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Nursery plans

3 Nov

You’d think that because we’re going to find out the gender of our baby (on November 27!!!), I’d want to decorate the nursery gender-specific. (At least I thought I would.) But I don’t. I’m not into princesses or jungle animals. I could do elephants, whales or birds I guess. But really, I’d just prefer a simple, clean design similar to this:

LOVE the combination of yellow and gray. I want to do a more pastel yellow than such a “banana” yellow (which is what they call it) but I just love that room. I don’t love Carousel Design‘s prices though. A lovely crib skirt would run me about $125. At first, I thought that was worth it to get what I wanted (because I have not been able to find this kind of fabric or design anywhere else, and believe me, I’ve looked!). But then, I discovered that they sell the fabric for only $7.50 a yard. I can totally make my own crib skirt and curtains for that price! Here’s the fabric:

We’re going to paint the walls a light pastel yellow similar to this color (we haven’t fully decided yet):

We’re also going to use yellow sheets in the crib (which are also harder to find than you would expect!).

This is my vision for the glider:

(Mostly just the color, not really the style.) My parents said that they would buy us a glider as their baby gift to us! So I’m extremely excited about that. (Otherwise, I was going to buy a cheaper one from Walmart.) My parents are so generous.

The furniture isn’t going to be as coordinated. We’re getting a white crib and white changing station, but we’re using an oak-colored dresser that we already have (and it’s too nice to paint over) and a dark cherry-colored bookshelf (that I may or may not paint white). We don’t want to get rid of the furniture we currently have (since we’ll want it when we move) but we also have nowhere to store it. So I’ll just make do until we move to Minnesota (and get a bigger house). The closet doors in the nursery are also an oak color so at least it somewhat matches.

Once we get all of the big pieces situated, I’ll start thinking more specifically about what to hang on the walls. I might opt to make some of those more gender-specific. We’ll see. My parents are coming out here next weekend so let the (fun) nursery preparations begin!