Thursday, February 7, 2013

baby girl nursery inspiration

My streak continues! This past weekend we headed to our friends' baby gender reveal party... And, once again, my guess was wrong... They will be welcoming a baby girl in July! I'm absolutely thrilled for them, and can't wait to add another little girl to our growing play group.

I actually pulled together these baby girl nursery ideas last week, but the days got away from me and I never posted it. So as part two of baby boy nursery inspiration, I'm back with two nursery ideas for baby girl W.

There are just so many options for little girls, and I was torn between this gray, lavender & white room with pops of coral pink:

1. White curtain panels with coral pink pom pom trim
2. Owl baby mobile for over the crib
4. Set of alphabet & number prints (with adorable owls for O's!)
8. White & gold dipped leg side table or dresser
{DIY project inspiration here}
Background: Benjamin Moore misty lilac paint for walls
And this fun, bright pink & orange room with tons of DIY project ideas:
 1. White floating shelves
{DIY project inspiration here}
2. Pink ombre felt-wrapped letters for over the dresser
{DIY project inspiration here}
3. Jenny Lind crib
4. Pink & orange ikat fabric for crib skirt & roman shade
{even more budget-friendly chevron print here}
5. Off-white rocker/ glider, found on Craigslist
6. Pink chevron rug
{DIY project inspiration here & here}
7. Orange monogram throw pillow
{DIY monogram inspiration here}
Background: Benjamin Moore Love & Happiness paint (in stripes) for walls
Which one gets your vote?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

found friday: target x benches

Whoops! So there goes my attempt to create a scheduled blog feature... 'Found Friday' bumped to Saturday on my second one.

But this does work to your advantage. My original post was going to include these awesome coral x benches, with swoon-worthy contrasting white piping...

I could hardly believe my eyes when I came across these fully upholstered benches at my local Target! I've seen a lot of great DIY projects for inexpensive x benches from Target or Sears, but all have wooden legs.

I love, love, love that these are closer to my favorite budget-busting Ballard Design beauties. Although, admittedly, with the lower price tag comes a less sturdy feel. I still think these would look great at the foot of a bed or under a console table... especially for only $70 a piece!

End of post... Until my sister and I came across a major sale at one of my favorite local stores, Post & Gray. Custom upholstered ottomans on Century furniture frames, marked over 50% off! The vendor was cleaning out her warehouse and had tons of different patterns, styles and sizes on sale.

These were such a bargain at $50 each (cheaper than even my good ol' Target finds!) My sister is slowly redecorating her living room, and these add such a fun pattern! I'm now regretting that I didn't pick up a pair myself. If you're local, be sure to check out the sale (it ends this week!)