Nursery Inspiration

Picking a theme for your new bundle of joy can be difficult.  Everything in the stores is either has too many animals, too girly (we don’t know what Porter is yet), or just obnoxious.

Once I had a sneak peek of Bella from Lotta Jansdotter I knew my nursery had to be in that.  BTW…I wasn’t even pregnant yet, but knew that was it.  The colors and prints could be for either a boy or girl.

Plus I have a bit of fabric left over from the Lovebird’s quilts that could be a nice accent.  I don’t want a nursery that screams BIRDS, but a small touch is okay.

While out at the Indie Vintage & Arts Marketplace in September my friends and I saw this great gray dresser.  They had repurposed one of the dressers to have small white stripes, with a bit of yellow and wonderful blue knobs.  I tried to explain to hubby, but I’m sure he imagined this.

He’s envisioning zebra stripes and it’s really just a couple of stripes from the top to the bottom on the left hand side.  Of course I didn’t take a picture that day.

We know someone moving half way around the world and needing to get rid of stuff.  Score for us, because one of their dressers is perfect to make our own attempt at repurposing again.

Dresser Makeover

Hubby and I, well okay mostly me, have been wanting to makeover our bedroom.  When you move into a house, you have an idea of how you will use it, but after a while it becomes apparent it’s time for a change.  We needed a new dresser and night stand to really complete our room.  Have you seen the prices of those pieces of furniture?  Yeah, not going to convince either of us to pay that.

My mom reminded me that my parents had a dresser and nightstand in storage.  Okay, they are oak and not really my style.  My neighbor recently did a dresser makeover for her guest room and I thought, let’s paint these.

I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.  So fitting to have been working on during April with my Upcycle/Recycle  posts.  The color is great and coordinates really well in our room.