Chocolate Froth. We wanted to go with a neutral room color, a color that we wouldn't have to change as she gets older.
The biggest thing I focused on was downsizing stuff. I didn't want this project to be "buy more stuff," but rather reduce the amount we had, reuse pieces from around the house and only buy a few select pieces. I donated three huge bags of clothes, blankets, miscellaneous items. I gave three bags of clothes away to nieces and nephews. I consigned another three bags of clothes and shoes. I made $165 and counting selling old baby/nursery items online and $130 consigning clothing and shoes! I'm happy to report, the nursery closet is EMPTY! The only thing in there is a baptismal gown and some hangers.
We do plan to have more children, but I realized that I had to let go of items I know we haven't/won't use. I wanted to simplify. As a mom to three, I realize now that I don't need twenty baby blankets going forward, just a few neutral ones. I'm never going to use that Moses basket someone gave me, a themed nursery doesn't doesn't match my home decor, a baby monitor doesn't fit my parenting style and most of the clothes I've been saving are going to be too dated if we are blessed with another baby. I saved only the basics. While I was at it, I purged the boys' closet too.
I used the money I made to purchase items for Evie's new room.
The only piece of furniture we needed to buy was a bed. I searched high and low for the perfect white bed. I had a lot of needs for the bed. I wanted a full size bed. The ceiling is sloped, so I could not purchase a canopy bed or a bed with a tall headboard. I wanted a bed that did not need a box spring (to save money as we re-used a mattress that was already in the guest room). I ordered Pottery Barn Teen's Lilac Bed in white. It arrived and was NOT white! It was a cream colored bed that just looked off. We had to return it. A friend suggested Land of Nod's Jenny Lind Bed. I fell in love with it.
Etsy to arrive. The handmade tassel garland and pink elephant taking a few weeks.
hanging swing was something we debated, but ultimately was a birthday gift from her Gran. We thought it was a unique piece, even if there will be limited years of use.