; World of Dennifer: Project Nursery - the bedding selection!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Project Nursery - the bedding selection!

Hi there everyone! Sorry again for being extremely MIA lately...at the end of next week my life will hopefully go back to being semi-normal. Our fiscal year (well the part I need to be concerned with) will be done & over with & I'll be able to breathe a little.

So today I want to share the selection we went with for Baby J's bedding! Before I found out we were having a little girl, I told myself that I wanted something neutral that would work for either sex. And I fell in love with lots of stuff from PBK's baby bedding selection, so I knew I wanted to go with something from there! Their stuff is expensive, but I had a 10% off coupon & they always have sales going on + I planned on doing so many DIY projects, that I knew we'd save $$ in some other areas. As I mentioned, I originally wanted something pretty neutral, so I was looking at this:

It's cute, but wouldn't have really gone with the walls in our room & I needed aqua walls - love that color! So I was thinking something simple and not overly decked out, but still neutral. Perhaps something like this:

I figured with something like that, I'd be able to do whatever I wanted with the rest of the room because it's pretty versatile. It's also pretty...well WHITE & IDK if that goes too well with a newborn, so I started to look at more gender specific bedding.

It was so tough finding cute boy bedding that would go well with aqua & that was not overly themey. I looked all over the internet & found only a few options that I thought were just okay. I decided that if Baby J was a boy, then I'd likely go thru Etsy & find someone to custom design a bedding set. Lucky for me, I didn't even have to go there because shortly after making that decision, we found out we were having a little girl! Lucky because I had already fallen in love with a few PBK baby girl bedding sets. My choices were narrowed down to:

So I polled my friends, co-workers & ask the hubbs for his opinion on which bedding to go with. Everyone was pretty unanimous in selecting option #2 - the Coco Dot bedding. I think it's because it has aqua in it & would essentially match perfect with the walls. But I LOVE birdies & the Kelsey bedding has birdies & the colors in it would still look really cute in the room. In the end I decided to go with... ::drum roll please::

The Coco Dot bedding! I think it works perfectly with her room! The quilt is not pictured above - it's hanging on the arm of her glider, but we got that too. I ended up going with this in the end because it has so many bright & fun colors & I thought it would just work better in her room. Plus, if I ever decide to get rid of the owl "theme", I can still use this bedding & just switch out some of the owl room decor. That's not likely to happen before we move out of this house (the plan is to be here another 2-3 years then upgrade to a single family), but just in case. ::wink:: So anyways, what do you think of her bedding? Once you see it along with everything else together in my big reveal post, which should hopefully be in the next few weeks (after we receive the curtain hardware & remaining wall frames)...eeek {it's almost October}, then I think you will definitely agree that we made the right selection!!

P.S. - later (like after I had already made my choice), PBK came out with a nursery line of their Haley Bedding, which would have also worked pretty well in the nursery. Check out this cuteness...it has owls & everything!! I still like the bedding we selected better, but it's definitely cute. :)

And bonus - check out the little GMU onesie I got a couple weeks ago:

Adorbs right?! I think I just created a word, haha! As I believe I mentioned before, we met & fell in love as undergrads @ GMU, so she just had to have something from our Alma Mater! You can see a little peek of her lined drawers there too. I'll post a full pic of all the drawers tonight/tomorrow with my weekly Baby J to do list update. Time is ticking away & we are so close to meeting our little girl, yaaay!

Wanna see our little one's nursery progress from the beginning?! Check out the master plan for the room, the first set of DIY goodies I made for our little girl, the major furniture all put together, my cute owl accent finds & my decision to do a understated owl theme in her nursery, my "owl" bean bag score turned FAIL, how we "planted" a tree behind the glider to read books to our sweet baby girl under, my easy peasy DIY owl wall art that I made using recycled greeting cards, the finished dresser/changer combo & crib walls plus a simple & cute DIY bow holder, her cute bargain bookshelf & the plans for the wall it's up against plus a simple DIY framed monogram, and the DIY Salvation Army reading lamp makeover I did to go next to her glider! Enjoy & 'till next time!


Allison said...

Love the bedding! Great choice!

Shanny said...

Awww great choice in the bedding, it will definitely go if you decide to change the decor! Love the onesie too =)