The Nursery Begins!

I’d be lying if I said the design for our nursery hadn’t been floating around in my head since I saw double blue lines on the pregnancy stick!

Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not having a baby just so I get a whole new room to decorate (truly ruly) however for me it’s one of the bonuses :-)

The to-be nursery is currently our study/home office/catch-all/junk room which has never been properly ‘done’. It’s a teeny-tiny 2.5 meters square (8×8 feet) which should make for an interesting challenge – both design and photography wise!

Here it is currently….

Blah. Blah. And more blah. In fact, I never realised quite how ‘blah’ until I just looked at the photos!

Some nice pieces (most awaiting TLC) though just a jumbled-up mish-mash of everything I have no-where else to put really.

And here’s the floor plan….

As with pretty much every other room in our home there’s at least one weird angle. In this case it means a standard double bed can’t even fit without the door banging into it – see, it really is teeny-tiny.

Based on the shape and size of the space I’ve already deduced that only three main pieces of furniture will work; a cot, a dresser/change table and some kind of nursing chair. I’m still a little undecided on the feel I wanna go for so whatever pre-loved bargains I can find will probably help dictate the direction.

Soooo, let the scavenging begin I guess.

Oh, and remember, we don’t know whether that bundle in there (affectionately referred to as ‘crazy baby’ for now – did anyone else have a non-stop kicking and punching machine?) is a boy or girl so I suppose relative neutrals will be pretty key – though no real surprises there.

Wish me luck (and stay tuned for all the coming nursery updates)!

  1. Awww… goodluck to your new nursery. I’m sure it will be fabulous. Your entire house is!

  2. Jenny says:

    I am looking forward to this next makeover Kristine – you do such amazing things and its great to tag along. P.S Congrats on the dining table, what a fabulous result. I hope you were pleased. ;-)

  3. Can’t wait to see what you create…. Planning to potter around and post pics of my two little ones rooms this week x

  4. designchic says:

    I can’t wait to see it…love the small size. It will be so cozy and charming!

  5. Melissa says:

    i wish our junk room looked that organised with some special pieces of gorgeous furniture!! ;)

    it is exciting awaiting anther little one…& honestly decorating a new room is a lovely bonus- lets be honest!!

    can’t wait to see what you will do!

    melissa x

  6. So exciting! We’re also expecting our first (mid-August) and day dreaming about the nursery was also the first thing that I started thinking about. I can’t wait to see what you do–it’ll be beautiful!

  7. Can’t wait to see what you do! I’m currently in the process of decorating a room for a new baby and a big girl room. I’m really excited:)

  8. Annastacia says:

    Congrats on the baby! I am expecting too and in the process of turning our office/craft/junk room/ dumping ground into a nursery as well! For starters our room was WAY worst in terms of mess than yours so you are off to a good start! Are you going to find out the gender or is this going to be a surprise? I feel the same way about the nursery being a fun bonus :) My husband and I combined forces on the nursery so it’s actually a Super Mario Bros theme (aren’t I the best wife ;) Anyways, can not wait to see what you come up with! I am excited to follow your journey :) (Hope you’re feeling good by the way!)

  9. Something tells me it will be amazingly perfect. Excited to see! Enjoy this really special time.

  10. NanaDiana says:

    We had the same sized nursery in one of our houses…and it was the perfect small place for a perfect small person. I can’t wait to see what you do with it! xxoo Diana

  11. Thea says:

    Ooh, how exciting for you. Congrats! I’m sure you will do the room justice and create a gorgeous space for your little one. x

  12. Shaunna says:

    Can’t wait to see your transformation, Kristine!!

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  14. Sarah B says:

    Whatever you do it will look amazing! If that is your junk room, where is your junk? It looks so neat and tidy!!
    Can’t wait to see what it looks like :)

  15. Thanks for the lovely comments girlies.
    Yes, I gotta confess…that truly is my junk room. Haven’t you guys figured out I’m a total neat freak by now?
    I guess that might change once this baby’s out of my belly!

  16. Kari says:

    I recently found myself at your blog and I’m loving it! I featured it at my little blog today:

    I can’t wait to check back in here and see all the great things you’re up to!

  17. How exciting Kristine! I am very interested to see your nursery come together. I just shared our pregnancy news yesterday so I still have a while to go before we start on the nursery but our room is really small too and I don’t even have the luxury of built ins. Good luck xx

  18. radn says:

    Congratulation! And I can’t wait to see the nursery!

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  20. How exciting! You are going to have so much fun decorating this room! I can’t wait to see it!

  21. The Moerks says:

    Oh how very exciting. I think a small room is perfect for a nursery. I can’t wait to see what you do.

  22. good luck with your nursery – its so much fun to do! I’ve just finished mine… just in time for baby to arrive any day now!:) must post some pics!

  23. Oh I would love to do another nursery but two down already and now doing toddler rooms… Planning to post first nursery pics this week. Maybe my ones will inspire a little something?….

  24. SHERRY HART says:

    I can’t wait and I am sure you will not disappoint us with all of you great ideas and crafty finds :)

  25. How exciting! I’d have 10 more babies to have an excuse to decorate more rooms….LOL!!

    Good luck and take care,

  26. Shannon says:

    Can’t wait to see what you do with it!!!!

  27. Haha! I had to laugh at the non-stop movement. My first was that way, my second was a stretcher and this one is a violent-all-the-time-kicker. So far the personalities match up as well. Good luck on the baby room. I just finished our “gender nutural” room and will show it all today or tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what you end up doing!!

  28. Well I’m positive it will be simply beautiful! Good luck with everything and enjoy (both of my kids were womb soccer players). I also chose you for a Stylish Blogger Award…click here to see!

  29. Congratulations on your pregnancy- that is fabulous news! My son just turned one and it has been the BEST year of my life. Decorating the nursery will be so sweet!! Can’t wait to see how it turns out:)

  30. I love the large two door armoire. Too bad you can’t keep that. What
    a challenge. Good luck!

  31. Oh my goodNESS, can’t wait to see what YOU do with a nursery! I’m sure it will be crazy good…

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