My little girl turned 2 this summer and I know it might sound crazy to the average outsider, but as her mama I really feel like she's outgrowing her nursery a little. I never thought this time would come, it felt so far away when I was putting the room together, but she is definitely not a baby anymore. Here's a little "mood board" I made to work through the changes I'd like to implement over the next few months.
-Walls: Luckily, I went with a very neutral "white dove" paint on the pine tongue-and-groove walls. You can see it on the walls, here. It was a b$%ch to paint the wood so it'll stay as is, which is fine, I love the color, it feels very "happy."
-Bed: She'll be inheriting my old childhood antique pine bed. It'll need a new mattress and box springs and it's shorter than the standard bed-size so those will need to be custom made. Luckily, there's a bed-manufacturer locally that does custom sizes for around the same price as the standards.
-Bedding: I've already bought a navy and white striped sheet set, as well as a pea green brocade duvet for the foot of the bed. I'm going to use a white coverlet I already had for the main blanket to break up the two patterns. I've got my eye on a Magenta Beads bolster from Hable Construction for an accent, and I bought a bright pink sheet set to construct the bedskirt.
-Seating: I have a pair of cane chairs in my basement, one-of which is painted white and is partially recovered in a pea green fabric from my upholstery class days. I'll have to finish it up, but I still have the fabric and the hard part (the seat) is done so I've got a good head start. The chair definitely needs a fun pillow. Of course, I'm looking at something from Hable, either the Fuschia Rope or the Burma Flower. I also (already) have a white garden stool to set next to the chair, I think it came from T.J. Maxx or Marshalls.
-Storage: My plan is to find a nice (cheap) antique or vintage dresser and paint it navy, like the one shown here by: Abby Hendrickson. Not sure about the hardware yet, I think I have to wait and see what the dresser is like and how far apart the holes are. My mom is giving me her dollhouse-shaped bookcase. It's not the one shown but it's similar. I already have some of these storage bins from Land of Nod in the green/blue color-way but I think the bright pink will work nicely with her new things.
-Artwork: stay tuned for the artwork post later in the week. I'm still working on my picks.
Images not linked to above:
Green Brocade (example of what bedding looks like)
Green Chair (example)
White Garden Stool (example)
Navy/White Striped Fabric (example)