Dark, cold, steel...& more darkness. Kind of like the Bat Cave, I guess.
This would be my dream kitchen.
But, sometimes I don't get my way. I guess my husband prefers to not sit on metal couches & walk around on concrete floors. Whatevs.
I still like my kitchen, though. It at least fits the dark criteria, I think. And, I'm pretty sure that we are the only people on the planet that took windows out of our house floor plan.
When we decided to adopt, I was SUPER excited to decorate the nursery. But, we were told not to do anything because we would just be sad walking by a finished nursery with no baby. Well, I don't do things I'm told. Ok, I do. Just not with this. So, the planning started. However, anything that screams "baby" scares me. ABC blocks, rubber duckies, goo-goo ga-ga, safari animals, etc = bleh. I knew I didn't want any of that. Again...cold, dark, concrete - that's more my style. I started talking with Devin about my "vision", which usually results in trips to Lowes. And more trips to Lowes. Talks began of a painted ceiling, a prison-esque plain-as-day crib, & a custom made mustard yellow changing table. Enter rapid beating heart. But, luckily I married the most laid-back man ever. Even though deep down he might have hoped for a "Daddy's Little Slugger" quilt & matching wallpaper border. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
After our nursery discussion, he kindly & quietly responded with, "You do know this room is for a baby, right??" I kindly responded with the words of Stephanie Tanner, "How rude." Yes, I did know the room was for a baby. I just didn't want it to have anything baby-like in it. Is that too much to ask?!?
Don't answer that.
Several months & numerous shopping trips later...it is finished. Diapers stacked, tiny pajamas washed & folded, books waiting to be opened. All ready for sweet baby Carter.
My vision came to life.
|crib // Pottery Barn bedding // Land of Nod|
|artwork // kindergarten class 2013|
|banner fabric // JoAnn's|
|changing table // grandpa carter|
|alphabet print // Michael's|
|rocker // Godby curtains // painted|
|fake baby // libby|
|office shelving // target|
|artwork // kindergarten student|
Hope you enjoyed Baby Carter's nursery!