Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nursery Plannin'

We've started setting up the nursery! Well, shopping for the nursery :)

I was trying to hold out and hoping we'd be in the new house, but considering Baby Girl will be here in 7 weeks, I've decided to just set it up in our current house. I couldn't wait any longer to start organizing all her clothes and feel relaxed and prepared. (To quote my husband: I'm in "full hufflepuff nesting mode". ha ha).

It's been really fun to plan and think about how I want the room setup. Its so neat to think about making a room that's functional but also girly and sweet and cute!

My design plan is to go with soft pinks and natural colors, white furniture, and of course classic Winnie-the-Pooh as my general theme.  (It's actually very surreal to actually think about having a little baby as part of our household and occupying that room. Its been our storage/guest bedroom/secret hoarder room for so long. Now it's about to be "my daughter's room". Feels weird to even say. I'm feelin the butterflies!)

I've been scouring pinterest and finding some great ideas (of course)! Like this changing table setup:

I love the storage the cubbies give! And ikea furniture is very affordable. Brilliant! I found these knobs on Amazon which I think would look darling on it, or any other dresser we end up choosing.

Check out the bright and fun nursery here:

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Love the rug! Love the elephant wicker basket! And I love the brightly colored dog on the bookshelf.

How awesome is this closet?

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Organized and cute!

And check out this nursery - love the pale colors, splashes of pink. And the chandelier!

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There are so many darling styles and fun setups to do!

After we get the furniture picked out and setup I'll have to figure out what sort of wall art I want around the room. Lots of ideas!

Besides the letter/name art which I've been seeing a lot of, I love the hanging mobile younghouselove did above their changing table. And I love the idea of framed poems or book art or quotes on the wall too.

Our crib arrived the other day. We went with the Bentley 4-in-1 crib which goes from crib, to toddler bed, to youth bed, to a full size headboard. A sort of grow-with-them, hope-you-don't-have-to-spend-anymore-money-cause kids-are-expensive-little-suckers approach. We'll see how we end up liking it.

Now we plan to hit Ikea and figure out a changing table setup and pick up a bookcase. (Its hard to really know exactly what to buy - because we're not sure of the dimensions of the nursery in the new house, so we can't get anything too big or too layout specific.) But after we get the furniture in, then the fun can begin! Decorating and styling and art making and organizing and sorting all the tiny little outfits and blankets and toys. I can't wait!

PS - How is my progress coming on Project-Organize-Before-Baby ? Pretty darn good! Pics soon too.

Quick update:

1. Purging old art supplies I haven't used, won't use. 80% done! Still have to go through painting supplies, but pens, misc scrapbook papers, pencils, art pads have all been purged. (Most obscure item I found - a 10 year old bottle of calligraphy ink that was completely dried up. Nice. Glad I hung on to that.) Results were one big box to goodwill and a big bag in the garbage. Can I get a WOOWOO?!

2. Organizing supplies into an easier to find/use system (who knows when I'll have time to paint after the baby. Need to make it as convenient as possible for when I do have time)
About 90% done here....WOO WOO. I didn't want to spend any money on new supplies (again, the same ol' frigging song about 'waiting for the new house and seeing how things will fit in there') but after some of the purging I was better able to combine some supplies.

3. Sort thru old photos, and organize them a little better than the mish-mash of shoeboxes I've got going on right now. Um, there's been no sorting. They are still mish-mash.

4. Cull and organize my photo file folders on my home computer and work computer. ha ha.

5. Back up photos to hard drive. Not even started. Sigh.

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