Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reader Project: Nursery for Nolan

You may have noticed that this blog has a glaring lack of kid spaces within its pages.  Chalk it up, in part, to the fact that I don't have any mini-me's of my own and since I don't intend to, I don't really think about kid spaces all that often.  However, my not being a parent doesn't mean I can't appreciate a knock-out of a nursery when I see it.

I'd like to think that if I ever did birth me a child, my nursery would strike a nice balance between sophisticated and whimsical.

That's exactly the feeling of the reader project (by my friend and soon-to-be-mama Lindsay) I'm featuring today.  Say "Hello!" to Nolan's Nursery:

Some details on how the nursery came together from Lindsay:
"We taped the trunks of the trees so we could roll those. However the branches were all free hand. We actually got the crib from Wal-Mart. It was a package deal that came with the mattress as well!  Nolan's name is made from the triple-layer cardboard letters that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I then mod-podged on scrapbook paper to match his room & added some twine." 

Did you have any idea that Wal-Mart had such good-looking cribs?  Yeah, me neither!

I love that this nursery definitely feels like a space designed with Baby Nolan in mind but without all the goop.  Nothing here makes the room feel like a "Babies R Us" exploded all over it.  I also love the sensible solution to a changing table that we're seeing more and more of lately.  Simply take a dresser and add a changing pad on top.  When the munchkin is out of diapers, the dresser is still functional!  No more wasting money on single-duty baby furniture - genius!

Overall a very sweet and happy room for mom, dad and baby alike.   Great job Nolan's parents!

 I'm heading off to pick up a little paint for our laundry room.  I've decided to go with Castaway or as my friend Hayley so cheekily put it, "I cast my vote for Castaway!". 

Tomorrow I'll update you on the progress and share my tips on how to get crisp, clean painted edges on textured walls.


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