We have officially started the nursery. It’s a slow-crawl start but it’s a start nevertheless. And I was sooo excited to finally invite you along for the ride. Everytime we tackle another portion of the room, I will rush over & fill you in on the lastest and greatest nursery news, ok? And before we introduce the first elements of the room…let me remind you exactly of our inspirational moodboard.
The moodboard is chock full of cabiny-lodgey feelings….with a splash of classic bedding & basics that are like Jackie Chan – they can fit into any space (Hello white curtains!). It is definitely a masculine room with modern outdoorsey touches perfect for our little man. You can read more about it here if you want to refresh your memory.
And three months later, my boyfriend & I still love the cabin feel…but I think we kinda realized along with the way that we would really require more storage than our original plan accounted for and that we wanted a little more versatility in our furniture purchases. It’s funny how a plan morphs & evolves over time, huh? So we decided to switch it up a bit by taking our decisions a little more seriously when it came to the costly pieces – the furniture.
That is exactly what you are about to see today…all our furniture choices.
First up – storage wardrober. You already got the lowdown on how we took this piece from BLAH to TADA! But we still have plans for this piece. We decided that it needed a little more character, so in coming weeks look for how we will give it a little rustic feel for cheap.
And you also knew that we scored a great crib off Craigslist from this ole post. Well, it’s staying brown. Not much to say here.
Then we have a chair. Yes. I know. It’s not a leather recliner. It’s white. It’s basic. It’s Ikea.
But it also could be used in a little girls room one day. It’s comfy. And it’s slipcovered. So I can bleach this sucker faster than one of those blonde bachelorettes.
Lastly we have a buffet. A WHAT?
That’s right. It’s a buffet slash console table slash soon to be dresser.
Now you might find it kinda odd that we would put a buffet in a nursery. But Jeremy REALLY wanted a nice piece of furniture in there to match the crib. He likes to decorate. Sometimes I have to remind him of who’s in charge of that department. And that the male ice skaters are waiting for him. Seriously though…we scourged our local furniture stores (ok ok Goodwill) for a great piece but in the end, the $300 price tag had us at hello. Plus it helped that it matches the finish of the crib perfectly. And it was only $300. And it can be converted into a different room if Will ever grows up and realizes that he has a buffet in his room.
Just look at all the different ways we can use this piece in the future:
We love the fact that we are gonna have some additional storage in there. Plus this means that all you folks who voted YAY on the changing table debate get your wish. We are gonna attempt to build a changing table ‘box’ for on top of the buffet to place a pad inside. Kinda like this one that is sitting on top of this dresser:
Just think. In sixteen years, when the buffet is in our dining room, we can announce that the buttered beans are in the exact same spot that we discovered Will’s ability to urinate on his face. It’ll be grand. Especially if sixteen year old Will has Grown-Up-Baby-Girl-Petersik over for a chaperoned date night 🙂 Oh – the pleasures of parenthood!
So you might be wondering where we are gonna put all these fine furnishings.
Enter floor plan (don’t worry – it’s self explanatory!):
I also did a quick coloring job to demonstrate how that white chair is really gonna look good with the dark accent wall behind it and the dark buffet at it’s side:
So what do you think? Anyone else out there serving up a poopie diaper on a buffet? Or maybe you are using a piece of furniture for something other than it’s original purpose? Spill it now. Anybody with complaints about their own Ikea chair? Or maybe you just think its ridiculous to think that we can squeeze this much furniture into a single room? Perhaps you even have some input on the changing table debate? We are loving the furniture choices we made & the versatility for the future….but stay tuned…there is more to come…like an accent wall, art, lighting, storage, accents and a craft project that I am just THRILLED about.