Friday, July 8, 2011
The nursery is done!
The biggest project of the summer is officially done. I am so excited to have it ready and waiting for little Ocoee. I put a lot of time, effort and precious energy into the nursery and I am estatic with the results.
The theme is Eco-friendly winged creatures. Eco-friendly and organic mean a lot to my husband and I and we wanted little Ocoee to have a green, safe and healthy space that didn't leave a huge footprint on the earth. The winged creatures are owls, birds and butterflies which all are found in nature. Of course we had to throw a few moose in their as a nod to our own Alaskan backyard.
The bedding is organic from pottery barn kids and looks hand made. The main colors are brown and green, the inspiration from the window outside. Then I layered on pinks, blues and creams. The wall color my husband, who worked at a paint store in high school, picked out. It is called "blonde beauty" and is really the perfect color. It looks yellow at times, soft green at others all while remaining a neutral backdrop to the other colors.
Plants are around the room to bring the outdoors in and clean the air Ocoee will breathe. The crib is made of sustainable wood and the picture frames are made from reclaimed wood. The dresser is a craigslist find that was repainted, revamped and re-purposed as a changing table. The baskets are ecofriendly rattan grass from PBK as well. The rug is actually 3 different rugs that I attached and am using as one area rug. It is 100% cotton and super soft...as you can see from the pictures the doggers love it. The moose nightlight is LED and rechargable, made from BPA free plastic. The mattress is organic from Amazon. In the corner we tucked a towel warmer for drying diapers and warming blankies. It is an old gift from hubby on Valentines day when we just started dating and I was a southern girl in a cold city and he felt the need to keep me warm...who knew we would be in Alaska years later!
The closet is organized using an old file cabinet and bins I had around the house. I think organization is sexy so this is a favorite spot in the room for me. The glider came from Babies R' US and was a mother's day gift from the hubby. It is so soft and cozy in a warm chocolate chenille fabric. The curtains are blackout lined to control light and temperature and we have a blackout window shade covered by sheer butterfly panels, all from PBK. The shade is a must here in the land of the midnight sun.
Another favorite is the cherry blossom tree. It is a decal because although I can build a fire, hike a mountain and make a mean martini I am not the crafting, painting mother, but the sweet folks at PBK are and they conviently made it into a sticker for the wall!
In Alaska in the summer our windows are always open letting in fresh, crisp air and the sounds of birds and airplanes since everyone is a pilot in Alaska it seems. If Ocoee would have been a boy the theme would have been airplanes for sure since small aircraft buzz by our house all day long.
Overall this was a blast. I love to decorate and making a special place for our little Ocoee brought me a lot of satisfaction. Now all we need is her arrival!!