The Nursery Is Painted....What Next?

The baby's room has two fresh coats of green paint, but the decorating has just begun.

This weekend, Chris and I picked out the perfect shade of green to paint our baby's nursery and painted it from floor to ceiling.  It looks great!  However, the decorating of the room is just getting started.

Since we've decided not to find out whether we are having a boy or a girl, that certainly limits our decorating before the baby arrives.  However, something tells me we'll have our hands full once the little one gets here, so it's my hope that we can do some more decorating in the meantime that will serve either a boy or a girl.

One of the cutest things I have seen in a nursery is what my friend Abby in Chicago did.  She and her husband found a huge decal in the shape of a tree (similar to a silhouette) and put it on the baby's wall.  They said it took a good three hours to put on perfectly, but it turned out really well. 

My sister Beth had a very clever idea as well. She is married to a rock critic, so they framed some colorful, child-like record album covers (that's record, as in the kind you play with a needle). 

I'd really like to buy the wooden letters that spell out the baby's name and hang them on the wall.  They are about six inches long and make such a cute touch to a nursery.  That will be a purchase for after the baby's arrival. 

What are your favorite nursery decorating ideas?  You can even send pictures to my email,




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  • by Kelly Location: Williamston on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:19 AM
    We did not find out the sex of our baby either. I had a friend who was an art teacher & she came in & painted a mural on the wall. We painted the top of the wall blue like the sky & the bottom green like a meadow, complete with rolling hills. She painted a large tree in the corner with a swing on it, wildflowers, a white picket fence leading to a path & then one of those old timey wooden road signs with 3 directions arrows on it. One said & pointed to grandma house, one to mommy & daddy's room & one to his bed. She left the one to his bed blank until after he was born & came back & put Christopher's bed in. She also painted a picture of our Dalmation sitting under the sign standing watch over the room. It was so cute. I really hated to paint over it all but we eventually did when he turned 5. I took lots of pictures to keep for memories.
  • by Heather Location: BG on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    I love those quotes that you can put on the wall - I guess they are sort of like decals too. It's definitely something for either boy or girl!
  • by Alice Location: Greenville on Dec 23, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    We wanted to be surprised as to the sex of our baby so we decorated the nursery in cows! They are neutral and very cute! You could probably hire an art student at ECU to paint a mural on the nursery wall!
  • by Judith Location: Greenville on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:12 PM
    You could stock up on baby food and diapers. Lord knows you will need them!
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2009 at 11:21 AM
    You can find some very cute wall decals on some websites like land of the nod and pottery barn kids. Green is a great color, happy decorating! I loved your pictures and I'm enjoying reading your blogs about your pregnancy!
  • by Judi Miller Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    I think Mommy and Daddy will do a wonderful job decorating for your new arrival. Both of you need to get plenty of rest now because once the little one arrives sleep will be the baby's choice.

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