So, you'll remember that just a few posts ago, I talked about doing a forest themed nursery for baby. Well, the adorable owl fabric I so loved for the crib bedding sold out and I was forced to move in another direction. You may be thinking, "I thought she was doing stripes and leaves for the bedding..." I was planning on that, but the owls won my heart, then broke my heart and now I have settled on a new theme that is, in my opinion, very fun.
Without further ado, I give you: The Zoo!
My mom is really excited about all things monkey for baby and I can't deny these little critters are a great launching point for the whole nursery. I sort of kind of also really, really love the fact that zoo is a broader theme than merely jungle or forest because you can incorporate animals from every habitat:)
Moda Central Park Zoo Animal Fabric
A few teasers for what is in store and what I hope to incorporate:
Zoo Animals, Set of 3 by Etsy seller happysquashtoys, $32
Morning Zoo Curtain Panels from The Land of Nod, $25-$45
Kay Bojensen Denmark 1959 Zoo Line Hippo Box from Etsy seller antiqueaddictions, $49
Happy Springtime Flag Banner by Etsy seller starlitnestgifts, $42
We are going to use this teal blue, mid-century chair (a $10 estate sale find from a while back) as the nursery rocker. It rocks quite nicely and adds some more vintage flair to the room!
As far as a rug for baby to crawl on goes, since we have hardwood floors throughout the house, and large rugs can be so expensive, my parents suggested going to a discount carpet warehouse type of place and asking them to bind and sell a large remnant piece for us. Brilliant! Has anyone ever done something like this? I'm curious to know if it ends up being a good deal.
That's all for now. Stay tuned as we put the nursery together!