Pinterest is driving me bananas. I'm looking at these nurseries and wondering if it is worth putting in all that effort.
I was originally thinking of painting the room something neutral, getting neutral furniture that could grow well, not even bothering with a change table, etc.
But, part of me wants to go all out....I didn't get to do it with my first one, and I don't know if I'll ever have the chance to do it again....
I did and I don't regret it a bit. My son had pieces of furniture here and there that were loaners because we were broke. We had enough to actually have a full on nursery complete with dresser, rocking chair, crib, changing table, customized bedding and all the cute stuff to go with it. I'm really glad I got to do it the second time. All of it will grow well. I figure when she's older, her diaper changing table can be used as just a regular table to put things on and storage. I really needed to be able to nest.
I went all out with both kids. I love decorating and creating a space. I started around 20 weeks with both because that's when I knew their gender. Some people don't care or think it matters, but I like giving my baby their own beautiful room
My want to create a nursery came when my husband (who is apparently far more excited about things than he let on) came home with this change table I mentioned was cool like 5 years ago lol.
Now I just want to go all out and I've found myself searching all over the internet for ideas.
BTW - this is the change table. The part on top of the shelf above the drawers folds out into a change table, but if folds up nicely for when the child is older.
I'm gonna do it. SO and I want the baby in our room for the first few months/year.. if not longer :lol: So it does seem kind of pointless, but I just WANT a nursery. Lol.
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" My want to create a nursery came when my husband (who is apparently far more excited about things than ... [snip!] ... part on top of the shelf above the drawers folds out into a change table, but if folds up nicely for when the child is older. "
Awwh that's so sweet that he remembered!
I did it but I didnt go to nuts with themes or colours. I had all earthy tones and brought furniture that we could use as the boys got older.
I made a nice room for dd#1 and intend to do the same for dd#2 but haven't started yet.
I don't really like all the licensed character cartoon stuff though, so I just painted the walls a pretty color, got baby furniture that matched pretty well, found a comfy chair that looked ok with the colors, and we did kind of a vintage thing. It wasn't/isn't all matchy-matchy and it doesn't look like every piece of her room was from the same shelf of the same store. We have old watercolor paintings from dh's grandmother's portfolio, lots of stuffed animals, books, all of that. She's 4 now and we've moved a few times, but each time it's been pretty much the same. It's just calm, pretty, coordinating, and appropriate for a baby and a little girl without being all saccharine and plastic. I think it's perfect.
<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I'm gonna do it. SO and I want the baby in our room for the first few months/year.. if not longer :lol: So it does seem kind of pointless, but I just WANT a nursery. Lol."</blockquote>
Our babies slept with us until 6 months and had completely finished rooms lol it's just something I liked doing and wanted to have. I love showing off their rooms!
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I'm gonna do it. SO and I want the baby in our room ... [snip!] ... and had completely finished rooms lol it's just something I liked doing and wanted to have. I love showing off their rooms!"
That's how I feel, too. I want to decorate and have a nice room. Hell, the baby may not LIKE sleeping with us lol. So I need a back-up :lol:
We didn't paint the room, but we had all the furniture... 2 really expensive convertable cribs so they could grow with them, the changing table, dresser, everything. I hate that MIL spent all that money on the furniture, because the boys have chewed most of tje wood off their cribs, so they aren't usuable for the full beds they'll convert to. I hated the changing table from day one. Wish it'd been the dresser/ changing table combo, but it was a gift, couldn't be too picky! The boys got too heavy for me to be lifting constantly around 6 months, since then I've used the couch to change them. I don't hate that we went all out though, since they were my first children, but we won't be doing it again, if we have another.
I did a full out nursery for both girls, 15 months apart. I'm glad we did, I love their rooms.
We did. For daughter and son. Drawers, cot, change table. Painted rooms. Matching bedset. I made a canvas to match their theme ( dd butterfly's, ds cars boats and planes).
I love their rooms. I don't regret it one bit
I always do a full nursery. I LOOOOOVE to decorate and I couldn't care less if anything grows with them because I want to decorate a new room in a year or two haha. The funniest thing is I am super crunchy and breastfeed and cosleep and I could probably get by with like 6 outfits and some cloth diapers and nothing else... but I love the room lol.
I did with DD, it was the best part of preparing for her arrival in my opinion! I love decorating her room and she loves it too! I just redecorated her room for a third time right before we found out we were pregnant again so it was perfect timing! Now I'm going to have a blast setting up a new nursery for this baby! It's so much fun to nest and who cares if you're overly prepared for baby!