Elements of Baby Schofield’s Nursery
Nearly as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started planning the nursery. I knew I wasn’t going to wait until I found out if we were having a boy or a girl, instead I would pick things that would work for either, which is more my style anyway. But, where does one start? There are so many options! The first controlling factor was the budget, which is really almost as tiny as the baby himself (at conception). I also knew I wanted an area rug to cover some of the hardwood floors in the room and it isn’t easy to find an inexpensive rug that is also attractive. I looked around on Pinterest and on discount sites and ebay, but came up short (of cash mostly).
And then I saw this one at Ikea and ideas started forming in my head:
That is where it all started. From there I have picked a few new things, a few old things and a few borrowed. Here are the rest of the elements (so far):
I had a Jenny Lind crib picked out and then my parents found this one, for $15!! My dad painted it for us and now it is perfect.
This is the rocking chair myself and my siblings were rocked in as babies and now I get to rock my own baby in it. And, it is comfortable, I am sitting in it right now.
This blanket was one of my baby blankets and it just happened to fit perfectly into the room. I have always loved it and I hope little baby Schofield will too.
For use as clothing storage and changing table I nicked this dresser from John. My dad refinished it for use years ago, after pulling it out of a collapsed barn.
Here is some of the art work that will be hanging on the walls. My favorite is the piece on the far right, done by my friend Corinne Lee-Cooke.
A bright red door.
A chair for baby to read in, when he is older (a stuffed animal holder for now).
And plenty of books!