Friday, February 11, 2011

A new room to decorate!

OK, a new excuse for my infrequent postings. I'm almost 13 weeks pregnant. So half of my brain is being taken up with thoughts of baby at any given moment. The other half is trying to cover my non-in-utero family, my job and school. So a little crazy. But in a good way. Mostly. I fully admit that I cannot stop thinking about decorating another kid room. I've been reading blogs lots and lots and looking for ideas. Just as we didn't with Roxanne, we won't find out the baby's gender until delivery, so it's got to be gender neutral stuff. For now, I'm thinking vintage kid stuff, but in a cool high brow/not too babyish way. We'll be transforming the playroom/music room into the baby's room. It's tiny and oddly shaped, so even just deciding where to put the crib is a pain. The crib itself is a pain... We planned to just use Roxanne's again, but hers was recalled since it's a dropside. ALL dropsides are recalled. We can get a part that is supposed to disable the dropside feature, but I keep reading that you should still just replace dropside cribs. So far, there have been 36 deaths associated with dropside cribs. The worry wart in me says we should just get a $130 crib from IKEA and rest easy. But we like Roxanne's crib. And cribs are expensive... In funner categories, here are some things I'm looking at and feeling inspired by. Yay for babies!

We *need* one of these Queen Buzzy toys, since Roxanne has dubbed the new baby "Baby Bumblebee." On a floating shelf? Adorable? Yes. This one on Etsy looks lovely.
I saw a posting on OhDeeDoh the other day about vintage WPA posters (or reproductions thereof) being used in kid's rooms, and I love the concept. Ebay has a fantastic selection. I also love this one that I can't borrow an image from... It's not WPA, but I love the graphic on it!
We're also thinking about dressers, etc. I've been keeping an eye on Craigslist for a nice long, low six drawer dresser. Preferably a handsome teak MCM one... We could put the changing pad on it, which would be great in such a small space. We've also got to decide on wall color. Even though I love the color in there already, Justin thinks it's depressing. I say soothing. We'll see... At least I have a good excuse as to why I can't help paint...

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Congratulations!! A new babe on the way is such wonderful news. Please keep us posted on the room decorating. Take care :)

  2. Congratulations! This is an exciting time. I saw a nursery were a dinning room sideboard was used as a dresser. There was a pad made to fit on half of the top so it served as a dressing/changing table also. A decrotive rail from wall trim and/or a safety belt (are these ever used?) Just an idea. I say for secure the sides on the crib that you have.....And, thank you for sharing your good news. Keep us up-dated on your progress.

  3. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! I am sure there is a way to disable the dropside. I'd look into that before dropping money on a new crib. My daughter uses a 6-drawer dresser as a changing table, and I think it works great. I love your idea about the posters. When we did the nursery for Holden, we used a Woodstock poster, and it turned out really, really cute.

  4. Oh, by the way...I had one of the bumblebees when I was a kid. I had completely forgotten about it till I saw your picture. Talk about ancient history!

  5. Thanks everyone! I went ahead and ordered the safety kit that is supposed to disable the dropside. Justin and I are going to put the crib back together in a few months and see how sturdy it feels with the addition of that part. Hopefully it will take care of the problem...