You may have noticed we’ve been a bit more quiet than usual here at Hunter Ryan. Well THIS is why! We’re patientely, ok – scratch that – NOT patiently on my part (get this baby out!!) waiting the arrival of our second child right now. We’re over the moon elated to be welcoming a little boy into our family soon. Like as in any day now – yup – patiently waiting – lol! :)
So in the meantime, I’ve been in full on nesting mode. Spending an entire day freezer cooking up a storm to have meals when he arrives, cleaning like a crazed lady, folding and sorting little tiny baby clothes and of course – preparing the nursery!!
It was super hard for me to describe what “theme” I was going with when friends and family asked. So it ended up sounding like some crazy idea that I’d try to explain as “vintage – ish with modern patterns in all grey and white, some touches of natural wood here and there – but no real color – oh and bunnies – lots of cozy and vintage bunnies.” Um yeah – that’s my theme. I wish I was one of those people who could just walk into Babies R Us and say “that one – yup that set right there – baseballs or elephants or whatever” and be satisfied and excited to decorate my nursery. But unfortunately/fortunately (depending on the day) I’m just not. The creative in me – just has to – well – create! So I hadn’t seen anything on Pinterest that wow’d me – so I came up with “vintage-ish modern patterns in all grey and white with bunnies!” It was a crazy idea I saw in my head and I am so happy it actually all came together!
I picked a bed sheet here, a blanket there, a changing pad cover custom off etsy, made almost 100% of the decor myself – from Goodwill to JoAnn’s to Craigslist (including my little attempt at calligraphy), had an amazingly talented friend crochet/knit the entire mobile custom for me, sewed the valences, found the rocker on craigslist and upcycled it myself – along with the dresser, crib and changing table. All upcycled stuff we DIY’d. I just knew I wanted it to be personal – so I poured my heart into it. The biggest things I knew I wanted were: a funky “gallery wall,” a custom mobile with crocheted animals and a funky upcycled (and comfy) rocker. I’m no designer, but I’m really happy with his bright happy little bunny nursery.
While we wait – we wanted to invite you into our little home and share our son’s room – just waiting for him! :)
And as you might have noticed – his name is: ASHER DAVID!!!! It’s very special to us – it means “blessed beloved.” The name David is also after his late grandfather – my daddy! :) And I hope he looks like a mini-Cody.