Someone please tell me that I am not the only one who struggled with picking a nursery theme!?!? Besides picking a name that she won’t hate when she is older, the nursery was the hardest thing to decide yet. I have never been a real “girly girl” so I knew right off I wasn’t going with a pink, purple, tulle or anything else that screamed princess. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but number one…we live in an apartment and I don’t want to repaint when we move from here (so no crazy colors on the walls!), and number two that just not me. 🙂 So the search began! Pinterest was my best friend, although I never found my theme on pinterest. I compiled things from all over the place and thought I would share my blueprints for the nursery. I actually ended up picking a crib sheet that I like and used that as my inspiration! Here is the sheet from Carousel Design on babybedding.com. One of the things I really liked about this company is they sent me a sample of the fabric with my sheet. I carry it around in my purse to match all the paint and decor to! It has come in handy MANY times! Such a neat gesture of the company. (The sample fabric was FREE!)
I love the color grey! I promised our landlord that I would stick with neutrals for the wall colors. We decided to do a two tone gray on the bottom and white on the top, with a small chair rail around the room dividing the two colors. Something like this…
I do have one window in her room, and so I needed some curtains. I did not have much luck finding anything I liked so I whipped out the sewing machine and made my own curtains! Here is the fabric I used to make two simple panels for the window. (Purchased from JoAnn Fabrics)
Now with the color scheme, walls and curtains done it was time to pick out a crib! I did some shopping locally, but did not find anything in my price range. I was looking for a set of at least a crib and dresser. Wayfair.com did not disappoint with plenty of options! This is the set we chose and VERY reasonably priced! 🙂
My sister Michelle designed and printed a 16″x20″ picture for above the crib with her name on it that matches the crib sheet…Here is the poster and the frame we bought to put it in. So excited about putting this up soon!
I have chosen a few other DIY projects to work on before she is born, but I will save those for a later post. I am not quite ready to unveil the room, but I took lots of before pictures and will do a baby/nursery update when I have the room all finished. It is still a work in progress and I’m enjoying every second of getting ready. Stay tuned to see how all my plans turn out!