Monday, July 18, 2011

The Nursery

After much debate (I wanted a madras plaid look/he wanted a football sailboat motif) we have decided on our baby boy's bedding.

We decided to go with the "Jackson" bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. It is freakin' adorable in person.

I get a little bit of preppy and the husband gets a little bit of the nautical theme that he wanted so badly. We actually put this on a small PBKids registry that we started, but I'm not sure if I can wait that long and may bite the bullet and just buy it.

While we were at the store, we picked up an adorable navy blue/white polka dot crib sheet that looks amazing with the rest of the bedding. We'll probably swap out the whale sheets with the polka dot sheets pretty frequently simply because they look adorable together.

Of course, we have champagne taste on a beer budget, so we had to forgo the PBKids crib. Instead, we're going to go with a solid, sturdy Graco crib that got a wonderful rating in the baby bargains book. We went with white so that we can use it with any/all future children and because it's easier to match white furniture.

We also picked the paint for the walls and the husband is picking it up at Home Depot as we speak. It's by Glidden and it's called Arctic Stone. It's actually a slate gray color, but I didn't want a traditional baby blue. We want to keep the wall solid with the exception of perhaps some horizontal or vertical stripes on the crib wall. I think we'll wing that...

As for the rest of the furniture-- I wanted something solid wood and sturdy. Nowadays, unless you have a trillion dollars you aren't going to find solid wood under 500 dollars. So, off to the yard sales we went and my mother and I found two solid wood dressers that were in pretty good condition for about 25 bucks each. A little sanding, wood putty and a fresh coat of white paint made them look perfect. We're going to use the smaller one as a changing table and the larger dresser for his clothes. I'll be sure to post pictures when they are finished.

Lastly, I'm working on hand painting seven (yes, his name is 7 letters long- we wanted something substantial and with at least 2 syllables to fit with our 3 letter last name) 12x12 blocks for his name to put over the crib. I'm using navy, blue, sage green and white for that project. I'll post a tutorial and pictures when I'm finished with that. You may be waiting a week or two though.. it's a tedious job.. but I wanted to do something that was at least a little crafty in the little guys room.


hotpants™ said...

One of my friends is decorating her nursery in the same. So cute!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Excited to see it all finished! Sounds like it'll be super cute!

Laura said...

We did the pottery barn linens for our little one's nursery. They wash very well and held up for the 3 years until she moved into a big girl bed. I love pbk but you are right about the cost, so expensive! :) Love the cute nautical boy stuff!

BrooklynGirl said...

I am so lazy.

Cajun Cowgirl said...

Just adorable!
Nautical is so classic.

Looking forward to letters tutorial too!

Ashley said...

The nautical look is adorable. I love that collection. So cute. Saving money on the crib and getting the good sheets is a great idea. Getting an expensive crib with cheap sheets from a local store wouldn't do the crib justice and I actually love the crib you picked! Paired with those sheets it's just perfect!

brandilicious said...

Love your theme! PBK has some great stuff. Also, can't wait to see your crafty letters.

Buying furniture is so freakin' expensive. Love that you found some at yard sales. I have friends who bought brand new furniture for both kids and I'm shocked at how much their rooms cost (and not to mention the rooms look so cold and out of a showroom - not like how kids rooms should be). Hope you post pics of the dressers!

Melissa said...

OMG so cute! I love the bedding! I did wall letters too, but I ordered them because if I did them myself they would have looked awful. I wish I was talented enough to do them myself! I can't wait to see everything come together!

Dancy said...

You should totally get him little shorts with the embroidered whales to go with this too. I love it! :)

Shaina said...

I absolutely freaking LOVE THIS!!! It is going to look so adorable. Can't wait to see the nursery all put together!!!

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