I'm still not sure where this nursery will be: either at my parents' house (where we currently live) or in a new house we buy sometime before December (that has yet to be decided).
But here are my thoughts so far.
We have this Ikea shelf. Actually two of them. I think I'll turn one into a dresser/changing table combo for the nursery, like this:
Though I'll DIY my drawers, since the ones from Ikea are super expensive. Here's a tutorial for making your own drawers, though the fronts will need to be made cute.
For the chair, I'm thinking of finding a swivel rocker used. There's one on ksl.com right now that is green velvet, green like 1970s green. I might be tempted to just leave it that upholstery, if it is in okay shape. I'd add a little sheepskin for softness and cute pillow, of course. I imagine a little table next to the chair, for a lamp and a book.
|This is the chair. I think it has potential...|
For the crib, I have to make a decision. Two sisters-in-law have graciously offered to let us use their cribs for awhile (till we are done and they are having grandbabies), but both are pre-2007, which you are not supposed to use anymore. Also, I think they are both light colored wood, and I was hoping for a white crib. But free is free. If I don't go with one of those, we'll probably do an Ikea crib. They are around $100, and mattresses are $70.
|This is the Ikea crib.|