You can call the Department of Child and Family Services back and tell them they don’t need to come to my house after all, because my unborn baby girl may actually have an (almost) finished nursery when she arrives, and may not need therapy after all.
I have lots of nursery-decorating progress to show you! (YESSS!) First I want to follow up on a previous post when I was trying to settle on some fabrics for this bad boy. I showed you a few I’d been considering at the time:
I loooove hearing your thoughts and opinions on this stuff! From that image, a lot of you preferred the fabric that I also liked – the one on the right, with the red and pink stripes:
But as much as I loved it with the floral, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to bring all that much red and pink into the room. Essentially, I wasn’t sure that it was “The One,” in the way that all decorating decisions have a “right” answer and everything else is wrong, and if I make the wrong decision then my whole house is ruined,
and this is why I can’t make any decisions.
(I’m hoping this amazing series from my friend Darlene at Fieldstone Hill is the cure.)
So I ordered a few more, and took real-life photos so we could all see how the scale and color played together more clearly.
These three were not offensive, but also not awesome. Kinda just “meh” and not enough contrast. GET THEE BEHIND ME.
I liked all three of these individually – they were different enough in scale to not compete with the floral – but I was hoping to find fabrics that all complemented each other, and these felt disjointed. Individually they worked great with the floral, but all together they were like chocolate and fuzzy socks: awesome on their own. Not made to be combined.
After that brutal round of eliminations, I was left with these three:
Better, right? I love a chunky stripe with a floral, and really wanted to emphasize the turquoise color in the floral fabric. The second fabric down brought in the turquoise with the pink in a medium scale, which played happily with the smaller-scale pink and white. Seems like a decent starting place, right? Here’s a closer look:
Before you start to think that I’m some kind of decision-making ninja, who knows what she wants as soon as she sees it, keep in mind that at this point I still had no idea exactly what I was going to use the fabric for. Ridiculous, I tell ya.
But I did know one of them would need to work for a crib skirt, and I was kinda falling hard for the stripe. I want to know what YOU think about these fabrics, but you’re not allowed to hate the stripe because I may or may not have already made the crib skirt and may even be planning to show you how I did it soon. Feel free to hate the others with minimal repercussions.