Now that I’m at seven months, I’ve got to get serious about picking out things for the nursery. I guess up to this point I have tried to hold myself back because of superstition and just the fun of knowing everything I have to look forward to, but I have also had the hardest time picking out what theme to build everything around!
I thought that we might just have something to build on when we thought about using Av’s mother’s childhood furniture set. It is all hand-painted and must have cost a fortune (and it’s a full set – dresser, nightstands, chair, everything – we’d only need a new crib). Today it would be considered shabby-chic, I guess…
Thing is, we did a lead test on it and it came up positive, so we’re not going to be able to use it! Ack!
Since we don’t know if the baby will be a girl or boy, we’re going for a nice neutral look. We have a fantastic mahogany armoire that I think I would like to use, and we’d just need to pick out some mahogany nursery furniture to pair with it – a crib, a dresser/changing table, a little table for a lamp, and a rocker (I’d love to find a big fluffy/comfy chenille rocker that I could nest in!).
So far, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at catalogs – I like the Land of Nod catalog especially, and Posh Tots has some amazing round cribs. There are *so* many wonderful catalogs, and this week we’re going to start shopping at some of the baby boutiques around so I hope to get even more great furniture ideas in person!