Designing a nursery

When we founded out that we were having a baby, I knew that I wanted to do a Classic Winnie the Pooh theme.  It was a perfect neutral theme and I absolutely loved the nursery set that was at Babies R Us at the time.  We took longer picking out the furniture than the theme/bedding.

We knew we wanted to get a convertible crib so that we didn't have to buy all new furniture once the baby grew out of the crib.  We love the idea of the furniture growing with him and possibly being used for his baby.  We also knew that we wanted something that was gender neutral and dark colored.  I think, at the time, we didn't know what we were having so we wanted furniture that would be great for either gender.  We had furniture picked out from the JC Penney baby catalog and furniture at Babies R Us.  I remember it taking a long time trying to decided.  We even asked our family's opinion and I had posted pictures on my Facebook page to see what my friends thought.  We ended up ordering our furniture at Babies R Us.

We chose the Babi Italia Hamilton Collection in chocolate.  We were told a year ago that it was discontinued, but it's still listed on the Babies R Us website (click here to see it).

When we were ordering our furniture, we noticed that the Classic Winnie the Pooh was being discontinued.  My mother-in-law bought the light and my sister-in-law bought the valance and the wall decals.  My husband and I went to every Babies R Us that was in a reasonable driving distance to find the bedding, wall art, blankets, and changing pad cover.  We were able to get everything, but the full bedding set.  One store had the heavy blanket still on display so we asked if we could buy it and they said that we could.

Was sad to see the blue and gold go.

The room that we chose to become the nursery was our WVU room and was blue and gold.  We bought a paint that had the primer mixed in with the paint.  Helped save my husband time and did a great job covering up the deep blue color with just one coat (my husband did  two coats just to make sure).  After the painting was done, my husband and father-in-law installed crown molding.  Looked like a completely different room.

We then brought the furniture in and started decorating.  We ended up using regular Winnie the Pooh bedding for the crib.  When we finally decided on a name, I went to Michaels and bought letters for his name to put over the crib.  The letters were white so, I bought chocolate colored paint and painted each letter.  I was originally thinking of putting baby Winnie the Pooh stickers on the letters, but decided against it so we could still use them after the theme had changed.

Installing the crown molding

I think we  did a good job even though we're not real designers.  I was sad to have to take it all down a few months ago.  It's no longer a nursery. If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers