We’re off to the fourth week of the One Room Challenge and our black + white Scandinavian nursery is starting to sport some personality! Remember to follow the other bloggers right here or check out ORC on Instagram with #oneroomchallenge
We had the most marvelous Fall weather here in the North East and one of Adrian’s brothers came for a short cross country visit with his wife. We headed down to Portsmouth NH, where Adrian had his first few mouthfuls of oysters 😉 And because we enjoyed some gorgeous days, things in the nursery kinda got put on the backburner a little. But nevertheless, there’s progress!
We bought these pretty LENDA curtains from IKEA. I know how much curtains shrink when you wash them, so it’s super important to wash them BEFORE adjusting the exact length! Especially in a nursery, where who knows what may or may not happen to them over time… Crazy poop explosions or projectile throw up sessions anyone..?
After washing them, I ironed the six panels for 2 1/2 hours! My goodness that was a piece of (boring) work! Then I cut and sewed them to a perfect 88 1/2 inch length. Remember as you’re measuring things out, most curtains will get a little longer over time, just from their own weight. So it’s worth it to make them just a tad smaller than what you really need them to be in the end.
After an afternoon of sewing like a maniac and seeing the grey curtains in the nursery I was a little unsure if I reeeally liked them or not. Although the fabric is gorgeous and has such a beautiful linen look – and admittedly, I LOVE them now that I see them in pictures – I’m a little torn of possibly changing them out with the same LENDA curtains in white. But since IKEA is 1 1/2 hours away from us, this for sure won’t happen anytime soon 😉
Paper Diamond Mobile
The other day I worked on the paper diamond mobile that hangs above the crib. I always knew I would be making these paper diamonds, but wasn’t exactly sure on the color I was going to use. I had visions of whites, blacks, light greys or even a DIY watercolor paper in blue tones. In the end I simply decided to go with black.
When I proudly showed Adrian my craft project, his response wasn’t quite what I was hoping for: “isn’t it looking a little dark and witch-crafty…?” Okay OKAY! I get the point and I totally see what he was talking about. After all, isn’t it supposed to be FOR the baby? Well, I’m a strong believer that the nursery is mainly for the parents 😉 Sure, the comforts and safety needs to be created all around the baby, but the looks? Just for the parents 😉 LOL
To soften it up juuuuuust a tad, I added a few white and light blue pompoms. I love how they remind me so much of falling snow – perfect for our winter baby 😀
By the way, a full tutorial will follow at some point!
And that’s already it for week four! Today I’m going to buy some picture frames for a little gallery wall in the changing nook and I’m excited to share that with you next week! Thanks for following along as our little black + white Scandinavian nursery is coming together!