When we found out #2 was on the way, Kyle and I had the logistics talk. We ended up deciding that whether the new baby was a boy or a girl, the kids would share a room. Both of us had shared rooms at one time or another growing up and lived to tell about it, and to be honest, we didn’t want to give up our guest room / office. After we found out Fritz was going to be a girl, I started brainstorming decorating ideas.
Kade’s first nursery had a farm theme, which we loved since Kyle and I both grew up on farms and it was very “boyish”. I don’t have a lot of great pictures of the nursery after we moved to NorCal, but here are a few from when it was set up in our LA condo.
This time, since it was going to be for a boy and a girl, I thought a nursery rhyme theme would be cute, sort of a “Jack & Jill Nursery”. Plus I already had a few family pieces that I wanted to incorporated. My grandmother had made a baby quilt for me and it was nursery rhyme themed.
And Kyle’s grandmother had given us a couple of wall cut-outs from the 1950′s that used to hang in her children’s room.
Here is the result. The nursery rhyme illustrations are from my parent’s antique shop and I painted 3 frames that I picked up at the flea market. The bunting is made from the scraps my mom sent out. I had made basket liners and a lamp shade for Kade’s farm nursery, but I modified them to both to fit into this new theme. And the nursery rhyme nesting blocks I picked up on Etsy.
I was glad that the grandparent picture frames still worked in my color scheme, and the farm overalls were a great compliment to the vintage pink dress I’d picked up at the flea market.
My parents gave Fritz her very first doll and below her are the fitted sheets that I made, along with a few pics of the new white eyelet crib bedding.