OCN: Which is your favorite piece of the room? That one you could not live without!
|A little TLC turned this second hand vintage dresser into
a beautiful and very useful changing table
OCN: Which piece was a bargain? Which one was a splurge?
|At a $100, this beautiful second hand crib was the ‘splurge’.
Mama Colleen sew the bedskirt herself.
|This beautiful bedding made by Seams Sew Perfect,
little Brennan’s grandma.
CA: My mother-in-law is a master seamstress. We came up with a bumper design and she custom matched the thread in the embroidery to the paint colors. I took on the challenge of making the crib skirt myself. I do a lot of needle crafts, but not too much sewing, so sewing projects definitely tend to challenge me more. I managed to produce a nice looking pleated crib skirt in some awesome, room matching fabric.
|This corner cabinet is actually a built-in.
It is the perfect place to hold beautiful mementos.
|We are in ‘awe’ with this keepsake box.
The casted baby feet makes it perfect!
CA: This is the most cherished item in the whole room, mostly because of the precious feet. To make the feet, we used supplies purchased from Casting Keepsakes. We used our materials to make the casts of Brennan’s hand and feet while we were in the hospital, the same day he was born! Those feet are exact replicas of about 16 hour old feet! I painted them with a pearlized white paint and mounted them in the frame. Our frame also houses Brennan’s and my hospital bracelets, his umbilical cord clip, the bottle cap from the bottle of celebratory sparkling cider we shared in the hospital, his birth announcement, and one of his first burp rags.
CA: Just because you are doing a gender neutral nursery, it doesn’t have to be boring! So many are the typical pastel yellow or green with bears or ducks. You can still spice it up and make it fun! By using bright colors, you can make the room more visually stimulating for your baby, as well as making it a space you’ll love to be in. Bright themes tend to grow well with the child and may fit your toddler, grade-schooler or even teenager! I could definitely see Brennan’s nursery being a teen’s room!