Friday, September 6, 2013

Nugget's Nursery

After a special request for nursery pictures this morning, I decided maybe I'd give you the tour today. [you're welcome, sasha :) ]

Because we don't know if we're having a boy or a girl, we had to go with something neutral. Yellow just wasn't going to cut it, so we went with gray and white with a few splashes of orange. Why orange? I don't know, it just happened.

Let me preface the pictures with a disclaimer that I am by no means an interior decorator, nor will I ever claim to have that skill set. But alas, this is what I came up with. It's a good thing a newborn doesn't really care.

The changing table -slash- dresser and the crib
[that's right, only a sheet in the crib. because i don't want SIDS happening in my house.]

The glider and half of the loveseat.
[the other half was glared really badly by the window, so just use your imagination. 
it's only in the nursery by default - there's really nowhere else in the house to put it.]

The bookshelf. 
Kind of a catch-all with some decor, books, stuffed animals and toys.

Of course I decided to do a few projects whilst decorating. Because apparently that's what you do when you have a lot of time on your hands, a little creativity, and you don't want to spend a fortune on decorating. 
[thanks once again to pinterest for the inspriation. perhaps one day we'll have a tutorial if there's any interest... though not so likely.]

The mobile.
Made of:  a dowel stick, fishing line, and scrapbook paper.

Paper lantern cluster hanging from the ceiling.
Made of:  assorted paper lanterns and fishing line.

"Art". With the quotes because I'm clearly no artist.
Made of:  hideous thrift-store frames and acrylic paint.

Fabric-covered bins.
Made of:  old canvas bins and a yard of fabric.

Coordinating lamp.
Made of:  old black lamp, ugly shade, and acrylic paint.

Coordinating neck/back pillow.
Made of:  fat quarter of fabric and pillow insert.

Well troops, that's just about it. I think it's a fun little nursery and turned out pretty well; hopefully you feel the same. Remember:  if & when you come to visit, this will be your room too. So book your tickets now!

If you have any additions or alterations, please leave a comment. I'm always up for changing & improving things!

Now... let's have us a baby already! :)


  1. LOVE!! So exciting! I'm getting the urge to redecorate Trice's nursery already since we now know that he's a boy ... but it will be hard to let go of all the baby-ness of it. I bet you are getting very, very excited!!

  2. I am in LOOOOVE with the orange in the room! It's one of my favorite colors! SO cute! And you're so crafty! You're not giving yourself enough credit here! It looks amazing!