Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Big Nursery Reveal

Boyd's room is FINALLY finished! I guess that is what happens when you decide to DIY everything! Sewing his bedding and curtains was far easier than I had thought and I must say it was very fulfilling. Not to mention it kept me occupied on those freakishly hot days when going outside was not really an option!

Yes, I know, it kind of looks like a 30 year old woman should be living in his room but I'm not a "baby" person so we went with a more grown up style. And yes, I am aware that we are about to have baby but that doesn't mean that it has to look like Babies-R-Us threw up all over our house.

 We may not like "baby" stuff but we do like lambs! See, we are making progress!

 We used the same dresser that was already in the room and found this great map for FREE online!

Because every baby needs a stash of his very own personalized burp cloths! It's like the pocket square for babies!

The paddles came from my grandfather and we figured they made the room look a bit more manly!

In case you didn't know, his full name is Boyd Sutherland Caldwell. Both Boyd and Sutherland are family names of ours and good strong Scottish names each with their own tartan. The pillow on the chair is actually made from the official Sutherland tartan. What kid doesn't need his own fabric after all?! Here are some other variations of the Sutherland tartan and here is a picture of the Boyd tartan.

His stash of cloth diapers... that is an entire post of it's own!!

His giraffe was given to hin by my mom's youngest sister and her family. I.LOVE.IT!

Morbid Mexican postcards from our trip to Austin. Very appropriate for babies, right?! Can you see Tyler in the reflection!?

Strongbow patiently waiting for his brother to get here. He likes to tell me that he is breaking in the chair for us. What a giver!

One of my very imperfect preggo projects. Tyler is so thrilled that Boyd is now well stocked with dresses!

So there you have it, our low budget nursery fit for a 30 year old woman or a baby boy with impeccable taste!

Speaking of baby boys, I'm a few days shy of 39 weeks and dilated 2 cm in case you were curious. According to the good doc that translates to " any day now." Wish us luck!

** if you are interested in sewing your own baby bedding, PLEASE feel free to pick my mind. I am no expert but I can tell you about my experience. It was super easy and where there is a will there is a way!


  1. The nursery looks SOOOOOOO cute!!!

  2. It looks beautiful! And VERY masculine to me! So excited for you.

  3. I love it! I was not a "baby" decor person either! And so many special details! I have the same dot fabric in my house:)So happy for you!! Good luck! FLeming turned 1 Sunday, it goes by way too fast! xoxo-Katie

  4. Sara, It is lovely! You must be so proud that you did it all yourself! I wish I could sew! Good luck on the big day- I hope everything goes smoothly!

  5. Sara, I LOVE it! The room is so full of personality, just like the designer! Can not wait to see Baby Boyd....

  6. As ALWAYS, I am SO proud of you!!! You are AMAZING!!!! It looks wonderful! I just love it!
    I'm keeping ya'll in my prayers!! :) Can't wait to meet this angel!

  7. It looks SO great! I like a more grown up nursery too. Love all your fabric choices.

    You better be in labor right now. 8/10/12 would be a great b-day.

  8. beautiful nursery Sara!!! congrats on your baby boy! :) We will forever be walking the road of new motherhood just 10 days apart from each other :)