After the Baby Carriage…

…comes nursery planning!  I was going to put this post off a bit, but let’s be honest; I can’t wait to get started on Little Miss’ nursery!

The nursery will be in our (only) spare bedroom (we don’t call this the Little House for nothing).  It’s full of windows and sunshine and looks out on our backyard.  We never got around to officially decorating the spare room as a bedroom, so it’s basically a blank canvas.  It needs a little TLC: painting, changing out the light fixture (I loathe ceiling fans for some reason), caulking the gap between the crown molding and the ceiling, and maybe a window washing. Maybe.

LH Spare 11.11

Of course, the fun part is decorating.  Since this nursery will likely also house our next little one, we want it to be gender neutral enough to work were we to also have a boy someday, but not so neutral that it’s dull.  I was having a hard time finding what I had in mind until we went to Ljubljana, Slovenia back in February.  We had a drink before dinner in an artsy little pub/coffee shop and found a hand-painted watercolor calendar painted by a local Slovene artist.  Each month is represented by a colorful, slightly abstract animal.  Kev and I both fell in love with the illustrations and bought it (it was only $30!).  We plan on cutting out the animals and framing them and making a bit of a gallery wall of all twelve.

Ljubljana Nursery Inspiration

I’ve also fallen in love with this kelly green crib from Land of Nod (not so much the price tag, though).  I’m considering trying to paint a more affordable crib (like this one from Ikea), but I’m a little concerned about durability and making sure the paint is non-toxic for Baby Girl.

carousel-crib-kelly-greenWe still have a few projects to finish around the Little House before we’ll let ouselves officially start on the nursery (*cough* bathroom crown *cough*), but we’ll hopefully be finishing up those in the next few weeks so we can get busy on Baby Girl’s new digs!

Have you tried painting a crib before?  When did you start on your nursery?  Can you believe we’re STILL not 100% done with our bathroom reno (more on that soon)?!

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3 comments

  1. Amanda says:

    So happy for you guys! Little girls are wonderful 🙂 We never considered painting a crib, but I can suggest looking Walmart up and down. They have very reasonably priced options (Reagan’s crib was only $180 and meets/exceeds numerous safety and environmental standards). When we were looking they had a lot of fun colors!

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