Name: Lucy (6 months)
Location: Abbotsford, Canada
Lucy’s nursery was something that, like many new moms, I was so very excited to do. I vowed that I wouldn’t do a pink nursery…but apparently that turned out to be almost impossible for me. My inspiration point was an illustration I did a few years back of some birds.
My inspiration point was an illustration I did a few years back of some birds. I knew that I wanted the room to be light feeling since it was so small, so I decided to keep as much as possible (and practical) white and accent in colour where I could. We were on a pretty small budget for the room. In fact, the only thing that was really bought was the crib (we even got the mattress for free!) Almost everything else was free/loaned/already owned/handmade.
- The mobile was the cheapest craft. I spent $2 on 4 sheets of felt, and $2 on some wooden dowels and made it in an afternoon.
- One of my favourite things in the room is probably the dresser. I found it on Craigslist back in early summer. There was no price, but it wasn’t listed in the free section so I emailed the guy and asked how much he wanted for it. It’s a solid wood dresser (that had been painted) so I assumed he wanted something for it, but I assumed wrong! It was free, so my husband went and picked it up that day. He spent a lot of time sanding and painting the dresser to make it perfect.
- In the corner of the room is the rocking chair that my mom used to rock all four of her children to sleep, now used to rock our daughter to sleep.
- The artwork that is above the dresser is all my own. The birds were an illustration I did a while back (and the inspiration for the room), the “I Love Lucy” is my own version of the TV show’s logo, and the song lyrics (Barenaked Ladies “La La La La Lemon”) are something that I drew out while our daughter Lucy was in the NICU for 7 weeks.
- We have a huge assortment of retro kids books that, let’s be honest, were never actually bought for Lucy. My husband and I may or may not have always had a soft spot for vintage kids stuff. Notice the My Little Pony below (one of *many*, that I’ve been collecting for a while) as well as the Care Bears that were given to Lucy by a friend.
- The bunny was something I made for Lucy when I was pregnant. It started as a joke between Dave and I (“Everybunny loves Lucy!”), and turned into a cute little toy. And lastly, I couldn’t leave out my sock monkeys that I made, Rockford Bernstein and his wife Lola and their pet sock elephant Richard Dean.
Thanks, Courteney! Readers, visit Courtney at The Titled Blog.