I’m getting some questions about BG’s nursery, so….
Yes, we’ve started working on it.
Yes, the crib is back up.
Yes, we’re using Seth’s orange chair.
Yes, I’m using my Pottery Barn Bedding.
Because I hate, hate, hate the BEFORE that always has to come, well, before, the AFTER.
Especially when the BEFORE looks like this:
So I began un-toting and unpacking SO. MUCH. BLUE. STUFF. Sorting what is gender neutral enough to keep (i.e. white onesies), what is getting sold (I hope) at the March consignment sales (i.e. full Nautica crib bedding), what will go to my dear friend Sara (i.e. receiving blankets, unopened pacis, barely-worn sleepers, etc.), what is sentimental enough to be preserved and stored for years to come. And let me tell you, it is a LOT of work to flip genders.
So, the nursery is a disaster. But I’ve come to accept that, for now, and just consider it “under construction,” and allow myself some time and space to try out some things.
Which brings me to the issue of fabric.
Namely, the fabric I want to use to make her curtains.
If you remember, I had my grandma make Seth’s nursery curtains, and I LOVED them.
So, here are the current options (sorry, the fabric is wrinkled):
I apologize in advance for the quality of this next pic, but I wanted y’all to get an idea of how the fabrics play with the other textiles in the room (the bumper, and the material the crib sheets will be):
And here is another lousy composition photo of the fabrics at the window. Now, granted, they will be lined with room-darkening fabric, too, so don’t be too swayed with how the light filters through each print, m’kay?
Please keep in mind that pink and green are the dominant colors in the room, given the wall color and the bedding pieces, so I really want to incorporate the orange, tastefully, where I can, since I don’t want the chair and ottoman to look completely out of place. Also, I plan to do full-length drapes, in two panels, for the one window, no valance. And last thing to note…..you’d have to click on the picture of the bumper to see it in detail, but there is some blue in the flower embroidery.
So……go for it, Interpeeps. Tell me what you think.
The sooner the fabric is chosen for the curtains, the sooner I can place my order with Kim. Oh, wait, never mind. BG needs a color palette AND a name.
(Minor detail, right?)