Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nursery Planning

The hub’s and I decided that we would jump head first into the nursery project in March, and since it’s right around the corner, I thought I’d share with you what our plans are for this little space.

As you may know, we’ve decided to transform Nathan’s office into Little Guy’s room.

This means that Nathan’s office will be transitioning into the guest bedroom making for a guest bedroom/office combo. (This wasn’t a big deal for us because we rarely have overnight guests, and when we do, we figure they might enjoy having a computer in their room – it’s a win-win for everyone!)

Some of our preliminary discussions about the nursery helped us narrow it down to the following ideas:

  • We want to paint the walls something neutral so that it keeps with the color palette of the rest of the house.
  • We want an eclectic feel to the room. Y’all know we’re all about some thrift stores and yard sales, so our hopes are to bring in some old and mix it with some new.
  • We don’t want to do anything “themey.” We want to stick with something that will grow with our little guy and not be too baby-ish in a few years.
Keeping our parameters in mind, we’ve actually narrowed in on a few things and even purchased some items for the room!


We went with this Graco Lauren 4-in-1 convertible crib in white, and we purchased it from the Walmart website because they had a crib+mattress combo sale going on for $175 (score!). We haven't assembled it yet, but everyone on their website seemed to love it.

Dresser/Changing Table
Nathan and I swiped this antique dresser at a yard sale last fall, and we're hoping it makes for the perfect place to store baby boy's clothes, diaper paraphernalia and change his little bum on top. :) The guy at the yard sale had this priced at $75, but since we came at the very end, he offered it to us for $45 (we love a good deal!). 

It's got some great lines to it...

These cool rustic casters on the bottom...

And dovetail drawers to boot!

Nathan was very adamant about not painting it, and now that we know our little one is a boy, I'm fine with that too. I think it'll add some nice masculinity to the room. :)

Paint Color
We haven't narrowed it down to a specific yet, but we're thinking something in the gray family. My favorite so far is this Smoke Embers by Benjamin Moore.


Since baby boy's room will be looking quite bland with gray walls, we're hoping to bring in some nice color using fabric and decorations. The inspiration for the colors we want to use came from this fabric we bought for the room - it's called 2D Zoo in Pool Blue by Alexander Henry:

We plan to use this to make our DIY crib skirt, and then use other coordinating fabrics for the bumper, curtains, and a reversible changing pad cover. We also have a nice lime green rug that will go in baby boy's room to bring a much-needed, fun splash of color!

So there you have it - those are our plans. Now we just have to do some furniture switches and buy our paint and we'll be well on our way! 


  1. I LOVE the fabric!! His room is going to be so cute. :) Can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

  2. I love your nursery plans - especially the fabric! It's going to be such a cute room for your little guy!!

  3. I can't wait to see how it all turns out! I love the fabric print!

  4. Can't wait to see it all come together! The color, smoke embers, was in BH&G this month on a room. It's such a pretty neutral that will go with everything.

  5. How fun! I had to swing over and see what your plans are - what are the odds that we both went for white crib, wood dresser and navy blue? Love it! And I think both nurseries will be FABULOUS and different, too.


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