This crib is the real show-stopper in her neutral + scandi nursery. Designed and built by my incredibly talented and handsome husband, aka her dada. Mitch spent endless hours over the course of 8 months, yes...if you're doing the math -- it took him almost as long as it took me to grow our precious little gal. And it was well worth it!
Once Mitch started taking a look at the cribs I liked, he realized he hated all of the exposed hardware. So, he decided to build the crib himself! If I'm being completely honest, I thought he was crazy and didn't take him seriously at first. As soon as he purchased the maple and hauled it home, I knew he was serious.
Hours upon hours were spent cutting, chiseling, sanding, assembling by mortise and tenon joints, and sealing with a natural oil. In short, this crib had a ton of love, sweat, and blood poured into it.
Oh, have I mentioned that the crib was finished and put into the nursery the NIGHT BEFORE I went into labor?! Talk about cutting it close! WHEW!
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living my baby you'll be
These words hold a special place in my heart, and I knew from the very beginning that they belonged in our nursery. For as long as I can remember, my Mom signed my birthday cards and encouraging notes with 'love you forever, like you for always - Mom'. An even sweeter addition to the nursery is this signed copy of Love you Forever that my mom gifted me after college. Sadly, my mom took her final breaths when I was only 17 weeks pregnant. It breaks my heart that she can't be with us today - but these words are a reminder of her love and an encouragement for me as I navigate mamahood with my own baby girl to love forever and always.
Last minute I decided my monochrome nursery needed a pop of color, so after three stops into Sherwin-Willaims I landed on on the perfect blue/green! I was too far along to paint the nursery myself, so instead I taped the lines and labeled each section while my amazing mother-in-love painted her heart out and brought my fun idea to life!
Shop our Nursery:
Watercolor Cacti Print
Love You Forever Prints
Mitch's Wood Working:
Changing Pad Frame