HOUSE PLANNING | The Nursery

As I type this, Phil is in the nursery painting a light shade of “Pink Champagne” (Valspar from Lowes) onto the nursery walls. In another week, we’ll be filling the room with everything I’ve planned. I guess that means I had better begin to finalize my nursery plans!

I had been stuck on what to do with the wall above the crib for quite a while. I knew I didn’t want a mobile, and I knew I wanted to reuse art from our apartment that hasn’t yet found a place in our new home (can you say free?!).  But how should I arrange it all? I didn’t want anything too sparse, or too cluttered. So when I found this cute little balloon light- I knew I wanted to include it in a simple little arrangement to give a minimal touch to the kitschy art. Voila! I hope it looks alright once it makes the transition from digital rendering to real-life.

The crib we are using was found on Craigslist for a great price. I decided I wanted to paint a thick white stripe across the top, below the chew guards. So I found some baby-safe paint, and now I just need to get to work on painting! I’ll share more on that project later.

Like my selections and want to recreate a similar look in your home? Check out the links below!

12 / 3 ($50 with invite link here) / 4 (create your own signage) / 56 / 78 / baby-safe paint here

If you want to check out the opposite wall elevation, look here. Since I shared this rendering originally, I’ve decided on different curtains, and moved the “xoxo” signage to the opposite wall. Other than that- this wall is all ready to go! Woo hoo! This nursery is coming together!

6 Responses

  1. Anke says:

    The balloon light is too cute! It’s exciting to see how everything is coming together now!

    • Mandi says:

      Yeah, every time I walk down the hall, I walk into the empty room and envision how it will all be. At least it’s coming together in my mind. :) Pretty soon I will be able to share real pictures of it, and I can’t wait!

  2. what great planning. You should do interior decorating for a living.

    • Mandi says:

      Thanks, Victoria! Did you know that I went to college for interior design? I worked in a corporate environment for about a year before I decided it wasn’t for me. I enjoy corporate design, like restaurant design, and retail design. But it’s tough to get a really creative job in that field, because somebody’s got to do the boring stuff, and it’s usually the youngsters like me. So, now I just do graphic design and really enjoy being able to work from home!

  3. Candace says:

    The balloon light is perfect! And pink champagne sounds like a pretty color :)

  4. val says:

    Ive been following your blog for some time now and i really love it. It inspires me to have pretty and simple rooms in my home :)