Rosie’s Nursery was very thought out with the idea in mind to make it very personal and affordable.
We bought the crib first and we found it used. I knew I wanted a white one, so it worked perfectly. Then I began deciding on what color to paint the walls. First, it was purple and then Rosie’s Daddy decided every little girl needs a pink room to begin with. Ok, that is fine with me, even though, I have never bought anything pink in my life. I decided on pink and green for the main colors and turquoise accent pieces. I found the crib sheets, curtains, and twin bedding all at the same store for great prices. I looked for weeks at their sale items and finally the perfect ones made it to the list.
After receiving the bedding I picked out the color of pink that would best match the green in the bedding. I really tried to stay away from pastel pink and pick more of a vibrant, bright, happy pink. I would say the first time I saw it painted it was definitely vibrant. I chose Pittsburgh Paint for the brand, because I felt like the quality of low VOC paints they have are the best. I was very adamant about getting low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint for 1: because I was pregnant, 2: because a child shouldn’t have to smell paint fumes for the first year of his/her life and 3: I felt like I owed it to the man painting the room not to have to suffer and leave his job light headed.
I began putting the room together and I really wanted it to be personal for Rosie; therefore, I added pictures of her family members, gifts from her friends and family, a painting by her aunt, a jar full of sand from the weekend her parents found out they were having a baby, and four portraits framed in 8×10 white frames. The four portraits were of her two great-Grandmothers she was named after and two portraits of her Mom and Dad while they were pregnant.
The final addition to the room was the chandelier. I looked long and hard for the right chandelier. I was not going to pay an outlandish price and it needed to be the perfect size. Finally, I found one , but it was cream. So, I ordered it, spray painted it white and added additional colored jewels to it.
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