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post #1 of 65
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So how you planning the nursery? What colors? Have any pictures to share?

So today I cleared out what was our former dumping grounds for unpacked boxes (we moved about 4 months ago and between morning sickness and a month long trip to Florida it just hasn't been touched.) Since we got our crib yesterday, I decided it was finally time to get cracking on that room. It's really starting to look nice!

It's hard to explain, but here goes...

The crib is a reddish darker wood finish and I have a larger matching end table in there. Going to get a matching glider rocker also. The color scheme is a soft antique red color with cream. The crib bedding is that soft red color in a ginham check pattern with a sort of swirling type pattern in a ruffle trim.

If it's a boy, I will play up the red color. If it's a girl, I will play up the creme and add reddish pink also. There is already a roman cotton blind up in the creme color, I plan on taking the matching crib sheet and making a valance out of it and then getting some french toile or more of the antique red and make curtain panels. The walls are a light creme and the 100 year old victorian woodwork has been painted a pale creamy yellow and the carpet is an off-white. Not sure exactally yet what I will do with paint, I think I like it the way it is... so I may leave it and paint some sort of checkerboard border at the top to match the gingham print in the crib bedding and a red or reddish pink area rug.

Soon as it's done, I will snap some shots with my digital and post them.
post #2 of 65
We have no nursery. Everyone but my oldest sleeps in the family bed. We do have a super cool playroom for playing, and for their clothes. We've been thinking of doing something cool with the walls in there... Maybe a Charlie Brown theme or something.
post #3 of 65
We don't have a nursery either. Dd always slept with us at night and where ever for naps (couch, palette on the floor, the bed).

I'm not much for decorating anyway. I mean, I like it and would like to but don't have the funds. So its all pretty boring.
post #4 of 65
no nursery here either. the little girl will sleep with us just like her brother did for quite some time.
post #5 of 65
One day (hopefully soon! lol) I am going to get ours done! I'm going with cream colored walls with a green trim and then I am going to paint some farm animals (using transparencies and a projector - I am NO artist!) in color blocks around the walls as sort of a border. We're going with a barnyard theme - that way it's not too baby but not too old either. dh keeps asking what the hurry is since the new babe will be in our room for the first couple of months, but I can't imagine TWO kids and trying to get it done! Of course, he thinks there is no reason to hurry on choosing the name either, but that's another thread! LOL

ETA: We have a playroom that we painted primary colors and have those self-stick removable type things all over - letters, numbers, pictures, etc.
post #6 of 65
No nursery either My youngest is moving to a toddler bed (we call it the toddler room) so that does free up the crib. She is 22 months old now and didn't move into it until she was 16 months old and had quit nursing at night. She really wanted her space and kept kicking everyone out of the king size bed!! My 3.5 year old sleeps on a bunk bed with her 9 year old sister. They love it and love not having to share any space with the youngest!
post #7 of 65
no nursery here either...but we just did a bedroom for our 2 year old...when she's ready to sleep in it, it's ready for her...she's getting used to napping in it now.
post #8 of 65
The crib in the baby's room and the mini wardrobe come change table is Jarrah in colour.

We have a wall border and curtains which show Pooh and friends.

The walls are creme in colour (that was the colour we painted the walls two years ago) but the bedding and furnishings are blue and green.
post #9 of 65
No real nursery here either. The baby will sleep with us until.... But DH insists that he have his own room for his things. So the baby will have his room but we just call it the babies room, not really the nursery becasue he won't be "living" there. Does that make sense. I don't imagine a lot of women on this board do have nurseries.
Gossamer
post #10 of 65
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Originally Posted by gossamer
No real nursery here either. The baby will sleep with us until.... But DH insists that he have his own room for his things. So the baby will have his room but we just call it the babies room, not really the nursery becasue he won't be "living" there. Does that make sense. I don't imagine a lot of women on this board do have nurseries.
Gossamer

Thanks OK if many don't. My first child had a nursery but we still shared the bed most nights until she was much older.

I think having a nursery is precious and a lot of creative fun (I LOVE home decorating!) And there will be occasions where the crib will be used, such as nap times or nights my husband and I want private time.
post #11 of 65
We aren't having a nursery either. We have a one bedroom apt! The babe will be in bed with us as long as we live here, I think. We'll be here for at least two more years. Then we get a house! And the baby can have his/her own room! And we can start trying for another!
post #12 of 65
We have a nursery. We're cosleeping in the beginning, but my family is full of garage sale mavens, so the babe needs a seperate room for all the clothes and baby appliances we've been given. Plus, I think I want to encourage napping in the crib. There'a futon right by it where I can nap with the baby and/or hang out with him and read, or play on the 'net or watch TV in the beginning when we're babymooning.

We JUST got the fabric for the crib set today... we're doing a 'froggy' theme, so we have blue flannel with green froggies, a yellow crib skirt and blue or green sheets. The walls will be green, and the futon and rug will be blue. All the furniture is painted shiny white -- crib, dresser, bookcase and changing table (which is a clever term for 'place to put all my cloth diapering crap so DH doesn't scream that it's taking over the house). I've just got a little sewing and set up to manage yet, and then I get to go seek out Froggy posters and acoutrements!
post #13 of 65
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Originally Posted by Belleweather
We have a nursery. We're cosleeping in the beginning, but my family is full of garage sale mavens, so the babe needs a seperate room for all the clothes and baby appliances we've been given. Plus, I think I want to encourage napping in the crib. There'a futon right by it where I can nap with the baby and/or hang out with him and read, or play on the 'net or watch TV in the beginning when we're babymooning.

