Thursday, July 12, 2012


Lately, we have been hard at work in the nursery getting things ready for our baby boy due in about 12 weeks!!  We have decided to use one of the extra bedrooms upstairs as the nursery - it has a very unique shape that we thought would work perfectly for the furniture we wanted to include: crib, rocker, dresser/changing table & toy chest.  When we first moved in - the room look like this:


For the design of the nursery - I am trying to pull together lots of elements that would be sort of industrial and am also incorporating a few reptile themed items... the bedding I picked out has an alligator on it (tastefully done of course) and so I am playing off of that by incorporating other reptiles/animal accessories... although, I am not sure if that is the theme... I am trying not to go too overboard.

So far, we have painted the walls, trim and doors, changed out the outlets/face plates from ivory to white, installed an overhead light, purchased a dresser and toy chest and found various accessories, toys, books and artwork to include.

NURSERY: PROGRESS - Walls painted a dark khaki color

Industrial Pendant Light Installed - Pottery Barn Kids 

Toy Chest for Window Niche - Homegoods

Dresser/Changing Table - Homegoods (Broyhill)

A few toys/accessories we have collected or received as gifts + artwork from ETSY

We have also been working on the crib.  We found a Jenny Lind crib on craigslist and purchased it before we even knew the sex of the baby... we had decided that either way, we liked the style and would plan to paint it an accent color.  
 Jenny Lind crib after we sanded and cleaned it off...

Here is my sweet husband applying the first coat of primer (we did two)

First coat of GREEN paint - love it so far

Because of the torrential amount of rain we have had over the past few days, we have yet to apply the final coat of paint.  After that, we plan to let the crib cure for at least 2-3 more days before moving it inside.  I am so excited to see the end result in the room.

So... we still have a lot of work to do.  We have ordered a rocker and rug for the room - those should come in later this month and we need to get curtains for the windows, more accessories and hang everything/set it all up/organize.

For the most part I think the big items are either taken care of or on their way so I feel pretty good.  I hit the road this Monday for 4 weeks in a row for work.  We I return after all the travel in mid-August, we plan to pull everything together in a couple of weeks or so.

Will post the final results very soon!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Oooohhhh I just love it! I can see it coming together and will be such a lovely place for you to spend as a family. And yes, I do love your laundry hamper ;-)