Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nursery Madness








So, this blog is mostly for the benefit of Grandma Rasmussen... she made a special request that I post some pictures of the nursery. Grandma, if you ask, I will provide! A few notes about the nursery. Mom and Dad bought us the crib during my first trimester. I love cherry wood, so naturally I opted for the beautiful crib in the cherry wood finish. However, right before I bought the crib, a thought occurred to me, "Megan, is cherry wood just a little bit too regal for an infant? Do you think the crib in the honey finish would do the job better?" "No!" I replied to myself, "Jaxon will share his mother's love of cherry wood... it is the favorite finish of antique Chinese furniture... how could he not LOVE it?" And so I bought the cherry wood crib.
Now, lets flash forward a few months to when we began looking to decorate Jaxon's room. Originally I was thinking ducks... and then Winnie the Pooh... then my friend Ellie gave me a sign that said, "No, More Monkeys Jumping On the Bed" to hang over his crib. At that point, it hit me, "We'll decorate his room with a jungle theme!" That weekend we went to Babies R Us and fell in love with a cute jungle themed crib set. (To this day, it has been the only decorative item Chad has been really excited about. When we first spotted it he ran up to the crib and put his hands on the crib bumper and asked, "Meg, can we get it?") :) The only problem... the colors didn't look great with the cherry wood finish. However, we thought the set was too cute to pass up. We were just going to have to live with the fact that it didn't match perfectly.
Now, flash forward a few months more. We decided that we needed to buy Jaxon a dresser to go in his room. At this point, we had bought Jaxon A LOT of things, and the money supply was running slow. So, we went to Craigslist to see if we could get a good deal on a dresser. Anything we could find that was in cherry wood was super expensive. We finally found a really nice dresser in a honey finish. I figured I could just sand the dresser down and apply a cherry wood finish to it... no problem! We bought the dresser and I began to do research on refinishing furniture. To my dismay, everything I read said that a project like mine was pretty complicated and very time consuming. In the end, I opted to just have mismatched furniture in Jaxon's room. As much as I want to be a designer extraordinaire, I figured it just wasn't worth it.


6 comments:

WoggsandMouse said...

Luckily I don't think that Jaxon is going to care if his nursery furniture is going to match. I must say that I am extremely jealous of that awesome lion he has though! Lucky lil guy.

Melanie S. said...

So, the dresser doesn't match the crib finish, but it does go really well with everything else! It looks like a very warm room, just needs baby!

the sutton clan said...

I appreciate the credit for coming up with the jungle theme... but, the truth is I had asked Chad if you guys had decided on a theme yet- and he told me jungle... which worked perfectly because I loved that sign and it fit hence it found it's way to your doorstep. I normally would never buy a decor item as a baby gift- you venture onto sacred ground there- but it was just too cute. Nursery looks awesome... it'll look even better once you get a baby in there!!!

bakers dozen said...

Super cute room. Actually professional decorators say it's okay to mix match furniture as long as it looks good, and it does because of the colors in the room. I am also a cherry finish girl- way to go Megan. I need to send you guys an invite to our blog. Also, love the previous post about Lion King and Phantom. We theatre geeks make life fun!

Shaela said...

well you're right - the crib is gorgeous! and who cares that it doesn't match? it's your own little nest, and Jaxon will love it regardless. :0)

Cristi said...

I don't think cherry wood is too regal at all! I think it's clean and classy looking. Love it!