peanut #2’s nursery board

Friday, January 4, 2013

black and white baby room ideasI am in the process of wrapping up details on Peanut #2’s nursery, so I thought I’d share what I started with for the design of her little room.  Some things have changed, but the dresser was the first thing I bought (I was super excited, because it was exactly what I had in my head and I found it on craigslist).  An entire room of wallpaper was out of budget, so we settled on one wall with pattern and painted the rest.  I’m glad we did, because I think it may have ended up a bit busy, and I’m really crazy over how the color turned out and I can’t wait to share!  The touches of pink were a later addition because the room was starting to look a little too sophisticated.  I’m really happy with that St. Barth’s fabric because it has just the right amount of playfulness.  Chip says it reminds him of Dr. Seuss.  We are getting so close to go time – only four weeks left – and I’m anxious to get all the details ironed out!  I sent the artwork to print yesterday, so I just have to paint one piece of furniture, finish up a few pillows, and oh, yeah, tackle that ottoman project.

(If you are wondering, Vivi slept in her big girl bed last night!  It went slightly better than I expected, but not as well as I had hoped.  It will be a transition!  She is overall very excited about it, but had a tough time letting us leave her last night.  And she decided to wake up at 5 a.m.  I hope we can quickly get back onto a good schedule, because bedtime is normally a very peaceful and quick process.  The good news is that I was completely dreading naptime, and she nodded off in her bed before I finished the second book . . . which has never happened ever before.  She wore herself – and her mama – completely out.  I’m hoping it will help her realize that it’s ok to sleep there!)

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17 responses to “peanut #2’s nursery board”

  1. Julie Novarese Pierotti says:

    I have been trying to find that wallpaper online — got any ideas where to find it since the link you post is a bit of a dead end?

  2. Stacey says:

    I can’t wait to see how this comes to life! So excited for you 🙂 I have a quick question for you, where do you send your art to get printed? I’m finding it extremely hard to find an online printing services that would get colors to print accurately.

    thanks Joni!

    • Joni Lay says:

      Hi Stacey! I use a few local printers, and I’m always happy with the result, so you might want to try looking locally. It’s nice to be able to drop in, and also I can pick up larger items and not pay shipping. I’m not sure how competitive their pricing is to very large online printing services, but you can check this one out to see:

  3. Liz Dealy says:

    I’m adding you to my list of those with serious craigslist skills! Great find!

  4. Ann says:

    The suspense is killing me! I can’t wait to see how the finish nursery looks : )

  5. Heather says:

    craigslist question for you: what did you use in the search bar to find this piece? I have a hard time finding things because it is full of a bunch of warehouse nonsense!

    • Joni Lay says:

      Hi Heather! I would try these search terms over and over: “mid century sideboard” “mid century dresser” “mid century buffet” and “mid century furniture”. There is a lot of junk on craigslist, but I would just check every few days, and finally this one came up. I called them, and picked it up the next day. You just have to consistently check back, and eventually you will find a gem!

  6. Emily Jeffords says:

    How beautiful!!! She is going to love spending time in such a beautiful space. I’m so excited for you guys!

  7. Molly says:

    Congrats on everything! The nursery, Vivi’s transition… so much change. 🙂
    Btw we share the same wallpaper obsession. I’ve loved it since I saw it in an issue of House beautiful years ago. I bet it looks amazing!!

  8. Christine Dinsmore says:

    i have been eying that rug for awhile now, i just love it!

  9. Katie Rayburn says:

    Hi Joni,
    The nursery looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see the pictures. I’ve been thinking of purchasing the Empire Rocker for my nursery as well, but every time I go to a store that should have it (according to Nurseryworks’s website), it’s never there and they try to sell me something else! What do you think about it in terms of comfort and size? Thanks.

    • Joni Lay says:

      Hi Katie! I know – it’s frustrating you can’t find one in stores! I’ll certainly post more about it once I have been using it to rock and nurse a baby. I will say that when you are in it and not rocking, it sits at an odd angle – I think having an ottoman so you can put your feet up will solve that, though, and we are getting one to go with it. I love that the back is so high that I can rest my head on it, and it looks exactly the same in person as it does in all the photos. It’s certainly not a cushy pillowy glider, so you can’t expect that level of comfort – but it’s a lovely piece and works well.

  10. Carrie says:

    I LOVE the wallpaper! How do you like the Empire Rocker? Is it comfortable? I havent seen any reviews of its comfort/function. Id love your imput as I was considering purchasing it for my own nursery. Thanks!

    • Joni Lay says:

      Hi Carrie! I really like it – I will say that it does sit at a slightly odd angle when you aren’t rocking, which is certainly a drawback. An ottoman should solve that, though, and we will pair one with it. It is very upright, but also the back is very high so you can rest your head on it, which I love. It is frustrating that it’s such a challenge to find a sample stores – it’s really helpful to sit in a rocker/glider before purchasing! I’ll be sure to post more once I have been rocking a baby in it for a bit. It’s what I expected – just as lovely in person, but not as cushy as all the other gliders out there.

  11. Alyssa Stewartson says:

    Looks exciting! I can’t wait to see the finished product!! 😀

  12. Lucky says:

    Such a beautiful nursery for your peanut #2! She’ll be one lucky little lady:) What size did your mixed lollies print come in? I’ve been wanting to order a different print from inaluxe, but they’ve been on vacation a while, & there are not size details on the site. I’d like to get the frame all ready for my blossom print!

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