Saturday, August 18, 2012


Oooookay. I thought I new what I wanted to do with the nursery, but there are too many options and I am starting to feel extremely overwhelmed. My original goal was to do a Disney/Pixar Cars theme, but I'm finding there is a very, very fine line between adorable nursery and "I bought all these trashy cardboard cutouts at Walmart"

Here is what I mean:

Adorable Cars nursery

Trashy Walmart Cars room

So I moved forward with the softer, baby friendly colors in mind and found a ton of great ideas, below I've included a few:
Name plaque

Radiator Springs Racers vintage style poster (sadly only available for purchase in-park, or for a ridiculous amount of money on eBay).

Removable checkerboard border

I finally had the perfect nursery coming together in my head. Colors were going to be black, white, baby blue, and a little red when Lightning McQueen was included. I wanted the artwork and accessories to reflect vintage Route 66. And I had already found most of the items I wanted to include.

Then I realized something absolutely awful. The carpet is green, and the walls are turquoise. Here is a photo of our crib that's also includes the carpet and walls:

I can not figure out how to make this nursery work around those 2 colors. After spending so much time picking out the perfect stuff, I really can't bring myself to do it all again.

I've had vague ideas like vintage Disneyland attraction posters

Construction crew (bulldozers, cranes, orange cones, etc.)

We also have a few other projects going on right now. We have moved all of our 'office' supplies into our dining area. All of my craft supplies are going in the awkward pre-storage room in the basement. And we bought a new bookshelf and have cleaned out some storage in the basement so we have a place for all of our books, magazines, etc. Hopefully inspiration will hit me soon, only 85 days left until due date, and we have so much to do! And every day that goes by I'm a little heavier, a little more tired, and a little more uncomfortable. Not sure how many good 'lets put together an entire nursery' days I have left in me!


The Wirick Five said...

Paint the room. Problem solved. :)

meg said...

It's looking good so far. Just Disney it up. :)