You guys. Is it possible to be in love with a nursery? Because if so, then I think my husband better be jealous at this point. I’m starting to swoon.
When we found out that I was pregnant, we weren’t sold on the idea of putting a nursery in our place (that may sound inconceivable to some of you, but if you lived in the Bay Area for one day, you’d completely understand). I figured our daughter would sleep in a bassinet for the first few months, at which point we hopefully would be able to move into a new place.
Let me tell you now, it was all worth it. I couldn’t be happier that we decided to make our baby girl her own space (and by own space I mean she will clearly be sharing it with me). I mean, look how it turned out! I already want to sleep in here myself.
Since we are travel fanatics, I thought an adventure/travel theme would be perfect for her room. Thankfully, my mother used to dabble in interior design and loves to share her expertise with her only child. And soon to be only grandchild. I suppose it’s also a benefit that she’s retired and doesn’t mind flying across the country.
My favorite piece of the entire room? The two planes hanging in the corner. I found the two questionably colored gold planes at Ross, spray painted them to match everything in the room, and voila. I think it pulled the entire theme together.
The best part about my dearest mother is her love of being thrifty, which is where I get it from (like mother, like daughter?). There’s nothing better than getting a good deal. Okay, I lied. There is something better than getting a good deal: getting tons of good deals that turn into this nursery.
One of my other favorite pieces is her new dresser. My mom and I bought an old wooden dresser on Craigslist and refurnished it. Painted it with white chalk paint, and used new drawer pulls, spray painted pink. I think it turned out beautifully if I do say so myself. Sixty dollars on Craigslist was definitely a score for me!
A lot of these pieces were found at stores like Ross, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby. Main pieces are listed below. If you have any questions about a specific item, just ask!
Curtains (Reyna Window Panel, White) – these are also available on Amazon