Last week I showed a sneak peak of the nursery with how we gave it a fresh coat of paint. Today I’m showing off a bit more of our nursery!
Brad and my bedroom is full of the Ikea Hemnes products. I really like the look of these products and knew that I wanted to incorporate them into the nursery. Our colors are grey and white so I decided to go with the white stained 3 drawer chest. The room isn’t very large and this dresser is one that can grow with our kid while still maintaining enough floor space for them to play.
To organize the drawers, I picked up a couple of the SKUBB 6-piece sets. Right now the top drawer has onesies and socks, the second has sleeping items and the third contains some extra cloth diapers. Since we don’t know what gender we will have I have all the onesies I have in this drawer and are divided by size. Once we get picked, these drawers will fill up with more items. I seriously cannot resist funny onesies so my kid will look very sarcastic from birth.
I’m still finishing up the decor on the top of the dresser. I’m adding a bit of a travel theme to the nursery so I was excited when I found this metal cut-out of Seattle on Zulily. I also added a large cylindrical vase for chew toys and pacifiers. I kept them in the packages for now so that I can remember what brand and size they are.
For the changing table, I used the SNIGLAR table and BEHANDLA wood stain. The table was originally birch color but I wanted it to match with the HEMNES dresser so Brad gave it a couple coats of the stain to make it white. I also used a few of the SKUBB boxes on the bottom for the newborn diapers and cloth wipes.
IKEA also has a changing pad and cover that fits the changing table perfectly. I will probably end up making custom covers so that it matches the theme of the nursery (I’ll be making my own sheets anyways so might as well add some changing pad covers to that as well).
The RASKOG cart is great for all over the house! I figured that it was the perfect solution for holding changing table necessities. Right now it has the larger cloth diapers and a few miscellaneous items.
One thing that we will definitely be doing is securing these items to the wall. Kids like to climb, and since we plan on having these items in the nursery for a while it is important to make sure that nothing could tip over and fall on them. IKEA has put together a page all about furniture tip safety; make sure to check out all the details here.
I’m excited with how the nursery is coming along, do you have any tips for organizing the dresser and nursery in general? Let me know your tips in the comments! Also make sure you check back often for more nursery updates as we keep moving forward and see how all these products work into the overall theme.
Thanks to IKEA Seattle for providing items for this post. All opinions and love of IKEA products are my own.