In mid-June, we welcomed home our beautiful baby girl, Judy. After seeing some pretty slick nurseries, like this one that Color Theory painted for the Quirk family of What I Wore fame and this one belong to my friend Amy (AKA June & January), I knew that in prime keeping-up-with-the-Joneses (Jk, y'all) fashion, ours had be to pretty awesome too. So, here it is:
Let's start with this crib. I LOVE baby Juju's crib. I wish I could show you a photo of what it looked like before, but it was so ugly, I didn't bother taking a photo of it. (Oh wait, here's a new one, in case you want an idea of what it was like.) I found it on a local online yard sale site for about $100. That's $100 cheaper than the retail cost! It was really scratched up, and picking it up involved going to a house that was part motel and had too many dogs, but we did it. Torlando stripped the original finish, taped it off and added the stripes and color. He's a true champion of awesomeness. The crib color is Copper Patina 619 and the stripes are Green Essence 853. We used Advance by Benjamin Moore which is a waterborne alkyd, which is a fancy way of saying its extra durable and safe for baby. The wall color is called Lilac Hush CSP-490. It's kind of a grayish lavender color that changes over the coarse of the day. It's really pretty.
I love air plants, and geometric shapes, so I made this little mobile out of fishing line strung through brass tubing from the hardware store. I used a glue gun to attach the air plants. They're great because they only need sun and a water from a spray-bottle to stay alive! Unfortunately, I think this cost about $40. Not exactly cheap, since the plants were about $3-$6 each, and there are about 4 here, but it could definitely be done more cost-effectively.
This dresser. Oh man the dresser. It was a mess. A great little mid-century modern dresser with brass handles and chipped veneer. The only way to make it awesome was to paint it, and paint it we did. The chair? I wish we could afford that...but it was a shower gift. Still, I love it. It's so hard to find a nice, modern glider or rocking chair.
All in all, it's the perfect nursery for baby Juju, who totally looks like a baby dinosaur.