Long before we found out Jellybean’s gender I started pinning ideas for the baby’s nursery. It started off being both boy and girl room ideas. If Jelly had been a boy we probably would have gone with a nautical themed nursery. One of the very first things I fell in love with was a mint green french/vintage dresser (below). It didn’t take long before I had pinned a variety of dressers all with the same feel, but in a number of different colors and details. The more dressers I found, the more I feel in love. Who needs to find the perfect crib … when swooning over the perfect dresser! LOL.
Here is my mood board and inspiration for a vintage / french dresser:
From Pinterest I clicked through to a number of different blogs and read about their nursery decorating decision AND, most importantly for me at the time, where they found the vintage dresser enter … Craigslist. Ugh, while I love Craigslist it is sometimes like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Luckily we have/had time on our side. Once or twice a week I would search vintage dresser, french dresser and shabby chic dresser on Craigslist. There were always at least a few good options available. It was hard to find the perfect combination of affordable price, not too far a drive from DC and the condition of the dresser.
After my 24 week doctor’s appointment my sister and I started doing some serious online browsing for the nursery. We were discussing color, overall vision and style of the room. While we chatted I browsed Craigslist for a dresser … and BAM the perfect dresser appeared. It was exactly like the mint green dresser (above) I originally fell in love with, but in white … PLUS a BONUS … a nightstand with the same vintage/french look was also for sale.
The next day we drove out to take a look at both pieces. Though originally we hadn’t planned on purchasing a nightstand, the husband and I couldn’t pass it up. We scooped up both pieces of furniture and two days later they were delivered to our place. Yay for a delivery option. Made life SO much easier.
It is so exciting to have furniture purchased for our little girl’s room. It makes this whole “we are having a baby” thing that much more real!! Dresser, nightstand … check and check. Back to tackling the crib I suppose. :)
What was the first piece of furniture you purchased for your baby’s nursery? Where did you get your dresser from?