With baby scheduled to make his/her appearance in just eight short weeks, and with Christmas less than one month away (!), Hubby and I wanted to get the nursery finished with plenty of time to spare.  The thought of decorating the house, attending Christmas parties and get togethers, and painting/decorating a nursery was just too much for this pregnant lady to handle, so we wanted to make sure that the nursery was finished by late November/early December.  Well, this past weekend, Hubby and I finished decorating the nursery – right on schedule.

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We decided to go with a subtle travel theme for the nursery, which you can see in the framed artwork and the  decal above the crib.  I didn’t want to choose a theme or colour scheme that didn’t fit with the rest of our home in order to still feel like everything “flows” from one room to the other.  I’m really happy with how the room turned out – it’s definitely more whimsical than the rest of our home, but still fits with the overall feeling.  Win/win.

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We never started off wanting an all-IKEA nursery, however, when shopping around for furniture and decorations, we quickly realized that IKEA was (by far) the most inexpensive option.  I can’t believe that some people spend $800 on a crib!  I mean, honestly, your babe is not going to remember what they slept in when they’re older, so I’d rather choose a less-expensive one.  Plus, the crib that we bought also converts to a toddler bed, so we’ll be able to get a number of years of use out of it.

IKEA PRODUCT LIST:
Dresser: Hemnes 3 Drawer Chest
Crib: Gulliver
Bookshelves: Ribba picture ledge (55 cm)
Shelf: Lack wall shelf
Chair: Poang chair (painted white)
Artwork: Trilling Poster (set of 3) and Virserum Frames

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