Friday, February 09, 2007

the nursery

This was how my youngest son's room looked when we bought our house. Just like our bedroom, it needed new paint and clean white trim to freshen it up:







Another angle that you can't see here is the corner where the Peter Rabbit dresser stands.

This was actually my oldest son's room when we first arrived, because he was the baby then. When I became pregnant with my youngest, my big boy moved into his big boy room. The nursery just kind of stayed on...So the crib and its ensemble have been in place now for about 5 years. I still love to look in the room and see it set up. Big boy rooms are great, but a nursery is special. The gentle curve of the rocker. The little change table. Most importantly, that sweet crib and all its fluff. There have been many mornings when I've come in here, bleary eyed, and looked at it wistfully, thinking that I'd love to just crawl right in.

Soon it will be time to plan his big boy room. I'm not quite sure what I want to do for him yet, but I'm starting to get ideas. Stay tuned...

14 comments:

linda t said...

Darling... too cute!
I grew up in a home with slanted ceilings... so charming and cottagy!

Cindy said...

What a darling room. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Peter Rabbit dresser. I had some Peter Rabbit things in my son's room when he was a baby but nothing as beautiful as that. I love that you are going to keep it and pass it on.

suburban prep said...

so very darling.

homedaisy said...

oh, i love baby rooms. nice that you could keep it blue! i also noticed the "distressing" on the crib. my son did that to his crib and everyone would joke that he knew the look of our house and wanted to fit in:)

Lisa said...

I haven't ever commented before but when I saw this I just had to say what a sweet room that is. Where will you put the Peter Rabbit dresser now?

You have a lovely home. It is sad to see that so many people are doing tear-downs in your neighborhood. The same thing happened in my sister's neighborhood and people have built some pretty terrible new homes. HUGE house, small lot, no taste. My sister has a beautiful cape and they just finished a great two story addition. My neighborhood is historic so we haven't had any tear downs (yet!) but some people have added terrible additions (mostly before the historic designation).

I look forward to seeing other house projects of yours and the new big boy room.

Monogram Momma said...

I agree that there is something so special about a nursery. We had 2 becuase our boys were so close in age, and having just "taken down" the final crib and crib linens and all the beuaitufl baby things, It makes me so sad.

I miss so much, walking in and seeing a baby sleeping in the crib.

Lisa said...

Say it isn't so! They just grow up so fast. I know the new room will be just as fabulous though!

Lisagh said...

Great job... love it.

Jen said...

I love your son's room. And that blue is perfect. I look forward to seeing what you do in there.

sisters with style said...

Very cute room. It's true there is something special about entering a nursery. We are about to change my son's room into a big boy room too. I want to hold off for as long as I can though.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous room!

Kim said...

What a sweet, sweet room!

Becka said...

What a sweet little baby place. I love it. My oldest son got his grown up room last birthday and it turned out wonderfully. We didn't want to be stuck in a theme so I made one wall a gigantic flannal board with huge scenes cut out of felt. He has castle, pirate, and cowboy cutouts so far and can add more as he wishes. We places clips around the walls of his room for him to hang his art work on. He can change "themes" as his whimsy dictates. I will try to post some picture of it on my blog tomorrow.

jilly said...

Oh I love baby rooms!