The nursery end of our room - getting there. Ignore the unpainted ceiling and the painted carpet!Finally, the nursery end of our master bedroom is looking much more like a like a place a baby might sleep rather than a dumping ground for baby-related equipment! So here's what we've done so far.
My fave piece is the chest of drawers/changing table. I was inspired by this wallpaper-collage door and a dresser I saw in a textile designer's daughter's room a few weeks back. So I stole the dresser from Zak's room, painted the frame white and used up my wallpaper samples on the front of the drawers in a little collage. I was going to buy glass knobs for the front but ended up quite liking the grey handles that came with it originally!
The changing pad sits on top and all the nappies (for both babies!), wipes and baby-bottom bits are in the top drawerI'd always used the drawers as the change table - I personally think it's a waste of money to buy an actual change table as no matter how useful it'll be for storage after, it still looks like a change table! For art above the change table I framed my Etsy buy in a cheapie black frame I painted over and my fave wallpaper sample. I also spraypainted a little wooden butterfly but will probably change and add to this later when the I find the right pieces...
Left picture is Night, Night by Studio Mela
I'd planned to do a black branch with black and white fabric and paper leaves on the side of the wardrobe with the Bambi silhouette sitting underneath, but then actually saw the two pieces of furniture together and realised they were pretty much the same size! So it's just Bambi now - made of sticky-backed black felt. I printed out a Bambi picture from the Net and cut around it. The butterfly is from a book page - isn't that a huge trend at the moment? I'm so with it... haha
The faux fur rug/blankie/throw is from Minimink. It's sooo soft
And finally on the wardrobe is my baby bump and a mix of baby things and grown-up stuff. As it's a combined room, I didn't want it to scream "nursery" as soon as you walk in, so I didn't go overboard with the baby stuff. I love pictureless frames so turned my childhood gilded mirror into an empty white frame. The picture in the box frame is actually the business card from Studio Mela that came with my prints (it's cute, why waste it?!), the shoes were Zak's first in-utero gift that he only wore once, being a summer baby, and they're socks in the lolly jar (much healthier that way!).
Nothing too babyish
Baby socks and shoes are always so cute
Sooo, still to come is new carpet, a painted ceiling and I have to finish my chair. I still haven't decided what to cover it in - but have gone back to being boring and am thinking it'll probably just be a nice-feeling neutral with really dark wood arms and legs. And then there is the other half of the room that is just a nightmare - wardrobes still to come, a lick of paint, new light fitting (I have a Tord Boontjie Garland Light in silver waiting patiently to be hung up)... it's neverending! But at least the baby has a place to sleep in case it comes early. And shall we hope for its sake it's a girl? The room turned out a little girlier than I planned... Ooops.
Thoughts and suggestions most welcome as usual. x
PS: Apologies for bad quality of pics. Not sure why. It's a new camera so think I might need to actually read instructions...