When we first found out we were expecting, I truly had no gut feeling about our baby being a boy or a girl. Finding out we were having another daughter was a very exciting moment. Although my six year old daughter said she wanted a baby brother initially, she is now ecstatic about having a baby sister. I started planning a nursery soon after and tried to stray far from my favorite blues I somehow end up incorporating in every room of our home. My daughter was heavily involved in the color theme selection and was thrilled when we decided to create a very pink room for her baby sister. The pink and gold nursery came together just as we imagined.
The room was previously a guest bedroom with tan walls. We had a late start in the painting process and decided we would much rather hire a professional than spend days painting a pink room with metallic gold strips. Once the paint had dried for a full week we started slowly adding furniture and decorations.
It took me awhile to find a chair for the pink and gold nursery. Rocking chairs are a big expense and I truly wanted something we could use in a different room after outgrowing the need for a chair in the nursery. The chair we purchased was a clearance item because it was ordered then returned when the color didn’t match the original buyer’s nursery. The comfortable swivel chair is perfect for the nursery and will be used later in our home. The chair is directly next to the bookshelf with a pink lamp and some of my older daughter’s favorite baby books.
I made personalized name wall art to hang directly above the changing table. Because the room is so pink, I chose to leave the canvases white. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters on pink vinyl and glued them to 11″ x 14″ canvases. Then I nailed them together with each canvas staggered.
Originally I planned to makeover a dresser and use the top as a changing table but as it was getting closer to my due date and I hadn’t found a dresser yet, I purchased a changing table instead. I used fabric bins from our playroom for storage and labeled them to avoid chaos looking for something specific when the baby arrives.
I really wanted a chandelier in the nursery but ultimately decided it was unrealistic since we already had a light fixture in the room. Instead I purchased a vinyl chandelier and it was the perfect decoration to hang above the crib.
Although it’s been over six years since I had a newborn at home, there are a few products we used and loved with our first daughter. A breathable mesh crib liner is something we insisted on using again. The mesh crib liner reduces the risk of suffocation, entanglement, and climbing – all things we worried about with our first daughter when she started sleeping in her crib. Another baby item we loved as new parents was her bouncer.
I hung the easy DIY party banner used at my pink and gold baby shower above the closet doors in the nursery. Just behind the nursery door I hung a pretty wreath I had received as a gift. Originally I purchased light pink curtains for the room but my six year old daughter asked if she could hang them in her room instead. Doing our best to make sure she didn’t feel left out and ease the transition from only child to sibling, the light pink curtains were moved to her room and we used her hot pink curtains in the nursery instead. We purchased a swing very similar to the one we used with our first daughter and were very happy to rediscover the same features we loved six years ago.
The pink and gold nursery is all done and now we are just waiting on the baby to arrive. Creating the perfect room for her has been a very fun family project but the real fun will come when baby sister finally makes her debut!