Saturday, July 12, 2014

before and after: nursery

It has been quite around the blog lately, but has been super busy in my actual life.  I put the blog and shop on hold as I got ready to have my first child.  There was a lot of work to do to get the house ready and unfortunately as I got closer to my due date, I lost all of my energy.  But  luckily, I have a great husband who helped make my dream home come true.  I have a few before and afters to show you. My favorite is the little nursery.  The before room was actually that blue.  I mean blue walls, blue ceiling, blue carpet, blue curtains.  Even though we were having a boy, that wasn't the design we were hoping for.  

The nursery theme was based off of a yellow and green rug we bought in Santa Fe a couple years ago.  Most of the decorations and furniture we used were recycled from around the house. The crib was my sister's that she used with her children.  The art I painted or was my family's.  The only new items were the rocking chair my mom and dad gave to us and the pillows we bought from ebay.   We really wanted a neutral, positive room that felt relaxing.  We wanted the room to look like a child's room, yet all the pieces could be used in other rooms as the baby gets older and wants to decorate the room in his own style.

Right now baby is sleeping in a basinet in our room.  When we are ready for him to sleep in the nursery, I will switch out the quilt for actual crib sheets.

 We were lucky to get so many wonderful children's books.  This baby's library is better than mine!

 One of my favorite pieces in this room is the coffee table my husband made when he was young.  It reminds me of being up north, where we both lived.


Mary said...

Love the warm and bright feel of this space!

Dust Society said...

Thanks Mary! Wish you could visit!

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