Nursery Part 1

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sorry I haven't posted anything on the nursery yet. It's been sorta touch-and-go playing musical furniture, trying to get stuff out of there (it was our office) so we could paint and prep. Happy to say it's now painted (thanks for your help, Dad!) and we have a crib! (or, what Jonny has been calling "Red's bed")

In this color:

(sorry for the fuzzy thumbnail)

And we have this crib set up.

Couldn't resist the Jenny Lind.

Besides that? Nada, yet.

This is going to be her room (on move-in day):

Remember with the weird painted mirrors, that were on top of the single grasscloth'd wall in our entire house? We had those removed during the laundry room extravaganza, and the wall was sanded and smoothed, ready for a fresh coat of paint.

Here's the room mid-painting:

Aren't those windows great?

This bedroom is right next to ours, connected by a bathroom (back there on the right). The crib will be maybe 10 steps away from where I sleep. Thus, I don't think I'll be using a bassinet right at first (as of now).

In the spirit of full disclosure, here's our front living room with twin bed (thanks, Reasons!), drum set (for sale!), and large desk, that had to move from elsewhere so the painting could happen.

So maddening, all this stuff everywhere, but it's slow progress with one of us gone a lot. (And I know, our house has no shortage of ceiling fans!)

I have fabric picked out (with Marthie's help, of course), and still working on chair, rug, light fixture (?), and dresser/changing table combo decision.

It's very fun to dream up and plan all of this, but I have to stop every now and then (remember my post from the other day) and say, Who is this person who is caring so much more about this room than any room she's ever decorated in her entire life? I know it's for my little daughter, but sheesh! Twilight zone, a little.


  1. I love the blue color! Blue for a girl's room is wonderful. I had initially planned on a blue room for Sylvie, but then decided to just stick with the paint already on the walls (pink) and add lots of blue to the room with the decor.

    I love the Jenny Lind style, too. I don't know why I didn't go that route. It is adorable. I pondered a Jenny Lind twin bed, but they are pricey! Our Craigslist find was much nicer on the wallet. :)

    It can be fun to dream up a nursery, isn't it? It's nesting, I guess? I have definitely put a lot of thought into Sylvie's room, not that you can really tell. I have been rather indecisive on that room, which is odd for me. I am still not 100% happy with Sylvie's, and now it's about time to change it up again. We'll be switching the crib for the twin bed in the next month or so.

    Good luck with the rest of your nursery. :)

  2. LOVE your color and probably going to use it as well- even though aren't finding out if we're having a boy or girl. Also using my sisters old Jenny Lind as well, so I may just go ahead and steal your entire look. I'll be waiting patiently for new posts on it! You're a doll. Love your blog :)

  3. yay for paint and a crib! It's coming together and I know it will be so beautiful when you are done.

    You just enjoy getting that room together and don't worry about caring so much about the planning. Im sure all mothers have done the same thing and I wont be too far behind you, either! :)

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