I didn’t intend for Baby Brownie’s nursery to be so feminine, really, I swear.
But somehow, it’s impossible to have a baby girl without receiving tons of pink stuff. And after all the showers had been thrown, I actually really liked the pink stuff.
This 100-square foot room has come a long way since we first moved in. We removed the stained carpet, put in a hardwood floor lifted from another room, repainted the beadboard and painted the walls a buttery Provencal yellow.
The crib and dresser were gifts from Chris’ mother, who is incredibly excited to be having her first grandchild, and a girl to boot! The lovely pink blanket with the rosettes is from my sister-in-law Heidi.
I found the old rocker on Craigslist and recovered the seat cushions with some clearance fabric from IKEA. The telephone cushion was on clearance for $5 at Homegoods. Curtains are from IKEA’s children’s department, side table is a $7.99 LACK. The soft lambskin was a surprise gift in the mail from my aunt who lives in New Zealand. Such a beautiful and unique gift! Whenever I walk past it, I seriously want to throw myself on the floor and roll around on it like a puppy.
Because earthquakes are a concern in Southern California, I haven’t been able to put any framed art above the crib and dresser. My temporary solution was to tape these shower decorations to the wall.
The oh baby bunting and sweet sugar n’ spice sign (mounted on foam board) were made by Chris’ cousin Malinda.
The one thing we haven’t yet done is to put doors on the closet. I might just hang a curtain from a tension rod to hide the clutter. But I also really enjoy looking at all of Baby Brownie’s cute little clothes. For now. I’m sure that as clutter builds up I’m going to want to hang that curtain to hide it! Any suggestions for cheap but cute curtains for the closet? And I still want to get some more lightweight wall art for above the crib.
But it’s basically ready for its future little inhabitant! Though hopefully Baby Brownie will stay in the oven for another couple of weeks, as we still have a lot of work to do on the other parts of the house!
Check out the updated nursery tour here!