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I’m so excited to share this with you all! It is the one room in our house that I can actually say is complete (if there ever is a ‘complete’). I know Jack is 10 months now but I’m giving myself a break on this one since we didn’t even move in until Jack was 2 months old. And I’m glad I took my time to pick out the right finishes. It is almost exactly what I was envisioning. So here goes…

My favorite part of the room is the wood wall. All the credit goes to D and my Dad. My Dad knew someone with an old barn that was going to be torn down so before it was demolished they went out and tore down one side of the barn. Then they cleaned up the wood, put it up, and varnished it. I absolutely love it.

My second favorite item in the room is the rocker. It was my one “splurge” item, from Pottery Barn Kids. The pillow is from Target and  Ollie the Elephant was a gift, originally from Scentsy.

My sister Hannah found the antlers and then we spray-painted them white. The alphabet print is from here and the frame is from Hobby Lobby. My mom gave me the nightstand which was originally made by my Dad and the lamp and clock are from Ikea. The industrial light is also from Ikea.

Oh the quilt. My mom made it and I’m in love with how it turned out but it was sort-of a nightmare at first. I had bought all these muted stripes and plaids that were going to be the quilt and bedding but after stressing about it for some time, it just wasn’t what I pictured. I knew I wanted some pops of color. So we started over, took a second trip to Cannon Falls and bought the blue plaid, blue stripes, red plaid, and the red trim. We were going to do a traditional quilt pattern but it still wasn’t looking right. So we went to yet ANOTHER fabric store and got the green plaid and navy plaid. Then we changed the design to be simpler and more modern – just 12 inch squares next to each other with trim around the whole thing. The inside of it is a cozy brown fleece.

My mom also made the fitted sheet and crib skirt (LOVE her). The actual crib was a gift from my parents from ShopKo. The letters JACK are from Hobby Lobby that I spray-painted silver. The “lil fella” banner you may remember from my baby shower (which my mom also made and did the hand lettering). The sleep sheep I got at my shower, the bird mobile was handmade, and the rug is from Ikea.

This print I made, the frame was thrifted, the lamp from Target, and the paper weight is from Home Goods. Which btw, I didn’t even know was a jack when I picked it up until D says “oh cool because it’s a jack??” Ah yeah that’s why!

Also on the same bookshelf (from Target) are blocks from Amazon, handmade blocks by my Aunt from when I was a baby, and the county sign which I got at an antique store in Milwaukee.

On the other side of the room is the changing station. I got the dresser from a local antique store for $100. D made the changing pad holder from this pattern and my mom made the fitted cover for it which matches the crib skirt. The dispenser is from Target and is filled with hand sanitizer. The drawers of the dresser are filled with diaper-changing essentials.

The curtains were made from the muslin table cloths at my baby shower. The bunting banners were also from my shower which my mom and sister originally made.

This wall is right next to the changing station. The picture shelves are from Ikea along with the wood mirrors. The little man frame and silhouette plaque were made by good friends.

The animal prints are from this etsy store and each come with a cute story. The frames are from Hobby Lobby and I spray painted them black.

Obligatory Talullah shot.

This will be Jack’s room until we move so it will be interesting to see how it transitions. I think it will work well though as he grows since it isn’t super ‘baby’. It’s definitely one of my favorite rooms in the house so hopefully it will be his too!

  • Oh my word! This is AMAZING. Every touch is perfect. I am dreaming of doing a wood wall in my basement- to cover up whatever scary looking wall is behind a layer of oddly placed bricks. Jack is a lucky little boy!ReplyCancel

  • Oh Kelly! It is just perfect. I love every detail, and will love watching it grow as Jack does :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly, this room is stunning! Its almost exactly what I would want if I had a baby boy. Fabulous job putting it all together!ReplyCancel

  • I love it! SOOOO MUCH! You did a fantastic job! You really should submit his nursery to Project Nursery!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    I absolutely love this! What color is the wall paint? It’s almost an exact match to what I want to do in our second baby boy’s room. Such an inspiring design!ReplyCancel

  • lovely! great little details :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Koegl

