I’m virtually grabbing every one of your hands, jumping up and down and squealing with excitement — Harper’s Hut is done!
Papa worked hard over the weekend to put together the cutest little surf shack for the cutest little surfer grom and now we can sit back, stare and wait impatiently for his arrival.
If you ask me, Harper’s Hut is perfect. Papa picked out the color, patiently created the thatched frame from bamboo and secured everything together using raw twine (he wanted to avoid using anything that might fall and pose a choking hazard –how cute and smart is that?). The best part about Harper’s nursery is that it cost us about $50.00! Seriously! The most expensive item aside from the crib was the grass that hangs from the hut (which are actually hula skirts we purchased at the International Market Place and re-worked).
We’re still waiting on all the bedding to arrive since apparently finding crib sheets for a mini sized crib is not as easy as the furniture salesman made it out to be — HMPH! Once everything is in it’s perfect place I’ll post some completely done pics but until them check out our little man’s nook:
More fun and funky details to play with in and around the house…
The ever-practical mirror gets a big jolt of personality when it’s shaped and decorated like a surfboard.
The coolest chair for your lil’ grom to kick back and enjoy a surf film and some shave ice, available in both blue and pink.
Life Preserver Pillow
Need a finishing touch to save the day? The Life Preserver and Telegraph throw pillows should really float your boat!
Six little ships, each numbered and hand-pieced from richly colored canvas and yarn-dyed cotton, sail across a wavy chambray sea. The quilt and bumper are hand quilted and hand embroidered, with a school of jewel-stitched fish and running stitch waves.
Baby Boats from Pottery Barn Kids
Sail into slumberland with this fun nautical themed nursery from Pottery Barn Kids. The “Preston” collection features preppy and upscale nautical themed bedding that is designed for lasting style, with yarn-dyed oxford fabrics and classic images of the sea. The quilt and bumper are finely sewn of cotton canvas and percale, with hand-embroidered appliqués, bias-cut striped piping and yarn-dyed stripes on the reverse. The fitted crib sheet is made of organic cotton percale and is printed with baby fish and whales, and finished with a premium wash for added softness.
It’s the little things that bring that cozy feeling to a room and these adorable accents may be just what yours is missing!
Sailboat Pillow $18.00
Shell Garland $7.99
Fashioned from shells, starfish and raffia this garland creates an instant beach mood in your home. Hang from windows or door frames and feel the cool sea breezes each time you pass. How much fun would this be to make from your own collection of shells?
Beach Time Clock $69.95
Everyone knows that baby is on her own schedule, so why not hang this whimsical clock in the nursery and stop reminding yourself just how late it really is?
Sand Dollar Drawer Pulls $22.00
How’s this for the perfect beach touch in your home? Use them on your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom drawers to bring a smile to your face. These are the perfect size for babies tiny fingers to grasp, just easy enough to boost a stumbling toddlers confidence as he reaches to try and dress himself!
Let baby set sail for slumberland wrapped in this lightweight flannel blanket, or carry it around in your diaper bag to use as a changing pad (just think of the “poopdeck” jokes you could make!). This blanket is the perfect size for swaddling baby, which research shows can help reduce arousal, or the tendency for baby to awaken during sleep, it can enhance neuromuscular development in low birth weight infants and even plays a role in lowering the risk of SIDS. Research shows that swaddling helps infants remain in REM sleep for longer periods, aiding their physical and cognitive growth. Enjoy the benefits of swaddling with this clever pirate themed flannel!
Even the easiest baby can have crabby days. Warn friends and caregivers with this snuggly onesie, get it here:
KileyKoala over at Etsy.com offers adorable baby beach wear that is as cute as it is reasonably priced. My absolute favorite is the “Oliver the Octopus” set including a blankie, plush toy and onesie. Oliver the lovable Octopus is perfect for a beach loving mom and baby and is available in sizes 3-24 months. Oliver is made of non-allergenic, anti-pill fleece and reinforced safety eyes. KileyKoala will even customize your order to include embroidered eyes for children under the age of 3 as an added safety measure! Hop on over to Kiley Koala’s etsy page and browse through her fun collection! Shopping for a little girl? Check out the Surfer Girl set!
I know, I know, I don’t have a baby and I’m not quite pregnant but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to post about this adorable nursery. I came across this beachy chic room while cruising on alistbaby.net and wanted to make sure that I had it stored some place safe for future retrieval. I especially love the mix-matched sand shovel “art” and simple accents that make this room cozy and not overly beach themed. This room is not only adorable but would fit nicely into the decor of my home as is…now all we need is a cute little one to go in the crib and we are set!