Friday, January 16, 2009

sneak peeks

Happy New Year everyone! Okay, so I realize that January 16 is a little late to finally get around to saying it...but hey...I'm doing everything a little more slowly these days! I am feeling large and grumpy and can't believe I still have another 8 weeks of pregnancy left. The nursery is coming along - slowly but surely - and while I don't have any photos of the actual room to show you yet, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of some of the components. I'm excited because I think the room will be really fun, bright and cheerful. It's been over four years since I got to plan a nursery, because my second daughter just got integrated into her sister's room, so as you can imagine, I'm having fun thinking and dreaming about this one.

I like this wall from apartment therapy

First off, you'll just have to picture a white crib along with a set of white 1960's furniture that I bought off Craigslist - it is SO very retro and fun. There's one long, low dresser, a taller highboy, and two matching nightstands. I'm using one of them in the living room as an end table, but the rest of the furniture is in the nursery. I got the whole set for $80!

Target bedding

The walls will be turqoise/aqua - not too pale, because with all that white furniture I don't want it to look feminine. Then, this bedding from Target - I waited till after Christmas to buy it and snagged it as soon as it went on CLEARANCE - yes!!

Then, I got this rug at Ikea. It's about 4' x 6' and was on SALE for $19.99. Have I mentioned I LOVE Ikea? I'll be accenting mostly with red (although all colors are welcome!).

This is a great mobile from thewonderlandshop that was one of my Christmas presents (by my request, of course)! I love all the colors, and of course the circles correspond with the dots on the bedding. Love it!

More red to accent with - this one's still on the wishlist - but it's a lovely red retro-inspired lamp from Ikea.

And last but not least, just a couple of pieces of artwork that I'm drooling over for the nursery:

"You Dropped from Heaven" by dazeychic

"Don't burst my bubble" by shelbyhealey

And one more sneak peek...I know I'm on a "blog break" but I won't be able to resist sharing pics with you from my daughter's birthday party coming up. She's turning four and wants a "strawberry party" for the first time ever, rather than making my own invitations, I turned to Etsy seller thepaperplayground who created this adorable set of invitations, thank-you's, favors, and cupcake toppers for me! How cute are they?! Can't wait to show you the rest!

"How Sweet" strawberry invitation set from thepaperplayground