Alternate Universe Girl Nursery

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  March 30, 2012 — 9 Comments

I started thinking of ideas for Jack’s nursery well before we found out whether it was a boy or a girl. If I’m being totally honest, I had a few ideas swimming around in my head before I even knew for sure that I was pregnant. So, of course, I had as many, if not more, plans for a girl’s nursery as I did for a boy. Here’s what I would have done if we’d found out we had a little girl on the way:

  1. Jenny Lind crib – $170
  2. DIY Tissue Paper Poufs (tutorial from Martha Stewart)
  3. Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
  4. Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad – $16
  5. Secondhand dresser painted coral pink (image from here)
  6. Bentwood Rocker – $15 secondhand (image from here)
  7. Anthropologie Rose Landscape Shade – $98 (I would try to DIY something similar for less)
  8. Z Gallerie Lemon Gelato Frames 
  9. Yellow Suzani Pillow Cover from Etsy – $19
  10. Waverly Modern Essentials Fabric, Fun Floret in Licorice – $12/yd

A lot of things would have been pretty similar, with the exception of all the PINK. I’ve been dying to paint something a perfect shade of orangey pink for months and months and a little girl’s room would have been the perfect opportunity. Yellow is kind of my favorite color of the year and I love it paired with coral and gray. So pretty. And those poufs! I made a bunch once for a bridal shower and they were super easy. A collection of them in similar shades would be beautiful hanging above the crib, but it just seemed a little too girly for me to carry the idea into Jack’s room. I’d bring more punches of coral and yellow in with fabrics and accessories, but just like In Jack’s room I’d avoid anything too obviously baby-fied so that the room could more easily keep up with the times (I’ve heard they grow up fast).

Nick and I definitely plan on having more kids, so maybe I’ll get to put this plan into action someday. For now, I’m totally thrilled about the little man scheduled to arrive in about 14 weeks (and believe me, I’m counting them down). If you missed it before, you can check out my plans for his room here. Now, to actually get started…

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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9 responses to Alternate Universe Girl Nursery

  1. I love the coral and yellow!

  2. Are you looking for a crib still? I have a friend whose giving one away and it looks a lot like the one you have here in the picture.

  3. In fact, it is the exact crib! I just messaged her to see if she still has it… just in case you’re interested.

  4. I love your coral and yellow. I like many shades of pink as long as it isn’t that disgusting Barbie pink that you see as you walk through the little girl’s section of a toy store. Your little girl room is cute.

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap April 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      I agree, pink can easily go very, very wrong, but it can go oh so right as well.

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