Hey there and welcome! I’m in the process of turning the spare room into a nursery room for our little girl. If you are following along, thank you! The nursery room progress is being documented as if this were a project for the One Room Challenge- which I usually participate in, but won’t be this time due to conflicting schedules, you know, such as delivering a baby.
For Moodboard Monday last week, the Nursery Moodboard was shared with you so you could see my vision for the nursery. The foundation pieces are being kept gender-neutral, while the decor and accessories will bring a feminine touch to the space.
Week 1’s Goals
The goal for week 1 was to plan the room layout, prep the walls, and get them painted. After some initial setbacks, I’m happy to say that those tasks were all accomplished- with some help. I let my preschooler chip in and get familiar with how a paint roller works. While it was a dangerous adventure that could have been disastrous, it turned into a great memory. He actually did really well with a paint roller, kept most of the paint on the walls, and was so proud to help paint the baby’s room. The paint colour is Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue, HC-144.
Hand Sketches Of The Nursery
Drawing plans out on paper help to get it out of your head and make it shareable with other people. Or even to give yourself a better look at the ideas swirling in your mind. The drawings can be rough and nothing fancy, but they can be so helpful. Here are some of my quick sketches for the room layouts and decor ideas.
On the entry wall
The plan is to use a low dresser with a Keekaroo Peanut changing pad on top. There will be a set of diy rainbow paintings hung over top, along with storage cubbies. Possibly a dreamcatcher. I make dreamcatchers as a hobby and have one in each of our bedrooms. You can see some of my dreamcatcher designs on my instagram.
On the crib wall
The plan is to do a floral wall decor piece. At this point, it’s undecided whether it’ll be done with a 3D wall art or to do decals. Either way, they will need to be very secure as falling items is a big safety risk over a crib. Anything you put over a crib needs to be well-secured so it will not fall down on your baby.
A rocking chair and an end table with the rainbow lamp will be tucked into the corner by the crib for late-night feedings. Has anyone put a mini-fridge in their nursery for Mom’s feeding snacks and water? It could double as an end table. I feel this could be considered a staple item, like the crib *wink wink.
On the closet wall
There’s enough room for the tall chest of drawers, as well as the second matching end table. On top of the dresser, I’d like to do a bouquet of faux flowers along with some trinkets like a piggy bank and baby’s initial. by the way, the A is not a hint at the baby’s name. The lower end table allows for some longer wall art to be hung. Perhaps the dreamcatcher here, a macrame hanger, or possibly a trio of art prints. Inside the closet is a clothing organizer, and a short bookcase/shelving unit. With my son’s nursery, we used the shelves to store extra diapers and wipes out of sight.
Week 2’s Goals
The goal for this week is to get the crib set up and the furniture into place. The crib arrived after a few shipping setbacks and we are eager to put it together. Organizers for the dressers need to be picked up so as clothing and supplies come in, they can be put away properly. The curtains need to get hung up and the diy art projects need to be started on. The diy projects will take the longest. Especially since I’m undecided on the focal piece: the floral wall art.
Thanks for tuning in and seeing the nursery room progress so far! Let me know in the comments what you think and if you would have included a mini-fridge. Or what other items you deemed necessary in your baby’s room.