Monday, January 30, 2012

Room for baby

We have a pretty cool room for baby.  Back when we bought the house, this large bedroom was painted with very random royal blue paint, but had a twee window that was so cute and a nice built-in shelving unit. 
It only took us a month of living there to get that mess primed over, and the gross carpet ripped out. 
Shortly after, I let Shaun pick the paint color (Behr Simple Silhouette), and it became sort of a 'man room' with my old tube tv while we saved up for a flat screen for the living room. 
My old futon set is not anything I would buy today, but it was very 'IN' when I bought it in 2000.  Luckily, I unloaded it on CL for almost $500!  I love Craigslist. 
In 2009, we moved our old bed in here when we got our TempurPedic, and it's been basically a random stuff/guest room since then.  Here it is today, with our living and dining room rugs on the bed.  See, random stuff.  
Check the difference the wide angle lens makes!  Love it.  We are not changing the wall color when it becomes baby's room, it's so bright in here I think the dark color works well.
The closet has some very awkward organization added by the previous owners, not sure if that is going to be redone or not.  It's almost impossible to get to the back right portion.  And ooops, I forgot about some blue inside that door!
My thrift store campaign style dresser will be the changing table, when I get around to picking a paint color.  
I love the ceiling light and matching sconce above the dresser.  They are stylish but still nursery-appropriate.  I just made that criteria up.  
I got them from LunaWarehouse for a great price, they always offer extra coupons.  Sconce here, ceiling fixture here
I'm looking forward to baby H having a nice big play area when we get that queen bed and huge tv out of here! 
I've picked up a bigger rug, the zebra is a too-small 5x7.  I found a brand new 8x10 of this Pottery Barn Henley rug (in Sailor Blue) on eBay for $300.  
Holla!  Now I just need to figure out what else I'm doing in this room.  That is the hard part. 

25 comments:

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Hard, but fun! That room is hugggge. In love with the sconce.

Find a fabric for crib skirt or crib sheets or curtains and spin off from that? It really helped me in our nursery...

McCarthy Designs said...

Bubs is going to love the room! It is so big and I love the colour! xx

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! that is going to be awesome!!!!! and i vote a fab peackock blue for the dresser! not that you asked for my opinion on that, but i am giving it anyhow. ;)

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

That is one massive nursery. I love it! I also love that the crib etc can go in one area and the other will be great for playing/lounging/reading etc and will definitely grow with your little guy!!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Dang, that's going to be an awesome nursery! I can't get over how big it is!! Ha, I thought ours was big until I started putting stuff in it - silly girl. :) And I concur, peacock blue on the dresser!

Deb said...

That's a great room - lots of space for furniture and playing! Can't wait to see what you do with it :) And now I'm off to check out Luna Warehouse since I need a light for my sitting room.

Keeley said...

I love grey for a baby room!

You have some really large rooms in your home! I feel like we're squished like sardines in our master bedroom... let alone a potential baby room! Very nice!

Alli (and Tommy too!) said...

Such awesome lighting choice. Way to go :)

Mrs. Chic said...

Great nursery space!!! I love the lighting :)

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

that's a great space, looking forward to the transformation into a nursery! loving the new rug and light fixtures!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is an awesome room - what a perfect nursery it will be! And so big and bright!

I'm really excited to see this come along. I am LOVING the campaign style dresser. Truly. Love! Pickacolor, pickacolor, pickacolor. I'm living vicariously through you. =)

Kerry said...

The room is perfect - looks nice and big for baby!! I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together :)

Maggie {Okay, now what?} said...

YOu have a nice big room to work with, unlike us. And hooray that it is already painted (minus 1 door).

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

I'm totally digging the grey walls for a baby room. Pink, blue and yellow are soo overrated. ;)

Mary @ stylefyles said...

EW. that Blue in on the backside of the door almost made me barf. Especially since my eyes were so used to that lovely shade of gray. What was Boozy thinking with that paint job?

That room is def. going to be a rad playroom! I like it a lot as the man-cave, too. I guess all good things must come to an end.

meryl rose said...

That will be an awesome baby room and I LOVE the color

Joi said...

So excited to see this room progress~! I also am thisclose to buying that wide angle lens! You are a great seller. : )

Angela of Fixing It Fancy said...

The room has so much potential and the floors and wall color are great. I can't wait to see what you put together!

EJ @ Not A House, But A Home said...

That room layout is so cool - reminds me of the room I had as a kid!

And that dresser is great! Stylish with lots of storage :)

Mary said...

My sympathies on the bright blue doors...I've spent the past 4 days painting over the SCREAMING red the genius prior owners slathered all over my bathroom doors. What were these people thinking?

I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the room! Nursery designs are my very favorite, I think.

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

That is an awesome room for a baby. And I love that you're keeping the wall color. Aaaaand I love your granite.

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

What a great room! and I'd kill for that campaign dresser!!! I've been stalking CL for-evah for one. and your kitchen is looking so amazing!!!! I love all your choices.

Morgan said...

Love the colors in here! That grey is awesome and the henley blue rug was such a steal. Can't wait to see it come together!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

THANK YOU! I'm so happy you are doing the babies room in this color, and not going traditional BLUE/PINK/YELLOW/GREEN. I've been oogling baby rooms on pinterest and other sites that are not baby like, but not too adult. Something the child can grow into. You do realize however.. as soon as the little one can talk they will demand some color that is child like right? I did it to my mom... begged for years for a pink or purple room - she had hand stenciled my entire room floor to ceiling... instead she just purchased me a pink comforter and let me cover the walls w/ posters. KIDS! ;)

Alicia S. said...

Long time reader/stalker :p. Just had to say congrats, and....I like your Buffy dvd sets..lol