Girly Grunderpants

Yesssss. I can finally make nursery purchases… And buy those cute metallic moccasins I spotted at Baby Gap… And those headbands with little bitty bows. All the important stuff, ya know?

I have a different post detailing my second trimester and our gender “reveal,” but I thought I would share my nursery plans first. (Again, the important stuff.)

Before we even found out the gender I had created a boy and a girl inspiration board. Putting a room together is one of my favorite things—I may have missed my calling—and I couldn’t wait until December to start.

Baby boy would have gotten a room like this: modern + woodsy + organic, with a fairly neutral color palette. While I love so many colors and styles, this is where my head went when I thought about having a little boy. I was also thinking Jay would appreciate the paper mache deer head. Turns out paper mache, or any form of deer art, is not a compromise for the real thing…

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Now, when I sat down to create baby girl’s nursery, I didn’t intend to make it so… girly. I never thought I would actually use pink—how cliche, right?—but there is just something so perfect about blush that I couldn’t help myself.

Girl

While I have had a lot of luck with my initial design, I have run into a few snags along the way:

1) I’m not sure I’ll have space for any table lamps. I had two picked out and I kind of loved this one. Must find another place in the house…

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2) The fabric I found (which was perfect) is not recommended for children’s bedding. I’ve spent hours scouring the internet for a replacement. I almost gave up and created my own, until I came across this gem from Spoonflower. Thank you, fabric Gods. BTW, did you notice how good this fabric looks with the lamp above? I’m having a hard time letting go.

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3) The door knob curtain tie backs are not going to work. They just don’t make sense with curtain rings (which I had to use because my curtains were just a tad bit short and the next size up was too long). I’m a little sad about this because they were also adorable.

4) The frame/print situation has caused some serious decision paralysis. The first grouping I put together included a print I bought back in the spring, but when I went to place my frame order I realized it wouldn’t fit in any of the size options. Once I decided to give up on using that print in the gold frames, the 8×10 frame size was sold out. I could only find gold gallery frames at one other site, and of course, that site had to give me two size options: 8×10 or 11×14. Rather than just picking one, I decided it would be wise to figure out which prints I really wanted (and what size they all came in). Here were some of my options:

Precious, but not the right vibe.

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As much I love the floral print, I had my heart set on a floral crib sheet. I couldn’t do double time.Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 1.46.51 PM.png

Meh…the gold didn’t fit.

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In the end, I picked these three because I want this baby girl to be fierce in her beliefs, sweet in her demeanor, and to own whoever she is. #StrongFemale

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The downside: they all come in 8×10 and 11X14. So much for helping me make my decision…