With both of our children we waited to find out the gender baby until she/he was born. I am so glad we went that route. It was such a wonderful surprise both times and if we decide to venture into the unknown land of 3 children (eek!) I am sure we'd wait to find out again. Since we didn't know his gender we waited to complete his room. We picked up a few neutral pieces-crib, bedding, rug and the dresser but waited on the rest. I decided that no matter what we'd go with a neutral gray base with navy blue accents. If it was a girl we would add coral and if it was a boy we would add green.
Since he was born I decided to nix the green and I think I want to go with gold...gray/navy/gold. I put together this inspiration board to see if I liked where I was heading with this.
1 - Crib, 2 - Chevron Ottoman, 3 - Lamp, 4 - Chair, 5 - Globe Nightlight, 6 - Bedding, 7 - Garland, 8 - Curtains, 9 - Rug, 10 - Dresser we bought at an antique store, 11 - Print
Like I said we already purchased the crib, rug, bedding and dresser. My lovely and talented mom made me the bedding. It looks exactly like the one above. She is so talented and I'm extremely grateful! We picked up the mid century dresser at an antique shop and as soon as I saw it I wanted it. The price wasn't marked and when I looked inside and saw it was a Heywood Wakefield Dresser I thought it was going to be way out of our price range, but I asked anyway and guess what the price was...$100!!! I said yes so fast my head spun. This dresser is so solid and well made I knew we were getting a deal...I didn't know how big of a deal until we got in the car and I looked it up online. I saw the exact same dresser on ebay for $1995.00! I couldn't believe it. I paused for a second to allow myself to feel just a smidgen of guilt for basically stealing this piece and then I quickly moved on and celebrated! I've done some research on the piece since then and found out it is a Heywood Wakefield Trophy Mr and Mrs Dresser and Mirror and was likely made in 1951 or 1952. The Trophy line is very rare since it was in limited production. We're not going to use the mirror in PD's room, but we may find another place in the house for it. This is one of the reasons I LOVE shopping for vintage pieces to mix with new items. You never know what you will find you can't beat the quality of these older pieces.
So, what do you think? Have you ever scored a great deal like we did?
Labels: inspiration board, nursery