The makings of Bee’s Nursery
Boy has life been hectic for me lately. So much going on! I’ve been trying to figure out the perfect schedule for the kids as I prepare to transition back into work. I’ve also spent quite a bit of time completing projects around the house. For those of you unaware, I purchased a home right before I had Bee. With her birth and adjusting to life with two kids, I haven’t had much time at all to design and decorate my house.
I’ve slowly but surely started putting things together room by room and I am happy to announce Bee’s nursery is practically complete. Of course there are still some design touches that I would like to add, but for the most part, I am so excited with how it turned out. So much so, I wanted to share the design and semi-final product with you guys!
The Blank Canvas
Trying to move and get things organized in the last two weeks before you are scheduled to have a baby is definitely an overwhelming task. I’m sure that is probably what jump started my labor. I don’t know what it means to ‘relax’ or let other people take control of things. There was so much I wanted to get done before bee made her arrival.
One thing I was sure to do the week before I had Bee was get the interior of the house painted and all of the carpets replaced. I figured if I had that completed, I would have less work to do myself and the paint fumes would have time to air out prior to the kids and I moving in. I am so thankful for that decision because I’m sure if I had to do it myself, it would still be white walls everywhere. Luckily I found a great painter that was willing to not only paint the entire house for a great price, but also paint accent walls in certain rooms.
Beyond grateful for him!
Next was deciding the color scheme. I spent a lot of time on pinterest, as most moms do, trying to figure out the perfect color palette for her nursery. I wanted it girly but not too girly with a hint of elegance. The final decision was made and a blush pink and gold color scheme was chosen. Once I had the color down, I was able to start shopping for decor. This was the fun part! I am the biggest bargain shopper so much of her accessories came from TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross and Home Goods! I swear I must have visited every location within a 80 mile radius of me.
The only things that I purchased outside of the stores aforementioned were her convertible crib (which I got at walmart for like $80 on sale), 4-cube organizer, chaise, wall decals and her curtains.
Piecing it All Together
Now, Bee’s room is not large so I wanted to be sure that her nursery was functional for what we would use it for. As many of you know from a previous blog, I do cosleep. As such, I knew for now her nursery would be used for story time, daytime naps and to store her toys and belongings. Therefore, I made sure that I utilized the space to highlight those aspects. I also wanted to ensure that her nursery was a place of happiness and inspiration for years to come. As such, any art I found promoted those ideals and any pictures that I added to her room also depicted happy moments.
I am a strong believer in Auras and vibes.
Once I had my layout down, I started decorating. It was so much fun putting her nursery together and being able to utilize my girly side for once. I put all of her furniture together first (I pride myself on how well I can follow directions on DIY items) and then moved them into her room. I will admit I hit a snag trying to move her crib into her room since the doorway was too narrow. Probably would have been smarter to put it together in there but hey, after a little extra work, I made it happen. Once her furniture was assembled I hung her blinds, curtains and wall decals. From there it was simply ‘fill in the blanks’ with the remaining art, books and accessories.
- Convertible Crib – $80 on sale from walmart
- 4 Cube Organizer – $45 from Walmart
- Heart Wall Decals – $10 from Bobee on Amazon
- Kivik Chaise – $250 from IKEA
- Pink and Gold Lamp – $29.99 from Ross
- Pillows – Home Goods (prices vary)
- Art work – Home Goods / Marshalls / TJ Maxx
- Pink & Gold Sparkle Sequin Garland Curtain with Lace – $80 from ohMYcharley on Etsy
- Toy Chest – Donation
- Picture frames – Dollar Tree
One room down and it feels like so many more to go, but I take it in stride. It took a lot to get here but my babies have their own rooms now and that means more to me than anything else. I’m sure as she ages her taste will change and her room will as well to reflect that. But for the moment, while mommy still has control, she’ll enjoy this little piece of heaven I created all for her.
Be sure to stay tuned as I will continue to update with the progress throughout the house and even in the backyard.
We’re just getting started!