Monday, September 30, 2013

We've officially switched directions...

So, remember how I was sooooo set on an adorable bird nursery? I had all these plans of like a zillion dollars worth of wallpaper going up on that ceiling?

I kind of changed my mind.


It really, really wasn't my fault. I promise.

See, the thing was that right as we were getting ready to make some final decisions on the nursery, Joann fabrics came out with a Where the Wild Things Are line of fabrics. was pretty much my favorite book as a kid. And, Nate and I are book nerds.

And all the names we've been throwing around have some sort of literary significance.

We actually pretty much planned on if Wookie was a boy, we were going to name him Max.

Oh, by the way?

(And yes, we are super geeked about it!)

So, while I've been swearing left and right that Wookie is a girl, I had a week or two where I was kind of hoping for a boy because I planned this really awesome, rustic boy room for Where the Wild Things Are.

But here we are, rocking an innie instead of an outie, so I had a mild panic attack because all the fabric was blue based.

THEN. I was visiting my family this weekend, and they had GREEN fabric.

Then my brain exploded in eyelet and lace and yellows and greens and sear suckers and chenille and I might have almost cried in the fabric aisle planning this quilt with my mom. 

And now, may I present, a rough representation of a baby girl Wild Thing Room.

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This room may also have been partly spawned by the awesome crown light at Shades of Light that I'm hoarding pennies for. It is so very Max. (Even though we have a Girl cookin in the oven)

This room is going to be a kind of abstract version of Wild Things. If you pinterest Wild Things nurseries you are attacked by all these bad ass murals and monsters and stuff and honestly- it's a small room. I want a little more light and airy, a little less, this tiny room became a jungle kind of thing.

We finished putting up the first coat of primer in the nursery this weekend (only took us a week to get that bead board covered...) and we'll start trying to get stuff put together in a timely fashion. We are OFFICIALLY 20 weeks today and I'm already feeling huge and unbalanced. The sooner I'm done painting that ceiling, the better!

Did anyone else get fun news this weekend?


  1. hoorayyyyy baby girl! I'm so excited to see where this room goes and I'm super glad you changed directions for something that suits you guys so well.

  2. Crown do you find this stuff?

  3. ooh, that light fixture! And the price isn't bad--I was expecting more when I clicked on it....definitely worth splurging on :)

  4. So cute! I love that light! Congratulations on the girl!! They are so much fun. Think real life baby doll.

  5. Love that crown lamp!! I want that in my bedroom or closet. Can't you picture this in a walk-in closet? Makes me feel like royalty!

  6. Congratulations! I love your new theme and THAT LIGHT IS GORGEOUS!!!!

  7. Three cheers for baby girls! I'm so happy you switched directions with the nursery. Not that the birds was bad, but this is SO darling. It will be perfect for her.

  8. I think Max for a girl is a FANTASTIC name!!!! You could call her Max, short for Mackenzie!

    The room sounds adorable. I'm not a fan of over the top foo-foo frilly nurseries myself. Can't wait to see it all done!

    Congrats on baby girldom!! :-)


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