IT’S NOT DONE YET! Yep. There’s nothing quite like starting off a new year, the time when people are rip roaring and ready to go, with a blog post about an unfinished project! But, hey, I like to think outside the box in all aspects of life, not just in my home. I know shouldn’t be too hard on myself, though, because I’ve made a ton of progress in the new nursery.
This is not, however, my official “before” and “after” post. Since it’s the first Monday of 2016 and the entire country is back at their desks, I figured posting a few detail shots of what’s finished would make me feel like a functioning adult human despite the fact that I actually feel like a heartburn-riddled Humpty Dumpty with this gestating infant human punching me in the pelvic bone all day. I also figured that since I posted about the nursery I did for my now two-year old son at least three dozen times before it was done, I owed this baby, despite all the cheap shots to my hip bone, a post or two. Mom guilt. It’s a bitch.
Here are a few details. The theme is airy, colorful and tropical. There are lots of pineapples.
These colorful triangle wall decals from The Lovely Wall were one of the first things I purchased for the nursery. We don’t know the gender of the baby, so, rather than sticking with grey, yellow or green like many parents decorating gender neutral spaces, I go with rainbow colors.
I also included a smattering of black and white details in the space to tie things together. My mom made me a roman shade out of black and white pineapple fabric designed by Little Smilemakers via Spoonflower. I’ll do a detailed post on the shade because there is a cool blackout element, a must for a nursery, at play here. I’m obsessed with the green pompom fringe she sewed along the bottom.
For another simple taste of the tropics I framed large faux palm leaves from Michael’s craft store in floating black Target photo frames. And there are more pineapples, which currently sit on the floor next to the door. I’ll move them soon enough.
There is a new mini lamp from Target, which is also sitting on the floor right now. I plan to sit this lamp on top of the changing table, which has yet to make an appearance in this room. I’m moving the yellow changing table from my toddler’s room into this space as soon as my toddler’s new dresser arrives from Pottery Barn Kids. I couldn’t bring myself to move it before I had something in his room to replace it. Again, that mom guilt is fierce.
Finally, I’ve been styling and restyling custom book ledges my carpenter built for me. These are similar to the rainbow ledges I made for my toddler’s room, but I contracted the work out this time because my workspace and my patience wouldn’t have allowed me to easily make shelves as large as I wanted for this room. My son was kind enough to let the new baby have a few of the books from his massive collection.
That’s all you’re getting from this tired preggo today. I hope you’re all starting off 2016 on very productive, healthy and happy feet! Happy New Year!