The one downfall of not finding out the sex of your baby until he's born is that you can't decorate the nursery before he actually arrives. That being said, I have had a blast over the last three months working on Bebe's nursery.
The theme, of course, for our Baby Buckaroo is Retro Cowboy.
My favorite thing about the nursery is the crib. I fell in love with it last May, just weeks after we discovered we were pregnant. While this crib was more spendy than what we wanted to spend, I couldn't find another that seemed to work. In the end, we compromised, buying this lovely crib, and not purchasing a bedding set. Instead, I spent about six hours trying to figure out how to make a dust ruffle for the crib, using Michael Miller's Yippee Cowboy Retro fabric.
That fabric was the basis for the whole nursery, soft denim blue, salmon, and a cheery yellow. Grandma Connie made a soft flannel quilt echoing those same colors, which I've hung on the wall. The rocker is a hand-me-down from my Grandma Margie, and when I rock my son to sleep, I think of her. My mom made another quilt, which I have draped over the back of the rocker, ready for us to snuggle under.
The changing table below is another hand-me-down, a gift from my mom, who used this same dresser for both my brother and I. She stripped the old wood, refinished it, relined the drawers with cheerful paper, and found gorgeous metal cowboy star drawer pulls to finish it off.
In the weeks to come, I'll show more pictures of the nursery, in more detail. I don't want to be accused of being a mommy blog (or do I?) so I'll end the nursery tour here for now. Stay tuned for more!
However long the hours of my decorating labor, Bebe does not seem impressed. Maybe in six months or so, he'll appreciate it. But then again, he is a little boy. He probably won't care one way or the other.