February 26, 2013

The Nursery - part 1

When Baden was a baby this is what his nursery looked like.  You can see more of it HERE.  Now that  a girl is on the way I have some big plans to revamp the room.  



While it won't be done for a couple of months, I thought I'd share all the plans in my head for fun.  There's a lot of work ahead because frankly, the room looks like this right now.  Ugh.


When we bought a king bed for our room last year and I figured we wouldn't be able to have more children, we moved our old queen into the room to make it a guest room.  However, we don't have a lot of guests and it became the room where I did laundry and ironing.  So, the bed has to go and the crib gets to come back.
The first thing to change is the wall color.  I'm going to paint it a color that I don't have in any room of the house......wait for it.....wait for it....WHITE!  Crazy, huh?  I want it to feel really fresh and bright.  It'll probably be something like Swiss Coffee from Behr.  Since the current carpet is now darker than it was before, the dark brown walls are just too much.
I purchased this fabric at JoAnn's a while ago.  I am in love with it.  It has all these bright girly, citrus colors in it.


Ideally, I'd like to take the doors off this closet and have it look pretty.  I'm seeing more shelving and some cute bins.


I found these bins at Target when we were in California.  I'm sure they probably had them at my Target back home, but that was a chance I couldn't take.  We squeezed them in our car on our trip because I was in love.  I'm glad my husband gets me - even though he probably thinks I'm crazy.


The crib will go on this wall with hot air balloons and clouds above it.  You'll get to see some of those on Thursday.  I don't want to spoil all the details.


The shelf will be removed and I'll hang a group of things above the dresser - a different shelf I already have, some quotes, and pictures etc.


I love this wall I found on pinterest for inspiration.


 This chair will get recovered (which it already has been once).  Not sure on the color yet.


And that's the plan.  I'm leaving out some details so there's more fun to share later.  I can't wait to get started, but I still have more work in our bathroom to finish up.  We are finally showering and functioning in there again which is awesome.  However, there's a lot of painting, sanding, and woodwork to finish it off with.

Thanks for dropping by.

23 comments:

  1. I have the EXACT same crib and dresser for my little one! I've honestly never seen it in a store or anywhere else. It was given to us and I love it!

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  2. I love the fabric and colors you have picked out, they are gorgeous! You can't go wrong with Swiss Coffee - we have used it several times and it is a great color :) Can't wait to see the nursery all finished.

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  3. Hi Cheri, I can't wait to see how you put the room together. I love your cot and I think that with the colours and white walls you are going to achieve a bright and fresh room for your little lady. Good luck with the bathroom, for such a small room they seem to take alot of time :(

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  4. Such great details so far! LOVE the fabric you picked! We changed our baby boy nursery to one for a girl as well but kept the same wall color (blue).. I'm still obsessed with how it turned out! http://emskyrooney.blogspot.com/2012/07/baby-sister-nursery-finito.html

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  5. Wow! It feels real now. I can't wait until you have the nursery complete and have that sweet baby girl in your arms.
    I noticed in the closet pic that Bade's old helmet is there. It made me smile. :)
    Loves to you all.
    Aunt W

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  6. I love the colors you picked out!! I cant wait to see more! I think I see some girls clothes hanging in that closet...have you been shopping? =)

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  7. I love the fabric and how well it goes with the bins. Great colors. Can't wait to see how this room transforms.

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  8. I'm sure I'm more excited then I should be that you are sharing your nursery ideas as we are done with babies. I can't wait!

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  9. The bright colors you have picked look great! I love that your painting the room white too! Also, my boys have the same crib and dresser but in cherry wood, not white! It's a great set!

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  10. Cute!! I can't wait to see how everything turns out. I love your creative mind. I wish I could put things together like you do!

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  11. I can hardly wait to see what you'll do! We took our white with a train border boy nursery and changed it to a plain silvery grey wall for our girl. Then I went nuts with the owl stuff.

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  12. I can't wait to see how the nursery turns out! What a fun color scheme!

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  13. I am loving your ideas and LOVE the bins you bought in California. They are fantastic. Can't wait to see the hot air balloons!

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  14. So excited for you -- we're done with wee ones around here and as I pack up some of the girls' little things, I am overwhelmed by the desire to forward them to people who are having more little girls :) Love the colors you have chosen.. they're super fun!

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  15. I bought the same bin you got in CA..the top one...but with yellow and green trim...I loved it on first sight and brought it home...without a clear idea of why I actually needed it. My son keeps trying to use it to carry toys up and down the stairs, but I keep stealing it back and sticking it in my craft room. To be determined.

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  16. Can't wait to see it! I actually love the brown walls, but I can see why you want to lighten the room up.

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  17. Holy moly! I cannot wait to see what you come up with. That fabric and those bins are incredible!

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  18. The colors are awesome! I have been in love with those bins at Target too!

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  19. I can't wait to see the transformation!

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  20. I know it will beautiful! Cheri, I have to share one of the best rooms I have ever done with you, it was for my niece. Check it out, there are 3 parts so be sure to look at all of them so you can see the fabric elephant that I starched to the wall. http://ms-smartie-pants.blogspot.com/2012/01/baby-nursery-part-3.html

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  21. The nursery is going to be beautiful, I can't wait to see it!

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  22. Loving the bright citrus colors! Can't wait to see how it all comes together :)

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