We finally redecorated the nursery! I was afraid it would be difficult, but it was actually easier than I thought it would be. Taking everything down was weird, but putting all the new things back up felt really good. I can't imagine having to take everything down for no reason, so I'm glad that Hudson is our reason for taking all of Carter's things down. Sometimes when I stop and think about it, it breaks my heart that Hudson won't know his big brother. Not in the earthly sense, anyway.
But moving on.
For a long time, we have known that sailboats would be the theme for Hudson's room. There is a little something more fun behind it, but I'll share that after he's born. Using sailboats just felt right. I found the crib sheet, which has sailboats on it, in the perfect colors, green and navy blue, and even got to incorporate a little bit of Carter blue.
The art above the crib is my very favorite piece that we found. I was looking for a nautical map, but couldn't find anything that fit my vision. Until that piece. I found a lady that does watercolors of nautical maps of beaches in North Carolina. This specific one is Wrightsville Beach, a place that Brandon and I visited almost five years ago. We had a really peaceful evening on this beach, and even saw dolphins before we left. Wrightsville Beach is not named after the Wright Brothers (the two brothers that first successfully flew an airplane), but for the sake of our story, we're going to pretend like it is. This way, it's like Hudson has a bit of Carter watching over him all the time.
The curtains were a surprisingly easy find, and match the sheet and the watercolor perfectly. We had a harder time finding things for the gallery wall, but a few weekends ago we went to Hobby Lobby and bought a ton of things and then just returned what we didn't end up using. There is a tiny sailboat on the dresser next to the elephant and the giraffe, so he'll have little bits of of siblings with him all the time.
I don't have a good picture of Brandon's drawing, but plan to share it in another post. If you are interested, you can scroll all the way down and watch the video we released of the whole nursery process.
I love having the room redone for Hudson. All of Carter's things are now in a bin under our bed so we can pull them out when we need to. The nursery still feels so peaceful and comfortable even though it is different now, and I'm so grateful for it. It will always be a safe place for us to go in happy times and hard times. I love both our boys so much, and can't wait for Hudson to be here!!