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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nursery Time!

It seems like only yesterday that I was putting together C's nursery in our old apartment. Well, now that I'm over the half way mark, its time to get started on this little girl's nursery! Don't get me wrong, doing C's nursery was fun, but I'm secretly ridiculously excited to put together a girly room. I've been pinning lots of ideas based on a great theme idea J had and things are coming together nicely!

Once we paint walls, I'll paint the tree mural. Then come the birdhouses and other decorations. We chose a light pink for the walls and a light green for the tree. I know the whole pink and green thing is pretty over done at this point, but I love it and think it will seriously brighten this small room.

One of the bigger projects on the list is painting a dresser we picked up from friends at a yard sale. It was $15 and freaking adorable. We bought it with plans to strip and stain it to match the walnut nursery furniture, but finding out its from the 1940's/1950's means a high chance of lead paint. Etching primer and paint it is! I'm thinking white with some light colored accents, but I'm not sure just yet.

This is totally the second time Mom in me coming out, but we are forgoing a bedding set this time. We loved C's bedding set, but truth be told we only used the sheet and the bumper for about 18 months. He's only recently started using his blanket (and dragging it around the house with him). This time we're going with pink breathable bumpers and coordinating crib sheets. Done and done. I plan to make a crib sized quilt for her as well - ya know, whenever I finish my nephew's and C's.

The bird houses were easier to find than I thought they would be. Michael's had them for $5 and under. Coupled with a 25% off purchase coupon and it will be a pretty inexpensive project! The paints are more muted, pastel colors to match the walls and mural. Another thing I found at Michael's that honestly stopped me in my tracks was this beautiful 11" x 14" laser cut wood frame. Its going to go above the crib with the first letter of her name in it. Which is....V!

Have I piqued your curiosity yet? We're going to make her name "public" soon. :-) In the meantime, we're moving furniture, painting, and reorganizing all of our baby stuff. Thanks to some incredibly generous friends, we have lots and lots of baby girl stuff to sort through! Thanks, ladies! Its funny, when we all used to get together it was just to hang out, drink, play a few board games, go we trade baby stuff. How times change. ;-)


  1. Hey Jen,

    Looks like the nursery is coming along beautifully! Congratulations on the baby. :) I love your blog.

    Mary Diehl

    1. Aww, thank you Mary! I hope you're doing well!

  2. Hey Jen...
    If you're interested, you can check if the dresser has lead paint using these:

    Then if they don't, you can still sand and do the stain!

    -Jillybean (sorry it's posting as anonymous...I have no idea how to comment on blogs)