Wednesday, July 20, 2011

nursery makeover - the beginning

And so it begins ... the creation of the nursery.

Since the Suarez fam was living with us, I haven't had the opportunity to start on this.  Honestly, it was kind of nice.  Now, I love rearranging, decorating, creating, painting ... I do.  But, knowing that I couldn't do it was a bit of a relief.  It gave me time to focus on other things these past few months.  However, now the room is looking at me in the face, screaming for help (and some kind of rug to get rid of that ridiculous echo).

Our theme?  In one word - rustic.  In more than one word - rustic, vintage, western, cowboy.  When people ask though, I always say, "Rustic."  Something odd happens when you say things like, "Cowboy," or, "Western."  People either start thinking OSU cowboy, which is a terrible idea, or Walmarty denimy cowboy, which might even be worse.  'Rustic' leaves it a little open ended and mysterious.

My goals for the nursery are to:
1.  Create a space that our boy will enjoy for many years before he thinks it's stupid.
2.  Create a room that I enjoy being in/looking at because, let's face it, I'll basically be living there for awhile.
3.  Make it cute and cheap!

We've spent time looking at estate sales, garage sales, and thrift stores and will continue to do so until this room is complete.  I'll keep you posted on all of our finds and progress with the room!


  1. so fun! i cant wait to see what you do!

  2. Love that theme! Have fun planning and creating that space for your little man!

  3. So excited for you!

    P.S. I have a furry denim cowboy hat with your name on it. Oh wait, is that rustic? :)


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