Mind-century inspired arm chair. $349. Available here.
I recently created this inspiration board for my friend’s baby boy’s nursery. My inspiration was our beloved city of San Francisco, their love to be out & about, and their home country, the UK.
I’ve shared the inspiration board for Käfer’s nursery decor a long, long time ago and I’m thrilled to announce that our project has been completed two weeks before the arrival of our little baby girl. Can’t wait to hear what you think…
When I looked for paint for the walls, I wanted to make sure to buy VOC free paint only. You know, no chemicals, no toxic fumes, none of that. I was excited to find this color at The Land Of Nod and after requesting a color swatch, I thought it matched my color palette perfectly. Well, unfortunately, it didn’t turn out to be what I expected. Too bad I only realized that AFTER my dear husband and our wonderful friend Yuko had painted the walls. Yes, there is ‘pain’ in painting.
With the help of a well-known home improvement store and its knowledgeable staff in the paint section, we managed to mix and fix the color (see photo above). And Paul and Yuko went back to the drawing, um, painting board and…painted again.
After all, it turned out to be…yes, perfect. (We probably should have named our baby girl Yuko in honor of our dear friend who kept up with this.)
On to furnishing the room…I have a love/hate relationship with Craigslist. This time, I found exactly what I was looking for and the seller was absolutely easy to work with. I even managed to haggle a bit and got the dresser for only $60. (Mind you, it’s real, solid wood and none of that IKEA stuff.) My budget was $50 but I expected to find a piece of furniture that I’d have to sand, paint and purchase new hardware for. So with this dresser being in perfect condition and painted in the right color, I was ok to pay a bit more.
I’m trying to remain humble but I’m not gonna lie: I’m loving Käfer’s room and cannot wait for her to enjoy it!
Sources (as far as I can remember): crib – Walmart; mobile – Babies R Us; metal bin for toys – Target; storage ottoman – Target; arm chair – IKEA; pillow – Cost Plus; curtains – IKEA; frames for art work – IKEA, Target; crib mattress – Target; crib sheet – Diapers.com; dresser – Craigslist; canvas bins – Target; T.J. Maxx; curtain rod – Bed, Bath & Beyond; suitcases – Land Of Nod; wall sign – Ross.
Inspired by my pregnant British friend’s nickname for her baby boy (The Yank) and IKEA”s new (Christmas) decor items, I created this inspiration board for an All-American nursery theme. Fun and classy, don’t you think? Oh, and since it’s IKEA, you won’t have to kill the piggy bank to fund this lovely nursery.
Come back and visit my blog again to check out the inspiration board for the matching baby shower theme. God bless America! And your baby, of course!
Pair of orange curtains with tie-backs. 100% cotton. 57×98″. $20. Available here.
Retro Yellow wall clock (12″). $30. Available here.
We were so excited when Käfer’s organic orthopedic cotton mattress got delivered: Another step closer to getting her room set up and ready for her arrival. As soon as Paul got home from work, he helped me remove all packaging to let the mattress air out. It was kinda smelly but we thought that would go away after a few days.
Fast forward two weeks. Let’s say the days have gone, the stink stayed.
Even worse, the mattress has meanwhile stunk up Käfer’s entire room! Needless to say that my super power pregnancy smelling sense is not really helping the situation. Every time I enter her nursery, it feels like I jumped into a dumpster full of old tennis shoes. Yikes.
After searching the entire web for old fashioned remedies to get that odor out of our mattress, it seems like we may be on the hunt again for a new mattress after we returned this one.
Boo for returning stuff.
Boo for having to start over again.
Boo for not wanting to buy organic again – at least not for a mattress.
Boo, boo, boo.
These paper rope baskets help you put clutter in its place while adding a pop of color to any room in the house. I will get the Orange ones for our nursery and the Aqua ones probably for every other room. 12″Sq. x 6.5″H. $9. Available here.
Cloud Blue leather arm chair. $250. Available here.
Retro storage bench. In Sea Cloud. 38.5″w, 18″h, 18″d. $250. Available here.