Dear Babies of the World,
After being expelled from the comfort of your mother’s womb, the least you deserve is a lovely little spot in this big world to call your own. I spent months compiling objects and creating pieces to make my child’s room just right. I feel like it is the perfect combination of my husband and myself, so hopefully our son will enjoy it as well. Allow me to share some nursery highlights with you…
When creating this room I didn’t really know if I was growing a son or a daughter, but I did know that I despised pastels. These factors led me to choosing red, gray, and black as the dominate colors of the room.
It was initially inspired by Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, but I didn’t want to take that theme too literally. I also wanted to work with the office items we already had in the room, such as the sofa and wall colors. Why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to?
I already blogged about the wall art I created, but that was not the only handmade item I created for the nursery. My vast internet searches didn’t yield the perfect penguin baby mobile.
I wanted one that not only had penguins, but also played music. No luck online, so I had to create my own. I purchased stuffed penguins from Oriental Trading Co. and a cheap musical mobile from eBay. I took the animals off the mobile and sewed on the penguins. Voila! Just what I was looking for.
My absolute favorite item in the nursery is the dresser/changing table.
It was lovingly built by my godfather, Uncle Tom, to my exact specifications. I purchased wooden letters online that he adhered to the drawers. Not only does it give the dresser a fun look, but it also will teach my child the alphabet.
I hope my little Vince grows up happy and healthy in his special room.