Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tiny Falcon #2's Nursery Inspiration

I can't believe how quickly my due date is approaching. July 28th is right around the corner! 

Me 2 weeks ago at my parents house

I had a little panic attack this weekend decided it was time to get started on poor Baby #2's room. We are using the room that was our office; combining it with our guest room (sorry Mom and Dad) and making it the New Baby's Room. I comissioned the Hubs to help me get the rest of the office stuff out of there and put the crib together over the weekend.

I'm using a lot of things from Con-Man's old nursery. His bedding, curtains, and some of the art work:

Re-using his old bedding

Pics from Con's old room. The dresser is now our TV credenza. I'm going to use the same curtains.

Con's old art work and shelf in Baby #2's new room.

Here's how it's looking so far- not done at all but it's a start!

No baby in here yet, just baby stuff! I'm going to use the vinyl lettering I won from the DIY Club Contest above the crib.

Using the moon theme as a jumping off point I thought it would be cool to use some paper lanterns above his crib. One large white one (the moon) and stars. Something like this:

I've ordered a few but the only small stars I can find don't come in the right colors. I might just order them and see about spray painting them (has anyone done this before? How does the paper hold up?) I have some pendant light wires from Ikea so I'll light up the moon and one or 2 of the stars.

Since we repurposed Con-Man's old changing table into our new entertainment center I needed a new changing table for Tiny Falcon #2. I found a dresser at a local thrift shop for $100. It was a little more than I wanted to pay but we don't have a lot of choices out here in the middle of nowhere so people charge what they want. It did come with a large mirror, is solid wood, and has really deep drawers so it's not the worst deal I've gotten.

The top has some water marks on it. I'm considering trying to refinish it even though you can't see it right now with the changing pad and diaper supplies covering it up.


I'd like to do some shelving above the dresser, no final ideas yet but I did see this on Pinterest the other day.

They are outdoor garden baskets from Lowes and I have 1 already. I'd do another color besides pink of course!

So those are some of the ideas I have. I've also been working on the no fun stuff like washing all the old baby clothes and organizing them. 

And you might be wondering what the heck happened with Con-Man's big boy room? I did all these projects for it but never showed the final result. Well never fear! Con-Man went to summer school yesterday and I took part of that time to clean all the toy mess and take some decent pictures of his new room. 

So stay tuned next week for the reveal!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


Peggy said...

So would you be interested in making your own stars? If so here is a link... I made a few and gave them away as Christmas presents but still have one. I found that using a hot glue gun to hold the two halves together seemed to work the best but then my glue dots were really OLD.

Have fun! The room is going to look lovely when you are done and I love the idea of using a chinese lantern as the moon! Good luck!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I love the moon and stars inspiration! That is such a cute idea! Can't wait to see how the nursery comes together! :)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rachelle,

You have made some wonderful choices. A light spraying would be fine for the stars. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.


The Bold Abode said...

How fun! Where was Pinterest when my babies were cooking??? It's going to be so cute!