Is it possible to be a fan of a new mom? (Some may even call it a mom crush). Well, I’m a fan of new mom, Kayla and after this post I think you will be too!
Seeing as my nursery decor is still just sitting on the nightstand and also lacks originality (woodland creatures w/ random lurking jungle creatures) it doesn’t take much to make me ooh and ahh over anyone’s nursery. But, oh man, am I swooning over Kayla’s nursery! So much care and detail went into the overall creation that I could feasibly make this a series of blog posts about her nursery, but that might be bordering on obsessive.
I just love that her inspiration was drawn from just one of the many adventures she’s had with her husband. In her own words, here is what inspired her to go with a cactus and teepee themed nursery:
As we were PCSing [that’s military speak for “moving”] across the entire country, I absolutely fell in love with all the teepees, cacti, and charm of the old Highway Route 66. I accidentally found ourselves lost in the Saguaro National park full tall cacti outside of Tucson, AZ and the cactus accidentally snuck it’s way into the nursery theme! We knew we were waiting to find out if we were having a boy or girl so we wanted to go with something neutral. Shopping with my mom one day at Target we found a Cactus Pillow and it all started from there. All the furniture is pre-loved or re-purposed and my mom and I either made or added finishing touches to almost everything. The nursery has been a work in progress but I hope James loves it one day just as much as I do!
Now that you have a good idea of the design direction in which we’re headed, here’s a glimpse at the nursery for their brand new little boy:
When I asked Kayla where she got her nursery things, it turns out she DIY’d most of it and found lots of odds and ends in various places. So let’s dive into some of the details and some of Kayla’s commentary, so that you too can begin to recreate this room.
As if we weren’t big fans of Target, Amazon and T.J. Maxx already! I just love how everything came together for this nursery and now whenever I see a cactus print or decor I immediately think of Kayla.
If you want to see more of Kayla’s creations checkout her Instagram @beesweetbakeshopandsuch.
How about you? Is there an experience or unique thing that you would turn into a nursery? Tell us in the comments!