We JUST got the fabric for the crib set today... we're doing a 'froggy' theme, so we have blue flannel with green froggies, a yellow crib skirt and blue or green sheets. The walls will be green, and the futon and rug will be blue. All the furniture is painted shiny white -- crib, dresser, bookcase and changing table (which is a clever term for 'place to put all my cloth diapering crap so DH doesn't scream that it's taking over the house). I've just got a little sewing and set up to manage yet, and then I get to go seek out Froggy posters and acoutrements!

That sounds so cute! I love frogs :
post #14 of 65
No nursery here either- we'll put the swing crib at the bottom of our bed, our hanging rail is going and will be replaced by some under-bed storage drawers, and the cot for naptime is going in the boys room. The big change we're making is that we're growing a playroom in the little room we currently use as a utility/dumping ground- running electric out to the shed and moving the bikes and tumbledryer out there, and (sniff) I have to get rid of some, if not all, of my books. I'm trying to compromise and keep half of each of the two bookcases in there, but I don't think it's going to work. (They're IKEA Billy bookcases- 2 metres tall, 80cm across, and with a LOT of books in them.) The boys toys are coming down out of their bedroom, as are baby's toys, and we're planning on filling the bottom shelves with storage boxes full of toys that can be removed as and when necessary, and then picked up and put away again. Oh, and there's a 10ft x 6 ft mirror that needs to come off the wall for safety reasons. We're probably painting aubergine and cream (it's next to the kitchen, which is coffee and cream coloured) unless a better idea hits. All of this should give us
a) more space in our bedroom, possibly enough space to get out of bed without hitting our feet on the walls.
b) more space in the boys room, probably enough space to put a cot.
c) somewhere for everyone to play
d) "own space" for Alex and Isaac, after 3.30pm and at weekends.
e) a disincentive to use the tumbledryer, thus saving the environment
f) somewhere for baby to play, which is close enough to the kitchen that I can see everything, but has a great big doggy gate in between us.
Oh- baby's clothes are going in a basket under the cot, nappies in a nappy stacker, no changing unit unless something drastic happens.
SO, what have I missed??
post #15 of 65
No nursery here either BUT I do have a cute little corner in my bedroom. Not that the baby will use the bassinet much but it is a family heirloom so we have it. I was thinking it will probably be used when I am having a little one on one time with Kyra or Erick when the baby is sleeping. BUt then again I may just lay baby on the bed surrounded by pillows. *sigh* if it is never used at least I have it there nicely set up in my room
post #16 of 65
I love the idea of a nursery, especially having space just to keep all the baby stuff. However, this is baby #3 and we live in a two bedroom house, so that's not happening.
post #17 of 65
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Originally Posted by Belleweather
We JUST got the fabric for the crib set today... we're doing a 'froggy' theme, so we have blue flannel with green froggies, a yellow crib skirt and blue or green sheets. The walls will be green, and the futon and rug will be blue. All the furniture is painted shiny white -- crib, dresser, bookcase and changing table (which is a clever term for 'place to put all my cloth diapering crap so DH doesn't scream that it's taking over the house). I've just got a little sewing and set up to manage yet, and then I get to go seek out Froggy posters and acoutrements!
We don't have a nursery (neither of my kids had their own rooms until they were over 4, but I DID have tons of fun making their room all bright & primary colored ), BUT, if we did have a nursery, I would soooo totally want to copy belleweather!! That sounds so cute! I love frogs & blue & green are my most favorite colors.
post #18 of 65
Hope I'm not budging in here . We are starting to gather stuff to decorate our nursery. We got our crib at a garage sale for $75. We bought a new mattress. We plan on doing the nursery in a kinda jungle theme. We are going to be purchasing the zanzibar bedding and accesories, they are a little pricey but I love the design. Then we will paint the top half of the room a murky mud mask colored green and the bottom a khaki color and seperate it with the zanzibar border. We have started to collect stuffed jungle animals to put on shelves and are still looking at a leather glider or recliner. When we go visit our daughter for the first time we go visit the Guatemala City zoo, so we plan on taking lots of black and white pics to frame up as well and hang in the room. We are having a friend of ours write The Legacy of an Adopted Child poem for us with her name on the top to hang as well. No need for a changing table since she will be too big, and my mom and dad have already told us they are buying us a 15" TV to mount in the corner ceiling of the room like in hospitals. Not sure if we will actually put it in the nursery though.
post #19 of 65
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Originally Posted by MrsMoe
If it's a boy, I will play up the red color. If it's a girl, I will play up the creme and add reddish pink also.
Why not just stick with the great red color either way? No need to color a gender, right? And red is such a strong, positive color!

ETA: we co-sleep, but have a room for ds which was painted a nice sunny creamy yellow color

We call his room "toy storage" :LOL
post #20 of 65
No nursery, but we did get a dresser so we can finally use the diaper changing table to store diapers instead of clothes. I have to paint it white and move it into the bathroom. We took apart our crib when ds was about 1 yr old and are going to sell the bedding b/c ds never slept in it once and it was giving people the wrong idea when they came over. I love if people come over and ask where the crib is - there is no crib! But the bedding was so cute - I miss it. Oh well.
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