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Operation Blanton Farm / Designing a Minimal Nursery

Part of me still can’t believe how much progress we made on the nursery in just one weekend.  Granted, everything was kind of just sitting in the room ready to go — but it was really fun to watch something come together so quickly after months and months of scheming, designing and planning.  It’s a good thing we decided to get our act together too, because I’m due on Saturday!

When I designed Wyatt’s nursery, I had a very specific theme in mind: woodland whimsy.  Um, yeah. Haha.

And it’s not that I didn’t like it or even continue liking that idea — but I guess I learned that I don’t really do well with overt themes like that.  You know, like: nautical, woodland, giraffes, bicycles, circus animals, frogs, etc. Even if I add a unique adjective to the end of said theme, like whimsy. In doing so, I find myself denying my eclectic nature and pursuing a more cutesy + coordinated version of what I actually like…

Does that make any sense at all?

I eventually strayed from my deliberately devised theme and created a space that  was much more modern + bohemian in nature — and loved it. This time around I decided to do all that from the get-go.  Having moved into a new house since creating Wyatt’s nursery, I had the opportunity to start from scratch.  My theme this time around was simply: designing a minimal nursery with a neutral color palette.  One that I thought would see me through any number of babies we decided to have after this one ;) And if I wanted to personalize it each time? The ultra neutral room would allow for it easily: done and done.

So there you have it. I wouldn’t say the nursery is completely finished: I typically give my babies crib sheets to sleep on, lamps often function better with shades and I don’t like creepy strangers to stay in the frames on my walls forever… ;) BUT I absolutely love how everything fleshed out.  Having a vision and watching it come to life in a physical space is endlessly fun. Go on and see for yourself :)

Note: I’ve included a few links at the end in case you’re wondering where any of the items came from.  If you have questions about anything I left out, just leave’em in the comments section — I promise I’ll answer!

 

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floral pillow, IKEA
grey brown throw, Target (old)
burlap message board, Hobby Lobby (old)
milk glass lamp, DIY
curtain wire (for artwork), IKEA
be brave little one, free printable
psalm 91:4, free printable
kapow!, free printable
adventure, free printable
pom garland, DIY
a.a. milne quote, free printable
to the moon & back, free printable
dream big, free printable
so rad, free printable
baby converse, Kohls (old)
batman, free printable
X, free printable
let them be little, free printable
what if you fly, free printable
crib, Amazon (old)
white crib quilt, Land of Nod (old)
geo print pillow, IKEA
white rosette crib skirt, Land of Nod (old)
dark grey bed spread + square pillowcases, IKEA
tan throw, IKEA
black throw, IKEA
cream cable knit throw, IKEA
floor lamp, Target
wall color, Valspar® Reserve™ Ultra White

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelley
    March 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

    This is adorable! I love the soft neutrals and the prints! Also, I’m just going to go ahead and request you do a post on the DIY Milk bottle lamp :)

    • Reply
      Laura
      March 11, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thanks! And I know! I was kicking myself for not having a tutorial ready to accompany this post on how to do a DIY lamp. Rest assured there is much more lamp making in my future… ;)

  • Reply
    Sarah Esh
    March 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Okay, so that milk glass lamp is brilliant! I buy our milk in glass all of the time… maybe I’ll keep one of the bottles and make a lamp too. Ever clever.
    The nursery is beautiful, by the way!

    • Reply
      Laura
      March 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Why thank you… :) Making lamps is actually ridiculously easy once you get one under your belt. So I highly recommend it! And thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Carla
    March 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I have just come across your blog and I love your philosophy about life, parenting etc! I’m 31 weeks pregnant with my first so it’s nice to read blogs about other parenting experiences! I love your neutral nursery, and the printables are a great and cheap way to decorate, I might steal the idea haha

    • Reply
      Laura
      March 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Thanks so much Carla! Steal away!

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