Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nursery Decorating

Can I just go on the record and say it's absolute bullshit how expensive crib bedding is!?! It's for an infant for goodness sake. Every time I find something I really like I then find it's $200+, sometimes $400 or $600. Who spends that kind of money on something that is going to get pooped, peed and puked on? Not me. I am starting to plan out the nursery. I am going to go with a tree/bird theme. And I am going to make the main focal point of the nursery a big tree with different colored paper leaves, it will look similar to this:

I found a cute set of bird bedding at baby supermall on sale - babysupermall.com. Ultimately I will probably end up going with it b/c it's only $99 for the whole set. Granted I don't like all 6 pieces, but I love the bumper and skirt, so I can just get plain sheets and blankets for the rest. If I don't do that, I found this lady who makes custom bedding and her prices aren't too bad, here's one I like: http://babylovin.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22&products_id=62

I like the idea of buying from an independent person as opposed to a store. She has some beautiful fabric selections. Again if I just got a bumper and skirt from her it would be under $200. But then I found this! It's not available until 2009, so I don't know how much it is, but how stinking cute.

Unfortunately it doesn't indicate where the sheets are from, they are too cute.

This is my favorite bedding, but I can't spend this much: http://www.allmodernbaby.com/DwellStudio-Charlotte-Series-DWL1139.html

And just for your perusing pleasure here are some great etsy shops:

I spent all last night searching the web and am sick of it. So, like I said I will most likely end up with the baby super mall set. Then use the tree to plan the colors of the room around. I am thinking purple or aqua. We have 3 rooms upstairs, we already have an orangish bathroom and a green bedroom, the hallway is eggshell. I'd like a bright color that isn't too obnoxious b/c we do plan to sell the house as soon as I go back to work full time and the house market looks a little better. Whenever that will be!

On the baby front....my belly button is starting to kind of change. Ugh. It's flatter, not as inverted as before. When does that thing start popping out!


Just Josh Funk said...

I love the tree/bird theme. That's pretty gender neutral. You don't know the sex yet, right? Last night, here at my mom's, I was going through a box of old letters I had. There were a few from you and some other friends of ours around the time of Peter Pan. We were so funny. They brought back a lot of memories. It amazes me how quickly time changes things! Anyway. I hope you guys are having a nice holiday. Love, Josh

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Audrey said...

Take a peek at Overstock before you buy any bedding. I found a few options there for about $60. The set I really really like is almost $200 as well and I too think that's nutty. I'm also thinking of just getting plain sheets from Walmart or something and then making my own darned decorative quilt to go with my bedroom theme.

The paper leaf tree sounds like a great idea! And I like the sample photo very much.

Also - holy cow! Crib grass is awesome! Maybe I could make something like that but with waves..hrm... I mean, you just need some felt and stuffing, and then if you sew it onto fabric that would go under the mattress you're all set! I'm fairly certain the sheets are also from Boon because if you look at the design there are circle flowers in the crib grass that are exactly like the circle flowers on the sheets.

Mama Simmons said...

Yes, crib bedding is very expensive!! Cute, but expensive. I sucked it up and bought the set I wanted because it was "Aloha Baby" and has been discontinued. In good news, Moana hasn't pooped or peed on it yet... :)

KBULL said...

cute nursery theme!!! I didn't get a set as you don't really use the comforter anyway. As for the belly button, mine never popped!

Clare said...

love the tree idea! wish i was more creative! my belly button never popped...just got flatter and flatter...

N.D. said...

Why don't you just hint at people to get you what you want so you don't have to worry about it! I'm hoping people will buy us what we picked out at babies r us, but yes its ridiculous cost wise!! Cute theme!!!
And my bellybutton at almost 32 weeks keeps getting more and more narrow. I think it will pop, but I don't know. I hope not!!

Alicia Parr said...

Check Ebay. We found a whole set for a very reasonable price. I don't remember how much, exactly, but way less than $99.