Pregnancy: The Nursery

Everyone loves a nicely decorated nursery right? With the advent of Pinterest, it seems like people are going crazy pinning things they would like to have in their homes/lives, and I am no exception.

I am not the worlds greatest decorator, but I have a decent eye for color. I am NOT stellar at DIY/crafty things. Which is of course, what Pinterest is all about. Since discovering I was pregnant I started pinning things that I liked for a nusery. Of course this was before knowing the sex of our baby, or even….where we would be living when the baby was born!

Now we know two important pieces of information: the baby is a boy, and the nursery walls in our rental house are yellow.

I’m sorry, I hate yellow. I do. This particular yellow has grown on me, but I would never, not in a million years have painted the walls of the nursery yellow on my own. But, it’s a rental, and we have decided to live with the yellow walls, and I’ve come up with a theme/color¬† scheme I can live with.

Speaking of themes, I am NOT doing the nursery in a theme like woodland creatures, or turtles, or nautical adventures. I opted not to purchase a bedding set (since babies aren’t supposed to sleep with padded crib bumpers or¬†comforters, I think sets are expensive and useless) and since most bedding sets dictate a theme, I was sort of on my own.

I decided on a color scheme of yellow, navy blue and turquoise. But honestly? That is about as far as I am.

Here are some pictures from my pinterest that show what I like:

so easy, even I can do it.

I like the idea of hanging paper bunting on the wall that the crib will be against. I do think I can make this.

Autumn Tree Mobile - Baby Crib Mobile - For Nursery Or Children's Room - Fall trees #mobile #baby #nursery #woodland #handmade #trees #etsy #littlenestbox

I love this Tree mobile. I am hoping to pull off making one, although slightly different than this one from Etsy. I plan to hang it over the changing table, or maybe just in the corner of the room, since the bunting will be on the wall above the crib.

this is EXACTLY what I want to do with an Expedit bookcase in our nursery. Only, I didn't have the idea of labelling the "drawers" genious.

This, I am for sure doing. Baby gear is so damn expensive and, in my opinion, the furniture is not always of the highest quality. This is an Expedit Bookcase from Ikea, turned on it’s side. I orginally got the idea from a friend who did this for her changing table/dresser. SO much cheaper, and going to be used to much longer than a changing table/dresser combo. I love the idea that you can tip it up and turn it into a bookcas as the baby grows into childhood. My plans for the cubbies include one each for: onesies, pajamas, socks/bibs/hats/pacifiers, cloth diapers, burp cloths and swaddlers. I am sure that might change, but I like the idea of leaving a cubbie or two open for infant toys and books.

I have a few pieces of art to hang as well. I don’t plan on moving a glider/recliner/rocker into the room, as our house is small, and I like our current recliner to live in our living room for additional seating. I don’t see the problem with walking 15 feet from the nursery to the living room for night feedings. The room does have a closet where I plan to hang more “outfit” type clothes, and store blankets, toys, and things of that nature. We are inheriting a baby swing and bouncy seat. I think I will plan on putting the swing in the kitchen/living area, and since the bouncer folds up, it will probably live in the nursery when not in use. Well once can hope, I am sure for the first couple of months, there will be baby things anywhere and everywhere that it is convenient at that moment.

I am planning on going to the store today to get the material for the bunting, stay tuned for an update on that project, and others as the nursery comes together.