Friday, December 4, 2009

Nursery Inspiration

Well the nesting mode has kicked in full force. This weekend it continues with finishing up some DIY craft projects (will post pics soon) and getting some more furniture in place. I've score an awesome antique iron and brass day bed with pop up trundle on Craigslist for a steal. I am so excited! It will go in the nursery and provide a place for mommy or daddy to sleep with baby, if/when the need arises down the road and she's no longer in her co-sleeper. We also can use it to free up our room for guests who come to visit (since we no longer have a guest room with my mom living with us).

We've put the nursery together on a budget with lots of consignment finds, Craigslist purchases, and repurposing/refurbishing items we already have. I have created this mood board to get a better idea of how it's all coming together:

The first two colors at the top (white and toasted almond) are the trim and wall colors of the room. We don't plan to paint since we're renting and the space is shared with my husband's study (he's a full-time nursing student) and we like it the way it is.

We have ice blue curtains up already, which led to my decision to incorporate the blue into our little girl's nursery. The pink chair is a swivel/rocker/recliner that we got for $50 and is a dusty rose color. And the apple green we are pulling in to balance the pink and blue we have going on in the room. I am calling this sort a of Shabby Chic meets Woodland Animal themed nursery. The cube shelving we already have so we're repurposing it for storage (using line storage baskets that I made new liners for that coordinate with the lampshade that I also DIY'd) and will add a changing pad to the top along with storage bins that have our cloth diapers and supplies in them.

The bird mobile is half done...I have sewn and stuffed all of the little birdies and just need to get some branches for them. The pillow with the dingle-ball trim I found at Target as part of their Simply Shabby line. And the wall decals are made of fabric and sold on Etsy. Those will transform the space into one that is truly for a little child, I think. We're still awaiting the arrival of our crib, but as soon as all of this is in place I will post pictures of the actual room....hopefully by the New Year.


  1. Where is that crib from? I love it!

  2. I bet it's going to be super cute!!!

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  4. @K8 Marie - the crib is an AFG Athena Daphne White Convertible Crib...the cheapest I've found it is at but you can also find it at Amazon, Target, BabyCasa and other stores. It comes in other finishes as well as well and converts to a youth bed with nightstand.

  5. I love all those colors together I can't wait to see the finished product.

  6. I think it will look great! You've been busy. I love the bird mobile!