At 31 weeks it is definetely time for some nursery progress! Many of you have requested a belly shot so here it is at 31 weeks!
After months of debating I finally decided on a nursery design inspired by the Henry the Lion print I found from A Modern Eden. Since we don’t know baby Halvorson’s gender, I chose white, brown and citron yellow as my main colors. After baby’s arrival I will then complement with some additional colors depending on gender. A design board is imperative to keep me on track with this project as I have changed my mind way too many times! Here is my design board for the room.
It’s a very budget-conscious design with a mix of old and new to keep it affordable. Here is a break down of some of the key pieces:
Poang from Ikea which I already owned and you may remember from our old apartment. I had a blue cushion so I am purchasing a new white one and plan to recover the foot stool with the same fabric I will use for the crib skirt.
Stripe shower curtain from West Elm in Citron $39. Striped yellow curtains do not exist! Trust me. After my husband suggested a striped curtain I had my mind set on it. Luckily after scouring the internet I came across this shower curtain in Citron. Unfortunately I ordered it and was notified it was backordered for months. So a couple calls later I found one at a West Elm in Austin, TX and it should be arriving this week! Now I just need to work my magic to make it into two separate panels.
Baby Mod ParkLane crib from Walmart $281. Not the exact one pictured in the design board, but this is a much cheaper version. After looking at several $1000+ white modern cribs this came out to be the best bargain. It arrived in several pieces, definitely some assembly required, but it is very sturdy and I am very happy with the quality and construction.
Ikea Gulliver Changing Table $69. This baby is cheap and gets the job done. Enough said.
Grundtal Shelf from Ikea $19.99. I had previously purchased this shelf to use as a towel rack in the bathroom. It ended up being too large for the space so it’s been sitting in my basement for months. I plan to hang it above the changing table to accomodate extra storage for diapers and baby supplies.
Tiles in Chocolate $8/Yard. This fabric is a complete steal from Hawthorne Threads. I love this fabric site and that they allow you to easily search by color. I couldn’t find a bedskirt I liked and most of the crib bedding sets ran from $300-$500. I will use the fabric for the bedskirt and to reupholster the footrest.
Manhattan Bench from Target (no longer available online). This is another piece I had laying around the house. I had originally purchased it last year for our entry way but then we created our custom entryway and I had no use for it. I plan to center it under the window with a few pillows to get a window seat effect.
My husband and I picked up a great modern yellow and white pendant light from a street fair in Palm Springs during our honeymoon a couple years back. Since moving to our new house it hasn’t had a place but should be a perfect match with the color scheme of the nursery.
With a solid design in place, work is already underway. Now the countdown is on… to finish the room and for baby’s arrival. We can’t wait!