Well, now that you’ve had a chance to meet my daughter, why don’t we jump right into the really fun stuff…her NURSERY REVEAL!!!
The biggest challenge for me with transitioning the nursery was that I wanted to keep it as gender neutral as the original nursery, but wanted it to be my daughter’s own personal space to have that was designed just for her (what can I say, I’m a second kid myself).
Here’s the nursery just before my son moved in in July of 2009 (note – the sailboats were eventually hung just above the changing table and did not remain on the window as pictured below):
There were some key things that needed to stay in the nursery – namely, the dresser/changing table, crib, bookshelf, rocking chair, radiator cover, window coverings, lampshade and, of course, our awesome FLOR tiles.
Keeping that in mind…here’s the nursery now all decked out for our daughter…can you spot all the transitions?
As you can see, I decided to go a bit beachy with this room, but not too theme-y in my humble opinion. Perhaps the biggest change in the room was the switch we made in artwork above the bed. Previously, the nursery had three framed travel inspired posters that I had pillaged from a calendar I had on hand. Now there’s a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S print by the amazing Irene Suchocki that I got on super-awesome sale from One Kings Lane.
Obviously, we switched out our children’s names – interestingly enough, I only had to switch out four letters. I also removed the vinyl sticker collage and made a much more refined, but still fun, display that coordinates well with the new beach concept.
Along with a couple new accessories and a DIY’d capiz shell mobile replacing the sailboats, this nursery transition is complete!
Have you ever transitioned a nursery?