I have started feeling a bit guilty that I haven't gone overboard on everything for Archer. At this point with Keating, he had a closet of clothes and a nearly finished nursery. Archer has hand-me-down clothes and a room that has been the "catch all" for the rest of the house. Total mom fail. I still have until late April, but now that Christmas is passed, I can have a clear head and get to business.
I have a picture in my mind of what I want the nursery to look like but I can't seem to find any images that are just right. Boy nurseries can easily go into the themed category if you aren't careful... which ended up happening in Keating's room. I wanted a few cowboy touches, and then the entire room took a western turn. Looking back, it was still really cute, but I probably would have scaled down the cowboy touches a bit. Here are some of the inspiration photos that I have taken bits and pieces of ideas from.
I LOVE the sheets on this bed. I couldn't find the sheets because they are discontinued from Serena and Lily. Lucky for me, they still had the fabric. I am going to try my mad sewing skills at making a crib sheet. Cant be too tough right? Sadly Archer's room is no where close to this big.
Yes I realize, some of these are girly nurseries, but I loved the orange and the striped walls in this one. Although... I will never paint striped walls in my house again after the disaster of painting my old bathroom. I also like the book shelves flanking the window.
Yet another image with the houndstooth sheets. I love houndstooth. Its a sickness really. I love the simple bedding in this crib, but I think I would swap out the black for navy blue.
More book shelves. I love how these look built in. I'm thinking this could be done with Ikea bookcases.... I also love the abstract artwork.
The existing wall color *I think* is Misty by Sherwin Williams. I really love it, so I want to make it work as Tim Gunn would say. I would also like to have a dresser/ changing table in a fun pop of color. As you can see, I have a long way to go, and not much time to get there! All I really have right now is inspiration photos, so I will share a bit more as the room progresses.