There are so many things that need to be done before we actually start any work on the nursery (like oh I don’t know, finally finishing our bedroom) but we have decided on a theme and we’ve started to pick out/purchase a few nursery items. So first thing’s first, we found out at a recent elective ultrasound that we are having a girl! They’ll confirm in a few weeks at my next scan but we went at 16 weeks which should be accurate. I had no idea going into it but I am still kind of in shock. I grew up in a house full of boys and all of my cousins are boys and I’m just much better at dealing with boys so I feel like a boy would be more in my comfort zone but I am so freaking excited to be having a girl (and would have been either way)! We’re also pretty excited about our nursery theme: floral flamingo.
Flamingos are kind of a big thing with us and even though we debated several other nursery themes (fairytales, monsters, Harry Potter), I think the flamingo theme was also kind of a front runner. The plan is to mix in some floral patterns and maybe a pineapple or two for good measure.
Here’s my super low tech mood board:
The former craft room/current guest room is going to be cleared out to make way for the nursery. We’re keeping the walls Hale Navy (that’s that blue dot above) and we’re planning on tearing out the carpet and replacing it with the same laminate we put downstairs. I need to find a rug but I can’t decide how bold I want to go with it. I also can’t decide if I want a gray glider or beige (pictured above). I’m thinking since the walls are so dark and some of the furniture is going to be dark/heavy I should go with beige but I also think gray might hide stains better. Meh. I have time to figure it out.
We were going to get a white dresser from IKEA to use as a changing table but then I saw this dresser at a local vintage furniture shop and fell in love. I want to change out the drawers pulls and stain it a little darker but it has a ton of storage (there are more drawers inside the cabinets!) and I love the lines.
The crib and changing tables will be on opposite walls with the glider in one corner and a little play/reading area in another corner. We also picked up this fun flamingo piece to hang on the wall somewhere:
I love how the pink and navy look together!
There are a lot of other rooms that need our attention first before any real work starts in here but I’m really excited to have a plan in place. We’ve already started cleaning out/rearranging other rooms in the house in preparation and I promise we have made progress in our bedroom, I just haven’t really shared it yet. The last big thing we need to do right now is paint the shiplap and the new doors which hopefully will get done this weekend!