Hurrah! The nursery is all ready!
Here is the before photo - it doesn't quite do justice to the truly terrifying lime green walls, navy carpet and egg yolk cutains, but believe me, it was quite a sight .....
And here are the after shots...
As we don't know what flavour The Bean will be, we had to stick to neutral colours - plus, it wasn't long ago that I'd initially decorated for spare room/sewing room purposes - hence the slightly grown-up wall paper choice, but I think it works okay for a little person too and am really pleased with how the woodland theme turned out. I was a bit worried there might be too many "eyes" in the room but I'm hoping the baby will feel looked after by his/her foresty friends rather than being watched!
Recognize the curtains? Yep, they're the ones from my 2nd ever post - okay, so they didn't make it to a bag, but they were the perfect mix of big, busy pattern and sunny colour to add a bit of fun and warmth to the window.
I'm not looking forward to the sleepless nights, but I am looking forward to wrapping myself and the baby up in the crochet blanket of camden squares that (finished last week) and snuggling back into the vintage fabric cushion. The v-shaped cushion was a kind donation which I re-covered in a pretty brushed cotton of little brown and beige flowers.
The hedgehog mobile is one of my favourite things about this room! It's from Flensted Mobiles and was a gift from the fabulous American Aunties (aka the Boston based ladies at work) and moves with such a lovely gentle glide. I re-lined the wicker baskets and am planning to use one for toys and one for nappies.
The hunt for woodland themed wall decals was a long one and involved a surprising number of scary looking creatures, guarenteed to give babies nightmares! Eventually I found two decals that I really liked - I used one as a main feature on the side wall opposite the window (see below) and the other as a cute accent next to the cupboard door. Both decals came from Holly on Etsy. Eventually I'll add some more pictures to the wall under the shelf to brighten things up a bit more.
The giclee prints were from a fabulous Etsian artist based in New Zealand called Sugarloop. These are the first prints I've bought from her, but have a feeling they won't be the last!
The heart-shaped cot decoration was another make from the Catherine Woram Gifts for Baby book. And you've already met Archie the bear!
Lastly, but by no means least - here are the cot bumper and quilt cover that started the whole woodland theme. These are extra special because they were mine when I was a baby! Mum has kept them all these years and I'm so pleased that I get to use them now.
So now the room is ready, we just need the baby to go with it! I'm due tomorrow so the wait is nearly over!