Friday, March 15, 2013

Nursery prep & planning

Last month Jon and I were up in Chicago and baby Hart got showered with so many gifts from family! We got two gorgeous frames and I remember thinking, I hope it is a boy because this would be perfect nursery inspiration. And what do ya know?

The past couple of weeks we have been gathering ideas from Pinterest, researching baby products, ordering fabrics, and trying to decide on paint so we can get started on the nursery. We actually have all of his furniture already set up so now the fun part starts. We chose a crib early on and it went on sale with free shipping when we were only 13 weeks pregnant so we went ahead and bought it. We are using my old baby dresser in one corner of the room and a $35 thrift store dresser that I re did for storage and a changing table. My grandparents gifted us a beautiful wooden rocking chair and I don't envision us needing any more big pieces.

So enough talk, time for some pictures...

Our white Jenny Lind Crib

Changing table/dresser

Antique rocking chair

We will be using the same basinett my niece Embry slept in and it will be in our room when he is first born. We're keeping it upstairs for now and it is serving as a home for his stuffed animals and lovies.

We are painting the room a very light gray, can't remember what it is called but hoping to have that done soon. Instead of buying pre-made blankets, curtains, etc., we ordered 2 different fabrics to use in the room and we are having items made.

Gray geometric/Whale watching sky

The gray geometric fabric will be made into curtains, an ottoman, and a rocking chair pad. The whale watching sky fabric will be for the more "baby-ish" things... crib skirt, blanket/comforter for the crib, and changing table cover. We wanted him to be able to grow into the room and we could even use the room with the gray geometric for a baby girl someday.

Accents will be yellow and blue (the two inspiration frames pictured below). If you squint you can see a little glass whale sitting on top of the You Are My Sunshine frame. Back in September, I was visiting my sister before her daughter was born and we were thrifting in Dallas. I found that little guy, hand made out of clay, and just had to have him...no idea why...and now I know!


The two prints on the right will be for the gallery wall above his changing table, which I am slowly collecting things for. Both prints are from Livy Love Designs and I couldn't be more excited to hang them in our son's room!

I'd never purchased/received a print from a designer so I was curious as to how they would turn out. I've always taken advantage of free printables found on Pinterest but after getting a "real" one from LivyLove, not sure if I can go back. The quality is phenomenal, you'd never know she prints them from her own home! Not only are her prints high quality, they are some of the cutest I've seen around. Diana of LivyLove, hand designs each print and is constantly adding new ones to her shop. It was incredibly hard for me to choose, I think I could have basically had a whole wall of LivyLove prints! 

I knew I had to have this precious Dr. Seuss quote printable (and each print can be  color customized)
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I am so glad we are getting a head start on his nursery since I am full of energy right now and it's not blazing hot outside. It's only a matter of months (probably weeks) until we hit the 100 degree weather which, let's face it, causes us all to be a little unproductive. I can't wait to see his nursery all put together and am looking forward to sharing the progress with you guys along the way.

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23 comments:

Kelly-Belly said...

My baby has the same crib, but it is wooden...I should probably paint it white. : ) Have a good weekend.

xoxo
Kelly

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

Can't wait to see it all put together!!!!! Looks so good!!!!!

Brooke Houston said...

It's turning out so to be quite cute!!! I love the frames that you got the inspiration from. Can't believe you already have the whole scheme ready! You're so organized.

Heather Leigh said...

Aww I love it all! I can't wait to move so that our daughter will finally have her nursery!!

Carolyn said...

OH MY GOODNESS! :) It's going to be SO CUTE!!!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Everything looks so great!

Krista said...

Wow I love those fabrics! Can't wait to see out it all comes together. The little whales are adorable!

I remember decorating L's nursery, such a fun and exciting time :)

Have a great weekend Ruthie! Hope the sick stomach stays at bay :)

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

oh Ruthie, those fabrics are just beyond perfect. I just love that you already had the little whale and it's being incorporated! Can't wait to watch his room transform!

Julie Keller said...

Oh my goodness Ruthie! You're going to hit 100 degrees soon, we're only at 14F, or lower. Yuck, can I trade you weather? Obviously your sons room is the most adorable thing ever, and I love the idea of being able to make it (almost) gender neutral. All you need to do is get different fabric for a girl and you're done. Can't wait to see photos of it all put together. I'm off to check out Livy Love prints, thanks for the discount code!

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

I can't wait to see the final product! It looks like it is going to be such a wonderful space! Cozy and inviting!!

Kelsey Eaton said...

I love that color scheme! Also love your new blog design!

Whitney Harness said...

love the Jenny Lind crib! Where did you find it?

Amanda said...

Absolutely perfect! I can't wait to see the final product IN PERSON!!!

eclaireblog said...

SO excited for you! It will be SO cute!!

Holly said...
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Holly said...

Ruthie, I love the colors you chose! It's going to look sooo cute! Are you going to sew the fabric yourself? I wish I was as organized as you! Can't wait to see it all put together!

Meg O. said...

Love it all! Can't wait to see it all together!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I didn't buy a thing or do a thing when I was pregnant until I was 8 months pregnant. I was so superstitious. We did the nursery and bought a crib and dresser. When I had him I literally had bought zero clothes. I had a baby shower with Duhs family at Christmas and got a few things and that was it. Ian was a month early and my shower was the week after he was born. I was so superstitious about it all which really was fear. It's so sweet how you both are getting ready for this. Probably a good thing before you become uncomfortable and all you want to do is rest.

Laura Darling said...

The nursery is going to be amazing! I love the color scheme!

Katie {katie lately} said...

Did you know Bennett's room is whale themed? Love it our boys are matchy! I also am dying to know your little man's name!

The Hudack Family said...

I can't wait to see it all put together. I love the dresser also, where did it come from?

Betsy Lynn said...

Love your ideas! Can't wait to see it all put together!!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

this is beautiful! our nursery has given me such a headache. i wish it was easy for me! LOVE your ideas and cant wait to see it all come together!

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