Sneaky Peaky, #2

When I found out I was having a boy when I was pregnant with Bean, I think I had his entire nursery decorated in about 24 hours.  I bought anything blue and sports related that I could find.  Bean had a cute room, but truthfully, I never really LOVED his nursery.  I wasn’t crazy about the color his walls were painted and I never liked the sports theme.  I think what happened was that I rushed into it.  I rushed the decorating process because I got so excited.

This time around, I’ve been a lot more deliberate in my decorating.  It’s not that I’m not just as excited as when I was decorating for Bean, but because of several factors (money, time, energy, schedules…) I’ve had to slow down the decorating process this time.  And you know what?  I’m so glad I did!  Every decision we’ve made so far about the nursery has been well thought out, deliberate, and specific.  There isn’t a lot of stuff in there and I actually kind of like that.  I’m still waiting on my bedding set and I’m sure once that gets here, it will complete the whole look, but for now I’m loving how it’s all coming together.

I decided against getting a mobile that clips onto the side of the crib for a couple reasons.  First, Bean never really used his and seemed to be just as content staring at the ceiling fan and those mobiles are expensive!  I just didn’t want to buy something just to buy it.  But also because I think those mobiles can look a little obtrusive in a nursery.  You have this beautiful nursery and delicate crib bedding and then this giant, plush mobile over it all.  I didn’t want it to ruin the feminine look I wanted in the nursery.  So instead, I looked on Etsy for handmade, delicate mobiles that had a more artsy look to them.  Something to entertain Gracie that actually added to the feel of her room, instead of distracting from it.

And I hit the jackpot.

I found Little Dreamers, Inc. on Etsy and fell in love.  The mobiles were gorgeous and girly, but they were a little out of my price range.  And then I noticed they sold do-it-yourself mobiles.  Instead of paying $60 or $80 for the assembled mobile, you pay $25 and get all the pieces and a directions page.  It took me about 3 hours to string up all the butterflies and connect the strings to the hoop and then another half hour to string it up and hang the mobile itself.  But when it was done, it was well worth the effort.  I love it.



And I think it looks beautiful over the crib.



Since we were already in the nursery hanging the mobile, I had Chris (…and Bean) go ahead and hang the shelf over the vanity. The shelf holds mine and my mom’s collection of Madame Alexander dolls. I think it looks great above the vanity – especially when we get the mirror on the vanity – and I love that it’s something from my childhood.



Overall, I think the nursery is coming together just how I wanted it to. The bedding set and curtains are the next big purchase next week and that will really bring it all together and let me see what else needs to be done.

(If you missed the video tour of the nursery, the bassinet and the rocking chair will actually be moved into my room when Gracie is born and the changing table will be moved from Bean’s room into Gracie’s room where the bassinet is right now…Are you picturing it yet???  Good.)



I can’t wait to see it all come together. And I know my two little worker bees will be happy when it’s all put together and I will stop making them do home repairs in a cotton candy pink room…


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38 Thoughts to “Sneaky Peaky, #2”

  1. I’d love to paint some wall art for Gracie’s room, Katie. Let me know !

  2. The mobile looks BEAUTIFUL! I’m surprised your fingers didn’t fall off putting that thing together!

  3. Aww, Katie! It’s BEAUTIFUL! I love that you have gotten to enjoy the decorating process a little more this time. That mobile is the prettiest one I’ve ever seen, and I’m hoping that Etsy shop is still in business by the time my little chickadees roll around. 🙂

  4. Ok, I really want a boy next (Ez has made me love boys), but that mobile (and especially the tutus on the Etsy site) are starting to sway me. Now I’m starting to think about pink girly things. I think that if I do have a daughter I am totally going to go overboard. I love Gracie’s room! Tasteful and feminine!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m loving all of our boy stuff we currently have but I’m really hoping for a girl next time… a few years time 🙂 not in any hurry. The mobile is beautiful!

  6. That mobile is so gorgeous. I completely agree that it gives the room so much more of a feminine touch compared to a traditional clunky mobile. I can’t wait to see the curtains up. I always think they finish a room. I think you should find a child’s dress form and put a pink tutu on it 🙂 For the corner of the room.

  7. Angie

    Man you have been on fire with the posts lately!. The nursery looks great, I LOVE the walls.

