Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Plan for Baby's Room


When we found out Baby Bonds was on his or her way in May I thought that surely by November the nursery would be nearly complete. Ahahahahahahaha. We are, unfortunately, not even close with t-minus ten weeks to go, give or take (take being more likely as Wes and I were born 5 and 3 weeks early, respectively). I could offer a host of excuses, but why bother? The good news is that we're getting there (that halleluiah chorus you hear is our mothers).

Here's the plan (by the way, we won't know the baby's gender until D-Day):

The walls will stay the same color (see it here), Blue Shamrock by Olympic. A vintage chest and new Jenny Lind crib (which should arrive by this weekend!) will get a fresh coat of Pumpkin Seed by Martha Stewart for Home Depot. The chest's old hardware will get a good scrub. The white Ikea curtains will be trimmed with green ball fringe from JoAnn's and will be hung from the brass-look rod above (from Home Depot). The pink chair will be covered in flax linen from Lewis & Sheron. The crib bedding is simple, with white linen bumpers from Pom Pom at Home and a flax linen skirt (made my yours truly following this method). The green and white striped fabric is from my stash, and might become a pillow or perhaps a cover for the changing pad that will sit on the chest. The light fixture is similar to this one, and I bought it for $7 at a prop sale two years ago. I have some ideas for "art" that I need to price, and we still need a rug, at least a lamp or two, and a small side table to go with the chair (though the garden stool I already have will do just fine).

So, it's kind of a hodge-podge, but I like it, and let's be honest, the baby will not care! And don't worry, if she's a she, I'm sure I'll find a way to add some pink here or there.

23 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful!!! Love the color palette. Can't believe you only have 10 weeks left! Its going to go by so fast!! Try to get as much done on the nursery before baby - I thought I would have time after to finish a few things after she got here and boy was I wrong:) Lucky if I can shower and eat and do a load of laundry each day. Seriously though, it is an amazing ride, so worth it.

Amanda said...

Love all your ideas! Thanks for posting an update. Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

Sara Mueller said...

Love your ideas! I am using that same fabric in ivory for a chair I am having reupholstered. I hope scotch guard works well because I took a huge risk with ivory with a 2 year old boy.

I can't wait to see the final room.

Maxcey said...

Can't wait to see the final product! It's so fun waiting to find out the sex of the baby until D-day!! We did the same thing and I wouldn't have it any other way! Motherhood is a life changing experience!

paula said...

I am absolutely smitten with this. Can't wait to see it pulled together.

Gail said...

It's going to be lovely! Sounds like you're right on your way....and trust me, it will ALL come together in time. Good luck! Can't wait to see the finished result!

Julie Holloway said...

Love it--sounds so earthy and warm and lovely! You're right, the nurseries are really for the moms...my sister-in-law is from Ecuador. She and her siblings slept bundled in a drawer in a chest-of-drawers. They just want love :)

A Country Farmhouse said...

Sounds beautiful! And I can totally relate to being behind on finishing the nursery - I thought we'd be done months ago!
Hope that you're feeling well...
Trina

b-mused said...

It's going to be lovely:). We're expecting our first as well (any day now!) and decorating the nursery was so much fun:). I can't wait to see your final result.

xoxo,

Blair

Tessa said...

It's going to be perfect. can't wait to see the finished room!

Sarah said...

OOOHHH Sounds awesome. I am on pins and needles to see the finished product!! BTW, how's the kitchen floor coming? Did you paint checks? stripes? Hope to see y'all soon!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I LOVE it. I really do. I can't wait to see it complete. The baby will love it! :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is going to be amazing. I love the idea of the pumpkin seed color. So excited to see it all together.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

November! You're on it. Or had big plans to be on it. Our little guy is due in April and his room looks like an interiors work room. I asked my husband to build a shelf I designed this weekend and he said "we have months to get that stuff done" :) congrats on your pregnancy!

MB said...

The nursery sounds like it will be lovely. I can't wait to see the finished product. Have a happy weekend:)

Rambling Renovators said...

The plan sounds lovely - simple, sophisticated, and stylish. What more could a baby want!

megan @ a life's design said...

Lovely and classic! I love the light fixture. Can't wait to see it finished!

No.35style said...

cant wait to see! do get as much as done as you can..my baby is 9 months old and i am still not done..she was 3 weeks early and i never caught up..then kept changing my mind about what i wanted to do...

Pink Wallpaper said...

so pretty! can't wait to see it all come together! love the bumper!

Anonymous said...

I love it all but the bumpers..they can be dangerous and aren't necessary.

Haley said...

You can dooooooo it!

LindsB said...

love the plan, the colors and finishes are perfect for a babys room and also a toddlers room!

TeraKaylen said...

This is perfect! I love how soft it is! I can't wait to see if it will be a little man or little lady!