Like with any second child, our baby girl’s nursery (and her scrapbook) is lagging behind. Way behind! We’re getting into ten months after her arrival, and I’m just now finishing her nursery! Jack’s nursery was completed months before his due date but not this one! I could not make up my mind!! It took me months to find a game plan, and even then I was unsure.
Around month five, I finally got my sense of self back and started planning Meredith’s space. She’s been living in it for five months without complaints, but I didn’t like the half done walls, a mirror still on the floor, and space that didn’t feel like a little girl’s room. It was time.
I have all the big ticket items; crib, dresser, rocker. It was the little items that were throwing me for a loop. There were also items that I hastily said yes to, and regretted later. Like the striped painted wall, which was cheaper than wallpaper (trying to follow a budget). I hated looking at it; it was all wrong; the color, the look, etc. I wish I would have spent the extra money for what I wanted in the first place.Meredith’s room was based more on a color and feeling than any actual theme. I went with blush pink hues with green and gold accents. I wanted a comforting, elegant and playful space Meredith could transition well in as she grows.The wallpaper accent wall is my favorite part of the space. I love the look against the light wood and white crib. The room looks brighter and more alive than the painted striped wall. Win-Win! The mirror just makes the statement, too! I was so nervous to put a hole in that pretty paper, but I’m glad the hubs did.
Next to the crib is the rocker. Any mom will attest to needing this the minute they get home from the hospital, and I was no exception with both babies. I wish I would have thought about this room long before Meredith’s arrival because I would have purchased the West Elm glider in a different color for the space. The Graham Glider in dove grey was available in the store, so we bought it right up. I would have had to wait 6-8 weeks for a pattern or another fabric choice. Another reason to start on your nursery early! This space has been great for reading, nursing, and snuggling. I’m sure I will spend many more hours happily looking down at my baby girl or out the window during those early morning feedings.
These little shelves are super cute in this space, too. I think it’s the jelly to my wallpaper peanut butter! I love it! I needed a space to have books and this displays them well. Plus, how cute is Meredith and Jack’s pictures on the top shelf. Eek.These two pictures are perched on the top bookshelf and my heart skips a beat whenever I look at them.
Above the changing table was hard. I switched the design numerous times and finally picked simple pieces I loved.The knob in the collage is for Meredith’s wipes. It works well and is really sturdy.I added new knobs to the closet doors and painted the back of the closet wall in a blush pink. The bins are perfect for keeping all those babies accessories.This space is so stinking cute! I can’t handle it. I’m very jealous of both my babies rooms, as they have the latest and greatest things in their rooms. But… isn’t that how it’s supposed to be? We think so.
Happy Weekend Friends!