Friday, August 10, 2012

Indecision galore!

If you would have told me that planning for and decorating a nursery was hard work, I would have thought you must be underestimating me. But as par for the course, you would be right and I would be wrong.

I have struggled with every aspect of Connor's room. We don't have furniture picked out because a) I'm too frugal to spend a lot of money, b) I want to make sure we are getting the biggest bang for our buck and c) I can't picture what the pieces look like since I am unable to see them in stores. Since I am having such an issue with furniture, I figured I would start picking things out that I want to decorate his room with.

This started with the horrid chore of picking out paint. Oh dear heavens! First we had a shade of green, Inch Worm, picked out. I wasn't sold on it but thought it would be okay and sure enough, when we went to purchase the paint, I changed my mind. We are now going with a blue, Baby Boy Blue. Please say a little prayer that it works out of us. I know it's just paint but I'm so indecisive and I don't want to waste time/money on paint we hate.

We are going with a jungle animal theme. Real original, right? Well I love the colors in a particular blanket we find at Target and decided to with the jungle theme but concentrate more on the colors than the animals themselves: blue, green, tan, brown and white. I don't want his room to be a jungle room, just pieces of the animals here and there. Nothing over the top. Because if it goes over the top, I'm going to freak. And hate it. Which in turn will cause my dear, sweet, patient husband to want to strangle me.

I've decided to find "ideas" I would like to incorporate into Connor's room. I am thinking that if I start small, I will be more comfortable with the process of creating this perfect room for my little man. So wish me luck and pray that James doesn't recommend I need medicated (again). Yes, it's that bad sometimes.

For you ladies that have recently created a nursery for your little one, where did you make the majority of your purchases or where did you get ideas? I am at a loss as to where to start since I'm not a big fan of the products found at Babies R Us. They are just too themey for me (and too expensive). We did get a few items from Target but nothing to really use as a starting point on getting a nursery together.

If you've made it to those point of the post, thank you. You must be a saint.


6 comments:

  1. We actually didn't do a specific theme for Hunters room. I knew I wanted a tree on the wall so that's our focal point but his bedding was just basic bedding with a pattern that I liked. I don't personally like super themey, matchy matchy types of rooms.

    We actually got the crib and dresser from Costco, good price and quality. The rocker and bedding came from target and my husband built the bookcase/endtable.

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    1. I actually found a 3 piece nursery set at JCPenney yesterday and I'm loving it and the price. Hopefully James will agree. I love Hunter's room. I need to revisit those posts; I am not above stealing ideas :)

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  2. The only thing I knew I wanted for my daughter's nursery was brown and pink and polka dots. So we painted the walls brown and got vinyl polka dot stickers of all sizes for the walls (amazon.com). Instead of getting a bedding set (so expensive!) I opted for brown crib sheets with pink and brown blankets. I bought a breathable pink crib bumper and a crib skirt and that was that. I found a cute polka dot lamp and cute polka dot storage bins at Target. Furniture was bought at Sears. I just went online and found things that seemed like they would go together. It was much cheaper than actually going with a solid theme. Good luck! Love the jungle theme!

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    1. It can be really overwhelming if you try to do too much. We are painting the room this weekend and order the furniture. We will slowly get it together!

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  3. We didn't have a specific theme for Jaqs' nursery, I just found some fabric I loved and went from there. I gathered a lot of ideas from Pinterest. We got our crib from JCP...they have some very affordable stuff! We are really happy with the quality as well.

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    1. First, Jaqs' room is amazing!! Seriously! Love it. And the nursery set we found yesterday is from JCP and it's the one I like the best and it's very affordable.

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