Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nautical Nursery – Sneak Peeks

More progress has been made on the nursery in the past couple weeks – here’s a few sneak peeks. 

First up is a new lamp I picked up at Christmas Tree Shops.  I love how it has a seaglass sort of feel to it and the shade is beige which goes perfectly with the room’s palette.  Best part – it was half the price of the original lamp I found at HomeGoods (that I now need to return).

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Next is the latest project I completed.  I had found a large frame at Christmas Tree Shops (yup, one of my fav stores) a couple years ago that was meant to be used for the rehearsal dinner, but I totally forgot to pack it.  It’s an autograph frame, so there was plenty of room around the edges of the actual spot for the picture.  Instead of using it for the autograph purpose, I decided to make it more of a statement piece.  I designed a 8.5x11 photo mat on Publisher with the lyrics from “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.  This was the song we danced to at our wedding and has always been “our song”.  I like to think it’ll now be our family song, since the lyrics work so well for parents speaking to their children.  I then added some scrapbook paper around the edges, but kept it gender neutral so I’ll be able to put it in other rooms in the future if I want.

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We hung the frame above the changing table and left enough room to also put up some pails that I picked up at Ikea a long time ago.  They were originally meant for my scrapbook room, but I’m glad I saved them for the nautical nursery.  I plan on putting creams, small lotions and other diaper accessories in these.

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The glider came in last week – it was much faster than the 7-14 day turnaround time.  Hubby and a friend picked it up at the local Toys R Us and put it together right away so I could make sure I liked it.  While I’m not loving the color, it’s fine and is neutral enough.  Looks like I’ll have to share the glider with someone, though, it’s her new favorite spot:

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And my favorite part…the wall decals I ordered from Etsy came in!  Super fast shipping and she included more decals than what’s pictured here (I still have 2 other sailboats and more waves and birds, but I’m not sure if I’ll put them somewhere else).

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I’ve slowly been getting stuff organized, but I still have a ways to go.  This is Baby C’s closet – hanging organizer is from TJMaxx, the smaller organizers on top and boxes on the bottom are from Christmas Tree Shops (they were only $1-2 a piece!)

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I don’t have too many more projects to work on at this point, but I do need to start thinking about what to add on the other side of the room, which is where the guest bed and a couple nightstands are.  The wall above the bed is completely blank right now and just begging for some kind of art…don’t know what yet :)

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