The theme for Logan’s nursery was a no brainer for us. Matt and Mike are totally obsessed with superheroes so as soon as we found out we were having a boy, it instantly became my mission to track down all things superhero!
I purchased a matching crib and dresser set from Buy Buy Baby since I had some high value coupons because we registered there. I ended up saving myself hundreds of dollars! I am in LOVE with our crib, once I saw it in the store, I had to have it! One of my thrifty tips is to reuse your baby shower décor for the nursery. We purchased these awesome jumbo superhero comic book word cutouts from Oriental Trading when they were having a super duper sale. I got them for under $5 and we used them as shower décor and now they are hanging above Logan’s crib. I really think it looks great and Logan loves the colors! The batman blanket hanging on his crib was handmade by my coworker Kendall- it was such an awesome gift! Everywhere we go people ask where we got it and I get to tell them it is one-of-a-kind! 🙂
Above our dresser is a handmade quilt that Emily made for Logan. This quilt was just too awesome to have folded in a bin with the other blankets. When Matt said he wanted to hang it on the wall above the dresser to showcase it, I was like, what? No way! Who hangs blankets on walls? But I came around to the idea and boy, am I glad I did. It looks so cool! Thanks, Emily! 🙂
Storage is a necessity for nurseries. I never knew how much stuff babies need until I had one. Check out these awesome storage shelves with bins that were gifted to me from Emily at my shower. The shelves and bins are from Amazon and then she made the superhero logos from felt stickers. Of course she included Matt’s favorite superhero, Captain America!
For Logan’s shower we asked that people spend a few bucks on a book, rather than on a card. Cards are so pricey these days (usually $5!) so we thought why not ask people to spend that money towards a book for Logan’s library. We asked that they put a little message inside the book too. It was a great hit at my shower! So with all these books we had to put them somewhere. Thanks to Pinterest I saw this Ikea hack where you turn spice racks into book shelves. They were surprisingly inexpensive at just $3 a piece and with a little navy blue spray paint, we had a place for all those books! I purchased wooden letters from the craft store (coupons in hand!) to spell out the word READ and painted them red to match the blue. This might be one of favorite DIY projects I have done. A tad tricky to hang, but once they were up, I was just obsessed! This will be a nursery DIY project for all babies to come!
Some other superhero decor items we have are some more pieces that were gifted to me. One was a shower gift from my best friend. She purchased these superhero picture sheets spelling out Logan on Etsy and then she framed them herself. They are just so stinking adorable! And the other was made by Emily, which are wooden letters and then printed comics cut out and pasted on the top. How freaking cool are these both?! I have Emily’s on Logan’s door and my friend Jess’ on the wall in his nursery.
Check out these curtain tie backs Emily made. She made wolverine since that’s who Logan was named after (I told you my husband was obsessed). They are so cute and so easy to make – expect a DIY post on this one later!
A few other details include a Superhero Rules sign that I purchased from Hobby Lobby (my favorite store!!!) when they were having their 50% off all decor sale – it was just $10. Worth every penny! It is hanging above this adorable navy blue mini chair for Logan. This was a Target find one day while out shopping with Emily. We spotted it and the price tag said $60 – womp! womp! But thanks to the Target Cartwheel app they had 20% off all kids furniture that day, the timing was perfect so in the cart it went! We take his monthly photos on it and it’s been fun to see how the chair is getting to be more for his size!
We also have a superhero growth chart that I purchased online. I love that it is personalized. It reads, “Logan Reaching Superhero Heights!” The best part is that it was only $25 which I thought was a steal for a keepsake we will have forever.
Logan’s nursery is my favorite room in our home. All the superhero details come together so beautifully! We are always getting comments on how fun and colorful it is.
What’s your nursery theme?