So, did anyone else misplace October? Between the wild storms/floods/three days of power outages at the start of last month, plenty to do on the work-front before I started maternity leave and an interstate wedding, October certainly flew for me.
One moment it was September, then it was suddenly November. Which means I’m having a baby this month. Eeep!
I thought it was time to give you a sneak peek on a project I’ve been working on for a while – Baby M’s nursery.
Mr M and I don’t know if we are having a boy or a girl, so I went with a gender-neutral colour palette of mint, grey, white and copper, with touches of navy and pink to hedge my bets each way.
I sourced most of the art from Instagram, however the sweet little sheep is an original by local artist Alysha Sparks, One of a Kind, and the ‘House white’ print was a baby shower gift from the lovely Miss Elizabeth. It cracks me up whenever I look at it!
The change table was one of my ‘nesting’ projects. I took a basic IKEA chest of drawers and spruced it up with chalk paint and gorgeous cloud knobs, which were an Etsy find.
After a long and frustrating search for a nursing chair which wasn’t ugly, fake leather or uncomfortable and was more affordable than the linen rocker I fell in love with at Pottery Barn, IKEA again delivered the goods. The Strandmon wingback armhair and footstool are paired with custom rockers, designed by the lovely Lisette from Hickory Dickory Rock to fit this exact IKEA style.
I collected the other bits and pieces from a mix of local and online shops – the cloud print container and mint wire toy bin are from LALT Collective, Clare; the copper squirrel and mint container on the change table are from Bella Yorke, Ardrossan; the side table is from The Depot on Irvine, Jamestown; the teepee mobile is from Daisy and Hen, Tanunda; and the cloud garland was a gift from my mother, sourced from Potato Studio, Laidley.
Many of Baby M’s clothes, toys and books featured in these photos were baby shower gifts from my gorgeous friends and family – I can’t wait to use them! I love the collection of sheep gifts for our little farmer baby!
Mr M and I also added a king single bed to the nursery, choosing a country-style wrought iron piece made in South Australia. The colourful quilt was handmade by my mother, who also made the cushions for our wedding. My sister gave me the German horse marionette many years ago.
Now all we need is Baby M!
Love, Mrs M xx