. I truly have been blessed and I am so grateful.

Sorry but I just can't resist posting one more picture

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 12:38AM
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springroz

Awww. Thanks for putting this up, since I cannot see the other pics! She is a DOLL!!

Congratulations!!

Nancy

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 6:27AM
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dedtired

What a lovely little girl. I'm sure she is the light of your life. I like her name very much. I hope she is enjoying her new nursery. Congratulations to the whole family.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 8:41AM
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badgergal

Just wanted to show you that the gender neutral nursery has been "pinkified" a bit since Madelyn Kate has arrived. (The bumper pads will be removed when she starts sleeping in the crib instead of her little bassinet.)

And just because she is getting more cuter by the day, here she is at 10 days old:

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 8:00PM
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jlj48

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 12:09AM
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gsciencechick

She is just beautiful! Congrats to everyone!

Love the room, and adding the touches of pink looks great, too.

Two of my co-workers are due in September, so I am looking forward to some new babies around soon.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 8:10AM
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Lyban

Just beautiful! And nice touches of pink.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 8:16AM
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dedtired

Isn't she beautiful! I love the pink touches in her nursery. What a lucky little girl to come home to so much love.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 8:46AM
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mabeldingeldine_gw

Wow, adorable nursery and the baby is pretty cute, too.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 8:48AM
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