It’s hard to believe that two years ago I was putting the finishing touches on Baby Quirk’s nursery! You might remember we waited to find out if we would have a little girl or little boy for the birthday, so I initially chose to decorate the room in neutral gray and whites with pops of rainbow colors.
Felix will turn two this summer and has his own favorite things - colors, animals, books and toys. Keeping that in mind, I decided to update some of the decorative elements in his space to reflect his personality. The major stuff - like the furniture, window treatments and paint all remain the same.
Here’s what we’ve updated!!
My new favorite wall is over his changing table. We had a little scare not long ago when Felix was being bouncy and a picture frame shattered. Everyone was fine but I decided no more glass! Instead I taped up a few prints, spray painted his FQ initials and made some animal banners using felt. Pandas, owls and bees seem to be his favorites! He also likes saying “heart! heart! home!” and pointing to the map of Indiana. On my actual changing table I either use two pillow cases or a crib sheet that’s wrapped around it. Next to that we have a large wicker basket for all of Felix’s cloth diapers.
Also in this space - we made an improvement on our diaper situation, thanks to today’s post sponsors Munchkin, and the STEP Diaper Pail they sent us to review for this post. We cloth diaper Felix during the day, but use heavy absorbency overnight disposables at night. Because I didn’t initially plan on plastic diapers, I never registered for or bought a diaper pail and just used a small step/lid bin we already had instead. Welp - to put it gently- if you miss a day of taking out the trash, your trash can will remind you. Now that portion of the room is smelling fresh (it has a baking soda disc in the lid that really helps!), looks sleek and the perfect height for dropping in diapers (because yes, I’ve tried to toss a dirty into the trash while holding a wiggly baby, missed and regretted it!)
Over the crib I did a quick project and made pinwheels! I didn’t want to eliminate the cute rainbow pieces in his room (like his quilt or balloon) but wanted to push more towards blues and yellows. I think this is a nice way to mix them in. One morning I came into his room and he was just laying in his crib, chattering to himself and pointing at different ones.
I don’t know if I’ve ever posted a photo of this portion of the room - opposite the window and bookshelf. I changed out the paper behind the mounted shelves with left overs from the pinwheels. Inside are little cards, photos and momentos that mama can’t bare to pack away! As you can see we keep one trash bin for dry/non-smelly things up high (a DIY from years ago!). His lamp is an old vintage number I found stashed away in the basement with a new shade. Adam gave me the chevron rainbow switch plate cover years ago, which he found on etsy.
I couldn’t get a good shot of the new window bunting (it’s hard to get good photos of a window!), but I’ll post a mediocre one anyways! I cut out a LOT of felt circles and just ran them through my sewing machine to create a long string of them. Super easy and quick!
Many thanks to today’s post sponsors, Munchkin and the STEP Diaper Pail for thinking of our family for this project, inspiring me to finally update our son’s room and for the STEP diaper pail! Thank you for supporting the brands that make What I Wore possible!