Copper Dot Nursery Beginnings

December 8, 2016 | Family, Nursery

Let’s chat nursery ideas.  I have a definite start on this little guy’s nursery, but I’m honestly frustrated that I don’t have it ALL worked out yet!  Yes, I know I have time before April rolls around and even longer before he’ll probably be sleeping in his room, but considering it’s my natural tendency to nest anyway, you can bet I’ll want to get his room all set up before we pack our hospital bag.

We always knew that the room currently known as my office would become a future baby’s room.  Aside from our bedroom, it’s the only other bedroom with a closet AND heat.  Nice amenities to have for a little one I hear.  My office is currently a very multi-fuctional space that works as my office during the day, but houses our elliptical, 2nd tv, and a comfy little settee for me to relax on whilst Hubby watches sports games elsewhere.  This is roughly where we’re starting with the room (on the rare occasion it’s actually clean…).

 

 

Copper Dot Baby is forcing us to uproot all of that, but I think I’ll forgive him.  The elliptical will be migrating into Hubby’s office, my office will (at least temporarily) be the dining room, and my beloved settee and TV (inside the wall cabinet) will head into storage.  I’m 90% sure that the wall color and rug are staying.  It’s a tiny room but will do the job nicely.  The new layout will look something like this:

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Much to my own surprise, I don’t have every last detail all figured out yet.  There are some elements I have totally figure out, some that are pie in the sky wish list items, and some which are just plain old up in the air.  Here’s what I’m thinking for the space currently:

 

I’ll probably add an element at a time to build on the space until it feels right- not busy or cluttered, but not a boring white space.  With such a tiny room (the main body of it is 8’6″ x 9’6″) it would be easy to accidentally over-stuff it.  While nothing is in place, so far I have the rug, crib, curtains & curtain rod, the knit pouf, and the brass mobile- which I’ve been holding on to for almost 3 years since I found 2 on crazy amazing sale at Urban Outfitters ($4.50!).  I’m digging in my heels a little bit about transitioning the room from office to nursery, so I’ll probably start replacing one item at a time until I no longer have a place to work.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this space turns out and to meet the little guy who’s going to live here!

 

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Curtains // Brass Curtain Rod // Floor Lamp // Leather Rocking Chair // Gray Knit Pouf // Stokke Sleepi Crib // Celestial Map Canvas // Hamper Basket // Vintage Dresser (similar) // Brass Mobile (similar)

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8 thoughts on “Copper Dot Nursery Beginnings”

  1. i love the vibes! i like the curtains and that rocker is amazing. / have you had the pouf for long? i was thinking of that same one for my living room but wasn’t sure of the quality.

    1. Thanks! I’m crossing my fingers we can get the rocker- it would be a huge splurge, but we’ll see ;). I’ve had the pouf for several years. Mine is actually from Target, but they no longer sell them so I can’t speak to this one exactly. The one I have is more of a rope texture and very durable!

  2. I really like the direction too!. The entertainment unit you built is super cute and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Consider keeping it in there for the first year – I’ve caught up on a lot of tv during middle of the night feeds.

    1. Thanks PJ!! The entertainment unit will probably be the last thing to come out of the room before I totally sacrifice it. Even then, I’m sure my iPad will get plenty of use!

  3. Love the mix of white and wood, new and old–I’m hoping to bring old and new together for our nursery, too (due in May). But I’m not a designer so wish me luck, haha!

  4. Good luck using an iPad…. you’ll need a stand and a table. Wiggly kid + iPad = dropped on floor. Better off using your phone. Or sleeping.

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