I have made a tad of progress (from here) on “Baby H’s” nursery and thought I would share. Several weeks ago, Michele from My Notting Hill mentioned a barn sale going on in Vienna, VA. Since I live literally less than 2 miles from this sale, I decided to check it out. And, look what I found…..
Sorry for the poor photography. My camera battery died after I took one picture and I do not have the energy to go back upstairs and play photographer at the moment! In any case, I plan to use this chest as a combo changing table/dresser. The black finish will go perfectly with my yellow and grey color scheme. (By the way, if you live in the DC area be sure to check out the Fabulous Finds website for their next sale. They had lots of great stuff at this particular sale.)
I have also settled on a crib and am just waiting on finish samples so I can order. I plan to do a pewter looking finish on this Corsican iron crib…and am pretty anxious to place my order so hopefully my samples will be here tomorrow! (Ignore the bedding in the photo below…)
Here are my fabric / rug / paint selections to date.
I am using a Schumacher houndstooth in “greige” for the upholstered swivel glider and ottoman. The yellow/grey Julia Rothman for Hygge & West wallpaper will be on the ceiling. I am hoping to use Stark’s “Logo” carpet made into an area rug. Finally, I am trying to decide how to incorporate these fabulous Vanessa Arbuthnott yellow and grey prints into the room. I love them all and am having a hard time determining which ones to use. I am thinking of trying to find a grey linen to do the interior of the bumper with one of these on the reverse (or perhaps all linen with a band of one of these fabrics). The room has shutters but I still plan to do window treatments….so they will coordinate. I’ll keep you posted once I’ve made my final selections.
And finally, I am working with the manufacturer of my dining room chandelier to try to work up a birdcage chandelier (inspiration here) that will work in our space. We will see if we can come up with a design that isn’t a budget buster….as I know the shelf life on a nursery chandelier for a boy isn’t terribly long!
With the angst over the impending move so far away from family, knowing that my little one will have a place to call home gives me some comfort!
And, on a somewhat related note, I will be guest posting later today for Averill over at Odi et Amo dishing out advice for new moms (as Averill is expecting). Preparing for the post made me realize how totally unprepared I am for my new man….who is due on the 26th (induction scheduled for the 27th). Yikes!