    Kelly, I never REALLY like any room that I didn’t decorate myself, but this room is AMAZING! Absolutely the perfect room for a baby boy!ReplyCancel

  • Uncle Jerome

    I have sons and can’t relate to much except the Barn lumber. I’m about as creative as one of those bricks one of your commenters mentioned. Over and out!ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute and so perfect for a little boy in Minnesota! Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • […] sure to check out her adorable blog, full of fashion inspiration and bits of life with baby Jack.  Her post has more photos of his precious room, as well as more details on where she found and made some of […]ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Seriously inspirational! WOW!ReplyCancel

  • […] thank you for all the kind comments on Jack’s nursery! I am thrilled that it is featured on Lay Baby Lay […]ReplyCancel

  • I don’t know which part of this is my favorite! I LOVE LOVE the wood wall. I’d like to know how they cleaned and varnished it! WE are going to do the same in our master as our ‘headboard’ so I’d love to know! And the curatins. I love how cozy the room still feels even with sheer curtains making it a little brighter. Love that! Love it all! Love the antlers. Love the dresser!!!!!! Love it all! Great job!!!! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Emma.T

    Talullah is a great poser… for a dog! :)ReplyCancel

  • I love the room. I must admit my two favorites are the wood wall and the curtains…oh & the antlers! :-)ReplyCancel

  • OMG I LOVE your nursery. I can’t lie, but your puppy is the one that got my attention to check out the rest. Is she a papillion? We had one that looked JUST like her, our Lola. She was great :) The room is fabulous. I would LOVE to have a nursery like that!! Glad I found your site!ReplyCancel

  • kellyhicks

    Courtney – the wall color is Tobacco Leaf by Martha Stewart. Good luck with your son’s nursery!

    Kathleen – Yep she’s a papillon! Thanks you for the sweet words!ReplyCancel

  • […] I posted Jack’s Nursery last week, I forgot to post the “before” picture! And everyone loves a good before and […]ReplyCancel

  • this nursery is AMAZING!!!! its so cozy yet outdoorsy & original. & that wooden wall is just beyond cool!ReplyCancel

  • kaye

    I am so in love with the blocks that you said are from Amazon. Do you know any additional info that i could try to find these?

    Thanks, KateReplyCancel

  • Lovely Job! My daughter’s nursery is a woodsy animals theme but more on the feminine side and admittedly a little more child-ish. I tried to stay away from anything too “baby” so that she can grow with the room too. You did a great job – this is a perfect little boys room!ReplyCancel

  • […] whole woodland nursery that Kelly Hicks created for her son, Jack. I recommend checking out the whole blog post, […]ReplyCancel

  • Anthony

    Love this room! You mentioned that the blocks were from Amazon. Would you mind sharing how to find them? My wife and I love them and want t get them for our son’s nursery. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • […] Complementing the woodsy feel of this wintry nursery, the Hoot Hoot and Woodland Fun personalized growth charts would also add an extra touch of color. (Kelly Hicks Design blog) […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Woohoo! First we painted the walls. I actually ended up picking the same color as the walls in Jack’s room, Tobacco Leaf by Martha Stewart. I wanted both the boys (that still weirds me out!) rooms to be in […]ReplyCancel

  • […] mom and I are working on this quilt. Since she made one for Jack, I really wanted her to make one for boy #2 too. It still has a ways to go but I love how […]ReplyCancel

  • […] If you’re curious on what his room looked like before, check out this post of the nursery. […]ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin

    Hi! What color paint is jacks nursery?ReplyCancel

    • kellyhicks

      Hi Kaitlin! The wall color is Tobacco Leaf by Martha Stewart. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Nina

    beautiful! I have to ask where you found the alphabet print. It would be perfect for my son’s playroom.ReplyCancel

  • […] with a wood feature wall. I knew I wanted a wood wall with a slight twist because we did one in Jack’s nursery too. And then I saw this in the pottery barn catalog and it became our jumping off point. I knew I […]ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Beautiful! I was wondering, where did you get that adorable ABC animal poster? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I love the wood accent wall! What type of stain did you use for the wood accent wall?ReplyCancel

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