Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nursery Idea Board.

Good Morning! I don't know about you but around here we've had some pretty early mornings as of late but that is probably a good thing seeing as how the days are beginning to fly by until the arrival of baby, I start some classes, family comes to visit and we ourselves will be heading out of town and there is still much work to be done in our little house before all of these things take place. The home improvements are sailing along quite nicely and we are getting really excited for the culminating project, the nursery! 
I decided to work on this lastly since he shouldn't be here demanding attention until late-ish June and the majority of our home is in immediate desperate need of some TLC. Although it will be a while before I get started I've made a little idea board to share with everyone the projected vision for the nursery and to remind myself not to forget any of the really awesome details.

This is the fabric that started it all. We had a big baby/stroller blanket made out of this fabric for us and I just love it. When our boy is big enough to sleep with actual blankets and things I might get a little duvet cover made from it, until then though it will be folded over the side of his crib and used for snuggling our sweet baby. My favorite part of the fabric was the little gray birch trees, I love the color gray in nurseries and I was so excited that the fabric incorporated gray with orange and blue.

I like this warm gray for the walls, it's the same gray that is in the birch trees and it will allow us to use gray in a huge area without it feeling too cold.
This is a picture of the EXACT same dresser that we found on craigslist for 45$, which is a steal!!!! I don't know if you've ever priced these dressers but if you want to shock yourself just google mid-century modern dressers one day. I'm going to paint just the outside of the dresser except for the drawers so the end result will be something like this(left) but in frozen vanilla(right) instead of green.

The fabulous thing about this dresser is that it's size will allow us to use it as a dresser and a changing table!
This brings us to our fabulous crib that my husbands parents bought for us. I think it's really great and classic with it's wide square rails.

I found this fabric in the same collection as the baby blanket fabric and it coordinates perfectly with our little guy's blanket. when the crib gets here and I can take all the proper measurements I'm going to order some of this pumpkin orange fabric and make a bed skirt for his crib. Because of all the safety precautions we must take with baby's they don't seem to have very comfy or cute things in their cribs, but a colorful bedskirt is a perfect way to add color safely. 
A few months ago before we ever left Virginia we paid one last visit to Ikea ( sigh ) to pick up this great rug for the nursery for only $19.00! It totally matches the birch trees in the blanket fabric, they look just like a stylized drawing of trees with lines, just like this rug and since we have all wood floors it's a great way to cut down on noise and soften our baby's room.
My Mamaw's very orange chair has finally found it's place. It's going to tie in great with the color scheme and I'm glad the nursery will have a comfy place to sit since I feel I may be spending lots of time in that room.

Accessories! I love accessories. This target lamp will be a great addition to the top of the dresser. I'm thinking that this vintage egg basket I found at a local antique store will be perfect on the floor beside the arm chair to hold stuffed animals (the basket doesn't look it in the picture but it's pretty huge!) And this ceramic garden owl will look phenomenal in a pair to use as book ends on a shelf.
These little guys are two more accessories that I'm hoping will add some accent colors from the blanket into the room. The cute toadstool clock is going up on the wall over the dresser along with a few other items and pictures and the little yellow fox will sit snuggly in the orange chair.

These are some great 11x14 posters that I came across on Etsy. I may buy a few of these or create my own to hang on the wall over the dresser to add some color and fun art to the walls. 

That's all I have for now, I'm sure I'll come up with more and I will be sure to post pictures as the room get complete, I hope you enjoyed this for now!

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