  8. I LOVE IT!! Katie, it all looks so sweet and soft and feminine and precious!! It’s beautiful. Perfect. I’m so excited for you I can’t even contain it!! XOXO

  9. Ashley

    LOVE the mobile! I have a butterfly obsession, and that is so beautiful!

  10. Lisa

    I loooooove that mobile, it is amazing! The nursery looks beautiful, such a great room for Gracie.

  11. Aw, I love that mobile! So pretty…the nursery looks great!

  12. That mobile is beautiful! Perfectly out of reach to keep Miss Gracie’s hands toward the sky! And won’t that nursery be perfectly complete when that dresser has a mirror? 😉 Beautiful nursery for a beautiful baby girl!

  13. GORGEOUS! I love the butterflies. Perfect.

  14. kk

    i LOVE the mobile. There is a all stars one from LittleDreamer that can be used for boys….the Tutus also make a good baby shower gift too 🙂 Thanks for introducing!

  15. Alyssa

    This is so great! I love the mobile so much I might get one for a family member who is having a baby and wants a green/pink room 🙂 I wanted to thank you for hooking me into Etsy. I had never even heard of it until I saw it on your blog several months ago. I jus LOVE etsy. Sometimes I’ll spend time just looking at items for fun 🙂

  16. How beautiful…and you’re right. With our little boy’s nursery? My husband went crazy with the registry gun on anything with a bat or a ball on it. Go team!

  17. I absolutely adore your mobile! So pretty and dainty, but the amount and arrangement of the butterflies provide that “tons going on” effect that will intrigue little Gracie. Love it!

  18. I love the mobile! And great that it was cheaper because you put it together yourself.
    The whole nursery looks lovely.

  19. Nikki

    I love it! The room looks beautiful. I’m really tempted to buy one of the mobiles now. You never know, right?

  20. That is such a lovely mobile! It’s so dreamy and delicate — perfect for your little girl. You’re doing a great job with her nursery. =)

  21. So sweet. The butterflies are beautiful!

  22. I love that mobile. How fabulous that they offer the DIY option.

  23. I once read an article in Reader’s Digest that told the story of a man who either studied butterflies OR found himself in a field of them, looking up as they took flight. It seemed to be so familiar to him that he discussed it with his mother. She told him that as an infant, his mobile was butterfles, so if it felt familiar, that was probably why.
    I tried to look for the story but it’s from a hundred years ago and I couldn’t find it.
    I love the mobile!!!

  24. I love the do it yourself factor to this mobile! Its to beautiful and delicate!

  25. Laura

    The room is so gorgeous…I wish it was my room 🙂

  26. Tressa

    Absolutely, positively PERFECT!! I’m glad you slowed down and thought it out, cause Gracie’s room is gorgeous!! 😉

  27. OMG I LOVE IT! The walls are so freakin’ awesome. Is that paint or wall paper? I just love the softness and colors. And I love the mobile. LOVE IT. I’m dying to see the finished room!!!

  28. Absolutely gorgeous!! It is so feminine and looks like a chandelier if you look at it a certain way 🙂

  29. Pink – check, butterflies – check, absolutely girlie – check plus!!! It’s great as a mobile for now, and then later can stay in her room as an extra accessory. The best part is that you put it together yourself, which will always make it so much more special!

  30. Meredith

    That mobile is SO CUTE. sooo cute. I want one in my room. Husband would love it right? 🙂

  31. I love love LOVE the mobile — it is beautiful and soft and girlie 🙂 I really like that they had a do-it-yourself option too, what a great idea! The nursery looks really really great Katie!

  32. Love the mobile! It is a beautiful choice. The nursery is going to look great!

  33. It looks beautiful Katie!! I LOVE it!



    P.S. I’m still here…lol…

  34. Looking great!! I’m sure having fun decorating our baby’s nursery too!

  35. HeatherM

    Hi there. I just got an email that Target is having a baby sale, and they had chico travel system products on the center of the email ad. I know you had been looking at those, and thought you might be interested. Your nursery looks so adorable, and yet so practical too!

  36. so so lovely. i love etsy! glad you found the perfect mobile.

  37. Heather Ben

    OMG i love that mobile. was it hard to put together or just time consuming? I want one – a regular mobile will not fit on our crib.

  38. Heather Ben

    an inexpensive thing I just did with my daughter’s room – pottery barn kids has these super cute placemats, about $5 each, that I hung on the wall. you would never know they were placemats by looking at them – trust me! online they only have them in sets but in the store you can purchase separately.||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

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