This picture just happened to be one of the pictures I consistently went back to, and as soon as I showed it to B, he totally agreed that it was perfect for our nursery. What's funny is that it's actually the blogger's son's room!! I love that it's traditional, clean, and with just a few accents it can be perfect for a boy or girl.
Now, some of you will say that this is totally a baby's boy room, and I can see that for sure. However, B and I adore the color blue, love the classic white furniture, and the lattice work on the accent wall is soooo cute. B and I both think that it needs some cute accents for it to be made a little more girly, so we are adding a white, slightly ruffle-y bedskirt to the bottom of our crib, we are trying to find a white ornate 8x10 picture frame to frame a monogram over the crib, and our shelves will have pegs below them so that we can hang a white or light pink classic (probably smocked) dress.
We have picked out a white chenille rocker for the room (scotchguarded of course!) and are looking for a white toybox. While the dresser looks fantastic in this room, we have made the bold choice to add one big pop of color and instead will be going with this if it's a girl..........
Doesn't that pink accent dresser just pop against those blue beds? It's just the perfect amount of girly! I think with the few other small girly details (like a pink grosgrain ribbon holding up the monogrammed frame)the typical light blue and white all boy nursery will be able to be transformed into a sweet, perfectly appropriate girls room.
If the baby is a boy, the dresser is going to be fire engine red and the monogram will have a red bow for it's pops of color, just in case you're wondering!
We have sanded the dresser down and are going to give it one coat of white paint and primer all in one. Once the baby arrives and the parental units come to stay with us, we're going to have one of the grandfathers paint it the appropriate color. It'll be a good job to keep them busy!
If any of you have any great nursery suggestions or other ideas, I'd love to hear them! Also, if you have any recommendations on where to find a darling sheep rocker like the one in the first picture, let me know. If you hate everything above and think I'm completely crazy, it's cool- just don't let me know :)