No really. a boy.
it would be great.
I would still be the little princess in the house and the boys could take care of me. (don’t even try to screw up my dream here Negative Nancy. Yes, my infant son will take care of me! Because I AM A PRINCESS DANG GUMMIT!)
If it’s a boy. We still don’t know. What we do know is that I can’t wait to share my initial moodboard with you about a little boy’s nursery. So without further adeiu here she is (or he is…if you care about the moodboard gender):
COLORS – The walls area already light blue and I would love to work in browns, tans, and whites to make this nursery a big boy’s room. Think hunting lodge (minus the guns of course….we wanna wait on that until the kid is two at least till we introduce artillery). And maybe even work in a wall mural that screams WOODS….BABY YOU WERE LEFT IN THE WOODS.
FURNITURE – We scored the crib at a great deal and the folks must have kept their own little girl with mittens on her hands – cause it looks scratch-free. Keeping it the dark brown would look perfectly appropriate for our woodsy lodge theme. And the cheap storage piece that my mother gave me (years after she pulled it outta a neighbor’s trash) would be perfect for stashing extra toys, diapers, and my tiaras. Afterall…I am a princess 🙂 And a princess needs a chair to put her patootie whilst she gets skinny feeding her baby. Pulling in a recliner or a rocker with dark leather will not only contribute to our lodge feel but also be easy cleanup and oh-so-transitional for other rooms. Lastly, Jeremy & I decided that we don’t want a changing table. A bookshelf or a dresser would be more our style and we are still on the hunt for something that would fit perfectly in the room.
LIGHTING – We scored a great oversized glass bottomed lamp with a white linen shade that will work perfectly beside the rock-a-bye-baby chair. Not only is it easy to incorporate into any colorscheme…it also has a dimmer which would be great for putting that baby to bed. The overhead lighting is a little hands-on-let’s-get-crafty project. I plan to take a regular ole chandelier…you know the kind…it used to hang in every dining room in America in the 80’s….and I want to wire branches to it. Free branches, mind you. And then after we strap all the branches for a faux bois style lighting fixture, then we are gonna spraypaint the sucker till it looks like uber expensive…rather than a $10 chandelier. Paul Bunyon would be proud.
LINENS – Obviously, we are not the kinda people to put bedding into a room that is loaded down with trains and butterfly’s and doggies. First of all…I would probably make fun of the kid if he ever fell asleep with his mouth open because a doggie bottom would be right there on the bedsheet. I guess I am not mature cute loving enough yet. We’ll work on that for baby #2. So it must be plain. Plain and basic. The Target bedding in the upper corner is a good starting block for our bedding inspiration. Plus it pulls in our blues and our browns. One hundred points for me. And nothing beats a pair of white linen curtains…with a classic white curtain rod (that looks like it will have millions of miles left in it well after the baby is not a baby anymore!)
ACCESSORIES – Dude, I am all about owls right now. And I think that a few wise old birds wouldn’t hurt a lodge nursery room. In fact, they might keep an eye on my little tike for me…ya know, CAUSE I AM A PRINCESS. Work in a couple faux animal skin rugs or pillows, a birch vase or catchall, and a few baskets for gathering Little Einstein toys, and our nursery is complete.
So there you have it folks – one nursery for a little boy. Call it what you will…a lodge nursery, a cabin nursery, or a redneck house nursery…either way, it is all boy and looks to me like something that keeps my (possible) little man looking uber-masculine. No pink here folks – he has to be at least six to request that one 🙂
Oh – and stay tuned for tomorrow’s nursery – it’s all GIRL….and the end of my princesshood 🙂