Friday, January 13, 2012

Nursery ideas

As soon as I found out we were expecting a girl, I started daydreaming about what I wanted her nursery to look like. My mind swirled with pinks and purples, and tutus and bows. If Carter had been a girl, her room wouldn't have been very girly. Too much pink would have been overwhelming for me then, but now that I've been surrounded by blue for two years (and trucks and trains and planes), I will eagerly dip my toe into a little pink.

I've decided that I'm definitely repainting the nursery, and Carter's toddler room at the same time. I can't wait to get started on these projects next month. A toddler room for my little boy and a nursery for my little girl? It's a lot to take on, but I'm really excited to start. Although I've been feeling pretty lazy lately so I might need some help.

I know I want to paint the nursery grey, similar to this:

Image found here.

I decided we only need a crib skirt, and sheet. I won't mess with the bumpers (Carter's ended up in his closet, the garage, and then the trash at some point). I found a plethora of etsy stores that will custom make the skirt and crib sheet in a pattern that doesn't make me ill. 

Option E in the below picture is one of my favorites. It should pair nicely with our deep blue glider we already have in the room.
Available from Happy Mae on Etsy.

I also really love option E from the choices below (and A & B), and they would all go with the blue glider.

Also available from Happy Mae on Etsy.

Although I do like softer colors,  I want to go bold with my color choices for her room. I have a couple of Pinterest inspired projects that I want to undertake (her name on the wall, and a fabric book holder) but other than that there isn't much to do.

I'll take before pictures of the room as it is now for Carter, and post them when all is said and done.

Off topic - but my new camera is coming today!!! Eeeek! Happy Friday!