Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nursery: Step 1

I've already thrown out there that Puff and I have decided on this white crib from Babies R Us for the nursery...



But now comes the decorating the crib part. Following a lot of research and discussions, we've opted to join the "No Bumper Crowd" and skip that for Bimmer's room. Sure, they make it look more complete, but if there are any safety risks involved at all, I'm not willing to go there. I am certain I can pull some tricks out from up my sleeve to make the room look adorable regardless. Plus, you can't use the quilt with the baby for like a year anyway... so what's the point in wasting the money for a bedding set that you can't even really use? (Case and point... I found MY old quilt from my crib bedding last July and it's in mint condition. So, we still have that for Bimmer to use if she wants a thick quilt anyway!)


Thus we land on the crib skirt debate. I had been super gung-ho about having our friend, Rachel, from Rachel's Creations, create us a one-of-a-kind crib skirt to rock in Bimmer's nursery. However, now I'm a bit stumped on what to do. First, here are the two fabrics that Puff and I narrowed it down to...




He prefers the yellow, but since our walls are sorta yellowish, I worry that it won't look right. Plus, the pink stripe gives more of a cabana feel to our baby's tropical beach-themed room. The problem? Of course, I wasn't able to find any fabrics I loved at a reasonably priced store, so these puppies come from the fancy-pants designer fabric store. And that means they come with a much heftier price tag. And with all the yardage required, plus Rachel's time, it's going to end up being more expensive than something we could register for and have someone else buy. In fact, this perfectly cute and coordinating one from Pottery Barn Kids would be cheaper...




::sigh:: I know I'm just over-analyzing things because of the lack of a job situation. Even with Rachel making it, it's a less than $100 investment that *should* last us through Bimmer's use of the crib and subsequent toddler bed. And that is perfectly reasonable. Plus, it'll look pretty darn cute with this sheet we found at Target that is white with pink stars. As I've mentioned before, this baby girl will want for nothing. Even if she couldn't care less about the stripes on her crib skirt!

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