When I was pregnant, we must have really been in the nesting mood. I think we changed or updated almost every room in our house! We updated our front entry, moving a buffet table and adding much needed bookshelves. In the master bedrooom, we changed out our red accents for a deeper eggplant. In the family room we sold our old couch and chaise and replaced it with a leather sectional. We made our old office into a playroom/guest room/office. Our older girls share a room, so they got new bunk beds and a bit of a beachy theme update. The purple playroom was now going to be the baby's room.
Our inspiration started with an orange chair we found at a second hand furniture store. It had a modern yet retro look that we really liked. It wasn't a rocker, but did move in a small bouncy motion since it had springs. Orange wouldn't have been our first choice, but we could work with it. I don't yet have the confidence to recover it, but that will be on my future to do list.
We spent a lot of time looking for baby bedding that had orange in it, but still looked somewhat girly. Easier said than done. We found some very high end sets, but I really wasn't sure I wanted a set. You aren't even supposed to use the comforter for the baby. I had also read reports about bumper pads being unsafe. So, I decided to make our bedding.
We were lucky enough to find a fabric that we both liked. It had an Asian feel to it with brown, pink, orange, and gold. I ended up sewing a crib skirt and valance panel, adding pink and white polka dot material and white ball trim accents. It was easy enough to find sheets that matched and a pink mesh breathable bumper. I also sewed a small blanket for the back of the chair and a boppy pillow cover using pink ric rac around the edges of both to match the crib bedding.
We were able to find the baby’s dresser on Craigslist and a changing table at Goodwill. We already had a two cubby shelving unit we were going to use next to the chair, adding fabric bins. To make all of the pieces match, my husband used a paint sprayer to paint them all a dark brown.