Friday, April 13, 2012

The One with Brainstorming Ideas for Jane's Half-Room

With just 15 weeks/105 days to go 'til Jane's here, I'm feeling the nesting urge and am trying to figure out how to decorate her half of the room!
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These are my ideas for Jane's nursery so far, mostly designed around this pillow that I just bought from Linda Kay Matthews:
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ON THE WALL
I want to paint one wall exactly this color with this stencil:
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I'm still a big fan of the collage/frame look and I definitely love all the different frames/canvases/artsy fartsy things on this wall by Ginny Phillips; I'd simply paint everything to match my color scheme:
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I want to mix in a few fabric embroidery hoops:
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This hoop is already the perfect color, no painting needed!
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And I want to add in a few of these mirror frames:
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Super cute DIY stencil frames, available from the Delta Girl Distressed Frames etsy shop.
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I'd use the right shade of pink to match using either Jane's or my fingerprints and put this in a tiny frame on the wall:
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I'll add a few vintage floral prints in some of the frames. I found this image and soooo many other wonderful and beautiful and girly and dainty things on Nest Pretty Things Tumblr.
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What room would be complete without its own version of the IKEA ung drill mirror frame? I'll spray paint it pink to match the room.
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NECESSITIES
A hamper. I think white wicker would be nice.
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A diaper pail. Boring. But we gotta have one since the dumpster is all the way outside. We have the blue one for Fox and it's alright (I think smelliness leaks through the cracks, but other than that it's great), so we'll just get the same thing in pink for Jane.
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ON THE FLOOR
Still very undecided about what I want on the floor, but I think with all the different colors going on we'll opt for something white like this shag rug from IKEA:
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THE CRIB
I love everything about this Venetian iron crib from Pottery Barn Kids, except for the whopping $900 price tag...
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So instead, we're going to get this Davinci Jenny Lind crib for only $169. It's got great reviews on Amazon, it's the look I want, AND, it's the same crib that Vivi Charles from Lay Baby Lay has! (Pay no attention to the bedding inside the crib.)
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For the bedding I want simple since there will be a lot of other things going on. Light pink gingham it is!
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With a matching pink gingham bumper.
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FURNITURE
I love the blue version of this HEMNES dresser from IKEA for Fox, so I'd like to get a gray one for Jane and then replace all the knobs with pretty ones from Anthropologie.
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Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh wildflowers in beakers all year round sitting on top of the dresser? It would it would.
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The glider and ottoman that we got to use with Fox is still in great and working condition and we purposefully got the fabric in yellow so that it could work for a boy or girl. Done and done!
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MISCELLANEOUS
Gotta get a new Boppy cover! The one I have and used with Fox is blue and green. Which, sure, girls can wear blue and green, but we gotta celebrate all things girl! I'm working with For the Love of Joy to get a quilted Boppy cover made in the right colors. I can't wait!
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I just want to dangle some of the vintage barrettes everywhere :)
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The carseat that we have is in definite need of a makeover. I'm trying to get ahold of Sew Cute in AZ to see if we can get something made. 
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AAAAND, the pièce de résistance: I want to make a butterfly chandelier exactly like this one from Second Sister Suaviloquy:
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I'm going to call her soon and find out exactly what I need to make it, cuz this will definitely be the centerpiece of Jane's half of the room!
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That's it for now!

20 comments:

his little Lady said...

oh goodness, girly overload!!! and i love it!! and those beaker flowers are just perfect!

Virginia L. said...

Aw...yes, Baby Jane will definitely love all that!And I am sure she is just as happy knowing that you and Chris (and Fox, of course) will cherish her forever!! I love the candy-like inspiration here....just amazing :) Thanks for the treat!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! There's a LOT to think about when having a kid! Who knew? I love all the designs and prints on the fabrics...and I LOVE those white frames with the white dresser/furniture piece. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with Baby Jane's room!!! <3

Dassow Mommy said...

Love, love, love the dresser hardware! But I would recommend rethinking moving your room into the dining room. A couple needs some privacy and the kids sharing for a year doesn't sound so bad. You can still decorate half the room for Jane and half for Fox. Just my two cents that you are free to ignore.

teacher jessy said...

Wow there are tons of beautiful inspiration!! Love that it's girly and yet classy at the same time!! Adore that beautiful name :)

Lucia said...

oh wow, this is so amazing! so many great ideas, so inspirational, full of great colors! love it so so much Paige!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

your excitement is contagious!! how fun, all the ideas you have, love that crib!! I had lots of ideas too when my daughter was a baby but we were renting and I couldn't do much with the brown walls and carpet...now we have our own home, and she's 12 and won't let me do a thing!! lol...I love that butterfly chandelier too, amazing!! April is an amazing artist :)

Breakfast at the Zemke's said...

I love all this, her room is gonna be so adorable! I have that ikea rug in my little guy's nursery, I love it!

Allyssa

Carolyn Taylor said...

The quilt I made for Jane will be perfect for her. The back is pink gingham!

Mdegraeve said...

Wow that is some major creativity going on! I hope Fox's room is huge! your gonna need alot space for all those goodies:)
can't wait to see it finished.
-Blessings

Kristin said...

i loved putting scarlett's room together! girl decorations are so much fun. i made a simpler version of a butterfly mobile...let me know if you need any help :) PS—that boppy cover is so cute!

here's some photos of the one i did:
http://www.ontobaby.com/2011/11/scarletts-gray-and-pink-nursery/

Chris said...

That is lots of some!

Behind the Mist Trilogy said...

We had a jenny lynn crib...and still do! I LOVE The fabric embroidery hop idea!

Eliz Gardner said...

Wow! This is going to be THE most stunning half-room either. I can't wait to see the photos as it all comes together....and then can you help me do one for my baby on board? ;)

*reyanna klein* said...

Love all this stuff! You've got some great ideas in mind! Can't wait to see the finished product! :-)

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

and this is why I'm glad I had a boy :) All that pink is making me nasious but it's pretty... :)

Dassow Mommy said...

One more thing: we got the SOFTEST rug at Tuesday Morning. It's a white shag and cost about $150. HIGHLY recommended. It's not on their website, but if there's a store near you -- check it out.

Jen said...

Ohmigod! You're making me want a girl! I'm only 11 weeks so it's still awhile before I know if boy #3 or girl #1 is joining our family.
My youngest is a month older than Fox. Now this baby will be a few months younger than Jane.

Jinny Newlin said...

Looks like you're all set to go, girl! How exciting! LOVE that chandelier and all those gorgeous quilted things! And both of my babies had that same Jenny Lind crib. Had to have it! I got it brand new for $90, and I'll never part with it. My grandbabies are going to sleep in it someday ;).