Although I haven’t blogged about my pregnancy, I’ve mentioned a couple of times that my husband and I are pregnant with our first child due in 6 weeks! We’ve been busy decorating the nursery and I really wanted to share it with you all. After all, it’s still styling and design right! Today’s post is the inspiration and shopping list for our nursery and I’ll be back with a full photo post once it’s ready.
I’ve absolutely loved designing our little man’s nursery ready for his arrival and although he won’t be in his nursery for at least the first few months, I wanted to get it all set up and ready for him. The theme for the nursery is balloons and clouds.
The items shown below are items that I have purchased for our baby boys nursery. We have been on a limited budget for the nursery so couldn’t afford a full furniture set from some of the popular baby shops at a minimum of £500.00 and to be honest even if we could afford it, I’m sure not I would have gone with one. We purchased the cot bed from Kiddicare which was an absolute steal at less than £130.00 including the mattress. Its a gorgeous colour and feels very sturdy.
For the wardrobe, we found an old solid wood one in a charity furniture shop near us for £40.00. Once we got it home, we sanded it and painted it with three coats of 1829 Acrylic Eggshell in Pale Mortlake Cream. It looks fab and I love that it is unique to us.
Finding a decent second hand chest of drawers has been harder so in the end I gave in and purchased a new unfinished pine unit from Argos which I am going to paint in the same colour as the wardrobe. I was going to buy new knobs for the drawers but with £15.00 knobs and new ones about £4.00 a pop, it isn’t really an expense I can justify so I am going to purchase some tester pots of paint in bright colours and paint them.
The gorgeous prints are from Showler & Showler. If you are a fan of bright colours and haven’t already checked them out, I would definitely recommend doing so. I’m planning on DIYing some of our nusery to save costs and these include a hot air balloon and cloud mobile similar to the one in the picture below and some balloon and cloud hooks made out of wood.
1. Kiddicare Sleigh Cot Bed Coco / 2. B & Q Colours Grey Hints / 3. B & Q Colours China Blue / 4. IKEA Cloud Ceiling Lamp / 5. Grey Cloud Bumper / 6. Hot Air Balloon Mobile / 7. Scandinavia Pine 5 + 5 Drawer Chest / 8. Multicoloured Rain Cloud Print / 9. ABC Print / 10. Hello Balloon Print / 11. Eames Style Rocking Chair / 12. IKEA Sheepskin Rug / 13. Mog The Forgetful Cat Toy / 14. Chunky Knitted Pouffe
There is always a chance that we could be having a girl so we’ve kept it fairly gender neutral apart from one blue wall which we can always paint if the sonographers have got it wrong… hehe! Plus to be honest I’m not overly keen on the whole girls in pink and boys in blue that so many shops seem to push on you.
So what do you think? If there are any mums or mums to be reading this, I’d love to hear about your nursery or plans for the nursery.
I’ll be back soon with a full photo post.