09 August 2011

Nursery Inspiration

We began painting the nursery a few weeks ago and haven't managed to finish. I would seriously rather watch paint dry than actually paint. It's so tedious! I wanted to keep the color palette calming and not use any bright colors just because of personal taste. I thought about keeping it pretty gender neutral before I found out we're having a girl but once I knew I changed my mind and thought purple and gray would make an elegant and feminine choice. I'm not too thrilled with the paint color I chose but there is no changing my mind now. I went with a gray paint but once I put it on the wall it looked much darker and seemed somewhat blue. I have yet to choose fabrics and accents (or even get a crib!) so right now things look pretty bleak. I'm sure once it's all put together though it will be great.We have an itty bitty home and her room won't be nearly as fabulous as my inspiration but I will try my best... once I get off my butt! For the first few months she will definitely sleep in our room in a bassinet because I will admit I am going to be so cautious and paranoid and check on her constantly. I know it's not healthy but I tend to let my mind wander into scenarios that make me anxious and can turn me into a crackpot. I'm sure every mom or mom to be can relate to that feeling!

I love these white, whimsical tree decals. This second one made me a little teary eyed. It's so sweet and reminded me of our love for baby girl. I love the heart in the nest! <3

8 Thoughts :

Shannon August 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

aaaah - we are so much alike.

I've attached a link to my nursery: http://theshannonjig.blogspot.com/2011/08/sneak-preview-nursery.html

We went with dark gray walls and until we started putting in all the furniture and fabric (and white DECAL), I thought it looked too dark and masculine. Now I'm so glad I went with the color.

Gina August 9, 2011 at 9:34 PM  

I love the inspiration pics and I bet it will be adorable!

Katie August 10, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

I absolutely loves those colors together! It will be so luxurious and elegant for your little girl!

Allison August 11, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

I loveeee the purple and gray, beautiful! And I can't wait to meet the little bundle of joy :)

Unknown August 11, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

Beautiful ideas. I love them all!

Ashley from Sloanbook August 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM  

Ahhh good inspiration! You should post a picture of the paint color so we can see! I think making a nursery will be so fun when I am pregnant! I'm following your blog now! :)

Ashley Sloan

kyna... August 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM  

This is a BEAUTIFUL nursery! Great inspiration!
♥ Kyna

Courtney B August 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

That first nursery is amazing... wow! Have fun putting together your nursery!!