As I mentioned, we went to Ikea this past weekend with a few goals in mind:
- Look at dressers for Baby K
- Look at bookcases for the 3rd floor
- Look at office chairs for Matt
We were super successful and exceeded our expectations. Here’s what we ended up getting for Baby K’s nursery on Saturday:
The Birkeland 6-drawer dresser:
The Liatorp side table:
And the Smadal bookcase:
This means the only major items left are a glider/rocker and a crib!
We also considered the Hemnes dresser but we ended up preferring the more traditional look of the Birkeland. We plan on replacing the pulls on the dresser. Hopefully we can find something a little more playful at Hobby Lobby or Anthropologie. The side table will be perfect next to a glider/rocker with a small lamp. The bookcase has a subtle pattern on the back but I might try to convince Matt to recover it with a patterned fabric or paper.
None of this furniture is assembled yet, but we have plenty of time for that. And I’d almost hate to assemble everything before painting. I’m sure I’ll get bored one night and start assembling some of it.
Speaking of paint, I got samples of Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage, Martha Stewart’s Bedford Gray, and Glidden’s Wood Smoke. Unfortunately, all 3 were “no”s. I think we’re going to try Benjamin Moore’s Robin’s Nest as seen in this nursery:
So there we are for now!
Update! I totally forgot the orange accent lamp we got at Ikea for Baby K! This this is so crazy, we love it!
And super bad iphone unlit photo: