Honey oak has officially been eradicated from another room. The future nursery is oak free which feels nice. Now it only lives in some random closets that I have been too lazy to paint and the window in our second story entry that I cannot reach. But I am just going to pretend that it is gone.
The construction is pretty much done and now we are getting closer to the fun part….decorating!
Some furniture has made its way in. I am in love with our glider and all it’s orangeness. Our color scheme is going to be aqua and orange. Silly me assumed that orange baby stuff would not be difficult to find. I was wrong, But nothing a little special ordering at a local furniture store could not fix.
And we set-up the crib in the midst of the construction. As parenting newbies we did not realize that it was too large to fit through a doorway once it was assembled. So we had to cover it with a dropcloth and paint around it. Live and learn.
The closet got a little orange treatment as well.
Is is bright? Yes….but I promise not as neon as the picture makes it appear. My new shopping weakness is also on display. Who can resist buying cute baby things?
Now to the things I am stuck on and need some opinions. The light fixture.
Because the sexy light bulb hanging from the wire is not permanent. Very child friendly.
Option 1: a cute orange drum shade
Pros: it is cute and orange and modern and not that expensive
Option 2: a ceiling fan
Pros: It is practical for a warm room and babies seemed to be mesmerized by them (or so I have heard)
So what do you think? Practicality or orangeness?? I am torn.
While you are mulling that one over, I have another one for you.
The original plan was to refinish both of these dressers and use the long low one for a changing table. Hence the changing table pad. (ignore the baby unfriendly tool paraphernalia)
But after we got all the furniture in there and determined that this was the only configuration that would work, I got worried that the long dresser was…well too long. And that the corner had too much “dresser” going on.
Not a lot of room in between the dresser and the glider for baby essentials such as a diaper pail, hamper, and ottoman. I was also thinking a side table was necessary to set things while I am feeding baby. Could get a little crowded.
A changing table that can be converted to bookshelves when baby is older a la ana-white.com
It is shorter than the dresser allowing more space for other stuff and it breaks up the whole 2 dresser corner thing.
So what’s your vote….dresser or changing table? And fan or drum shade?
And then we can move onto more fun things….fabric!