We repainted our walls and trim, repainted an old dresser, built a bookcase, purchased a rug/curtains/crib and filled our space with bright colors.
I used www.projectnursery.com for a lot of my inspiriation including color palate. From there I decided on a look that would be clean, yet visually appealing. Gray walls with white trim and crib it was. I knew I wanted accents that would grab your attention against the muted background.
I tend to draw toward modern decorating styles. I always allow for ecclectic, though. If there is any particular piece that I'm interested in I will always go for it, whether it "fits in" with my theme or not.
- Barn wood bookcase made by my amazing husband
- Repainted dresser from my husband's grandmother with new hardware purchased from Hobby Lobby
- Unfinished rocker purchased by my parents and finished with a custom stain to match his crib
- Fabric "Foxy Baby" bunting made by a good friend
- Fox and foxy baby throw pillow made by another good and crafty friend
Rug: Home Depot; shag rug that comes in a large variety of colors and patterns (ordered in-store)
Curtains: clearance/discontinued from www.anthropologie.com
Crib: Delta from Babies R Us http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10957612&searchURL=true
Bedding: white and gray zig zag sheet with white crib skirt http://www.babybedding.com/white-and-gray-zig-zag-crib-sheet
Vinyl wall decal purchased from a local sign mart
Various items from Target: ottoman, clock, navy mat, storage bins on top of dresser
My favorite item would have to be my husband's hand-made bookcase constructed from old barn wood. I had been going on and on about how I was needing a bookcase. I had looked in several flea markets because I was just wanting something I could repaint, nothing special. I came home from work one day to this amazing bookcase that will now be a family heirloom. I absolutely love it!
Don't be afraid to reuse furniture and involve your crafty friends! Also, take your time. I always get in such a hurry to get a project done, but this time it was really nice to let things happen over an extended period of time. It allowed me to find things in places I'd never expected.