Did you hear about the cool Chase Blueprint Nursery Makeover Challenge that was going on between three fellow bloggers? I had been doing my part to vote for my favorite. Man what I wouldn’t have given to have had the opportunity to make my nursery into something fun and creative for my first born, or second, or even third born child.
When I was deciding on how to decorate my first nursery our funds were limited. My husband and I were pay check to pay check, living in a cute little two bedroom house that was at the tip top of what we could afford a whopping $450 a month. See isn’t it just the cutest thing?
One thing about my husband is, “he has an opinion”. Not just about sports, or what to eat for dinner. My husband actually enjoys being part of the decision making when it comes to decorating. From where furniture should go, where pictures should be hung, to what colors we should go with. One of our first of many hard decisions, when you have a man and a woman trying to decorate a nursery, was deciding on the theme. I really wanted Winnie the Pooh. You may remember in my review of the movie Winnie the Pooh my mother informed me I had a slight obsession with the honey loving little bear, my husband….well not so much
Our choices were limited since we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl. That left me with neutral colors such as yellow, green, or white, I thought bright yellow might look nice. A bright yellow comforter with sunshine and sunflowers adorning the room would be cheerful I thought. Dark brown wood floors, a beige accent chair, a fun border with sunflowers, and a sunshine wall mural. Can you picture it? Well our floors were light wood and not dark, we were renting and couldn’t paint the nursery, and did I mention we were on a budget?
So here my friends, is a photo of the nursery we created for my first born. His crib bedding was Mickey Mouse, a clearance find from Walmart. We did manage a border that matched the bedding, and how we got it up there and survived each other in the process is a story for another day. No beige cushy glider but instead your basic but functional rocker, adorn with a Micky Mouse blanket.