Sunday, 22 January 2012

Nursery shelves

I also put up a couple of floating shelves today, above the changing table so that we'll have more space for  storage for baby "things". We're going to get a night light up on them at some point soon too.

I took a few more photos of the blind, shelves and changing table so you can all see how the rest of the nursery is coming along.

Nursery Blind

We've never had a blind up in the spare room as we always figured we'd wait it became a nursery and choose something appropriate for a child.

Lu found the fabric on Etsy and then Caroline found the manufacturer in Japan and then Lu finally found a supplier in the US, called Hawthorn Threads. The fabric is called Tiny Elephants in Ivory on Slate Grey. We had some mini pillows made up too, as you can see above.

The blind was made up by Milners in Ashtead who have made all our other blinds, and done a great job. I put it up today and it is going to tie in well with all the other elephant themed elements in the nursery.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Changing Table

This arrived earlier this week and once I'd pulled it out it was clear this was a weekend job!

Spent yesterday and today putting it together with Lu's help, mostly because we've been out and about, but the Hanworth changing table which is also from East Coast Nursery was fairly easy to build.

So we pretty much have all the furniture for the room now, I just need to put some shelves up above the changing table. That's a job for another day.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Nursery Cot

So our second cot has finally been delivered. The first one was dropped during delivery (no thanks to Yodel) so I'm glad we were able to get a replacement somewhere else.

I've assembled the cot but I needed a degree to do it! It's an Anna Cot from East Coast Nursery. It wasn't that bad actually but the instructions were crap.

More nursery posts to come soon.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Picture Wall

Finally got around to putting up our picture frames on the dining room wall.

They have been sitting in the understairs cupboard for months now while we decided on the pictures and orientation of each one.

This was something I saw in a bar in London quite a few years ago. That was all different frame shapes and sizes though and I always wanted to do it in the house. We've gone for a travel theme initially, though I suspect this will change over time.

Overall I'm happy with how it worked out, may even add an additional row of pictures below at a later stage.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Nursery mirror

So apparently we're going to be having a baby soon, so we've started getting the nursery ready for the impending arrival of Peanut.

I know there haven't been many posts recently, this will soon be rectified. Without further ado, we thought it would be good if Peanut could see him/herself so I've put in a mirror.

It's still hanging 2 days later so I must have done something right!