"The green room" has been home to our friend who needed a place to crash between college graduation and starting his first job, then it was Dan's office and since November, we've been transforming it into a baby-friendly room.
|Make way for the crib.|
|Bye bye college-esk tapestry.|
I have a slight obsession with looking at pretty, fancy things - gardens in Martha Stewart LIVING, shoes on Piperlime.com, you get it. As my wardrobe turned into elastic-waist everything, I shifted from paging through Anthropologie catalogs to searching baby sites and catalogs. I was drawn to bright, nature/owl-inspired items:
|Chalk-tree idea from Serenaandlily.com|
|Embracing the "bright" - from weedecor.com|
We started with this bright green color, touched up the trim and added all of the necessary "baby stuff." This room is hand-me-down central - but can you really tell? The crib, dresser, bedding, glider, bassinet, monitor, boppy (and so much more) were given or sold to us from friends and coworkers.
Everything "clicked" when I bought this bedding from my coworker in Alabama. Try finding a gender-neutral set that isn't out-of-this-world expensive and/or cheesy - it's not easy! Everything else just fell into place.
|Love this bedding!|
We rent - so the last thing I want to do when we move is paint. Chalk + artist-husband = chalk-tree.
|Work in progress.|
|These handy cubes saved our lack of storage issues.|
|Need to do a few touch-ups here - all and all - I love this room!|
I think I've started to "nest." Throughout the day, I'll feel the need to just "be" in this room. Sometimes I'll refold little onesies or retie the bumpers or rearrange something - but most of the time, I just sit in the glider and think about how different our lives will be in less than an month.