It took almost six months to finish, but Evan has the coolest outer space baby nursery on the planet. What do you expect from two parents who work in the space industry? Sure, there are tons of themes for baby rooms, but considering how much space-related items we have both accrued over the years, this just made sense. It gave us a great reason to clean out the attic and our offices. Also? Space rules. This whole nursery theme centered on the cute space blanket I found at the Land of Nod, which is now Crate & Kids. Once I had that picked out, everything else fell into place. I didn’t really want everything to match perfectly and I think I did a pretty good job with that.
Chuck did his part, too. He painted the room since I was enormously pregnant the entire time we were putting this room together. As the resident room painter and certified control freak, this was PAINFUL for me. It was even more so when I saw that he had gotten orange paint in several large spots on the white shag carpet. Which he thought he could clean up with bleach… Bless his heart, as we say. Luckily, he found a carpet repair guy who cut some strips out of our hall linen closet and wove them into those spaces. Just $175 to get that all squared away!
He also picked out the cute solar system rug, which I hated at first. It has since grown on me and everyone who sees it just loves it. We even used this rug as a backdrop for Evan’s newborn photo shoot.
My favorite additions are the cool things we had lying around our offices and the attic. The (almost) life size astronaut came from my office, as did the “SPACE” metal letters on the wall. Chuck had the Apollo 11 poster in his office and I found a cheap frame for it at Michael’s. The large Mission Operations emblem came from NASA’s Mission Control. They changed the logo to remove the space shuttle a few years ago and he had a few of these just lying around at work. Other recycled items were the chair and the changing table which were both Ava’s.
Here is a full tour of the nursery:
And if you’d like to pin this post, here is a nice, handy collage for you!
Silver pouf (footstool)
Deep Space baby quilt – Land of Nod
Crib – Babies R Us
Space rug – Amazon
Chair – Buy Buy Baby
Blast off pillow – Land of Nod (this rocket pillow is cuter!)
Changing table – Target
Changing pad – Babies R Us
Blue star wall light
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