Saturday, March 23, 2013

On the Prowl for Inspiration!

The questions are the same from people that I talk to. Do you have a name yet? {Nothing set in stone} Have you decided what you’re going to do for the nursery? {Not yet} Have you gained any weight? {I’m sure I have, but I don’t know how much. I don’t own a scale}

You get the picture though. People probably think something has happened to me since I’m usually on top of things, but this has just been an experience I’ve been soaking in and going with the flow. In my head, I just keep thinking that everything will come together. And it will. In time.

After browsing around Pinterest and a couple of blogs that share my same style, I’ve started to kind of settle in on what I would like to have my little guy come home to. His room is going to be the smallest of the three bedrooms in the house, so I have to keep that in mind when planning. That also makes things a little bit easier in some perspective since that will be less space to have to plan to fill up.

I’m not the kind of gal who just settles in on a particular “theme” for a nursery either. Don’t get me wrong….it’s fine if that’s your thing, but I just want to go with a color scheme and not so much a theme. You’re not going to see any jungle animals, boats, or whatever else little boys like plastered on every square inch of the room. I hope to just mix patterns with the color scheme I plan to go with.

Through the nurseries that I’ve browsed these are some that appealed to me…

Ten June 1

Michelle @ Ten June designed the cutest nursery for her little man. I’ve linked it up on the picture above.

I’ve been thinking navy and white for some time now, but it seemed too bland. That’s what I love about this room. She mixed the navy and white with light blue and yellow with a few accents here and there of other boyish colors.

Whatever I go with must be light and airy, so it will go with the rest of the house {and my style, of course}.

Ten June 2

The idea of using a dresser instead of a changing table makes so much more sense to me. After all, how long are you going to be able to utilize a changing table versus a dresser? I’m thinking long term use here.

And the gingham curtains make me smile from ear to ear!

Ten June 3

And a teacher’s kid’s room would not be complete without books. The idea of a book ledge seems ideal.

Navy Nursery

Three Men and a Girly Girl Blog- Click picture above for sources

Wire Baskets

We are definitely in the market for a white dresser. The laundry hamper is just my style, and I’m sure we’ll have plenty of dirty laundry to go around. What originally drew me to this photo though is the wire basket used to hold the diapers. A note from one of my fellow teachers though….put the cutesy baskets at the head of the child and not the feet. You don’t want things to be sprayed….haha.


The shutters seem like a great way to display your child’s name above the crib. While I’m not sure I would do this project exactly like it is seen here, the idea itself would be a nice addition {especially if I could score a good deal on the shutters}.

Details about this project can be found at Little Bit Nest! Click the picture above.

Pacifier Storage

Source- Project Nursery {click photo}

And if you know my obsession with apothecary jars, this solution for pacifier storage is meant to be!

DIY Project

Source- Project Nursery {click photo}

And what would a nursery be without a DIY project? This would be simple and easy!


Source {click photo}

Shel Silverstein poems framed would also be very fitting {minus the pink matting}.

I guess we’ll just have to see how it all turns out! I’m hoping to come across some great finds, and I’ll let you know about them as I find them. I love a good treasure hunt!

1 comment:

  1. I must find a way to do those shelves!!!! Carter has a ba-jillion books that are just all over the floor because we don't have room for a bookcase! Also loving the frame of mom and dad and baby's handprints. Adorable!