3 Mar 2014

the winter woodland nursery.

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This weekend we have been trying to pull Faelen's nursery together.  It was on my list to do pre-baby but, somewhere between moving house and growing to the size of a house, it got forgotten, so for the last four months it has vaguely resembled a nursery-themed-landfill site.

Faelen still sleeps in our room but, in preparation for the inevitable transition, this weekend was spent painstakingly peeling, sticking and burnishing the enormous winter tree decals onto the walls, bickering over the perfect placement of the white birds and generally tea drinking and admiring our handiwork.  

The tree decals were bought from Etsy as a genius solution to the conundrum of decorating a nursery in rented accommodation.  They look pretty dramatic in the room and will simply peel away when we leave (supposedly)!  

The winter tree photograph (second from last photo, on the left) is a photograph of mine and James' favourite haunt in Cardiff - Bute Park.  We spent so many of our days off (and procrastination days during exams) in that park, it seemed like the perfect piece of Cardiff to place in our new home.  We made it using a blueprint from Staples, tutorials and suggestions for which seem to be populating the blogosphere.  I will include a better picture of it when I finally manage to find a way of fixing it to the wall!

For rented property, this room really feels like it is ours (all except for that bloody beige carpet)!  I spent an enjoyable long while tucked up on the small sofa this afternoon, nursing Faelen and watching the rain.  A week ago, I could barely push open the door against the chaos.  Whilst we still have more plans for this little space, it already is starting to resemble to winter woodland I was hoping for.

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8 comments:

  1. nice photos. you have a lovely family, Jai

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    1. thank you :) I quite like them! xx

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  2. so much cute! those trees look fantastic!

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    1. I love the trees! Fighting the urge to put some in EVERY room of the house! x

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  3. I love this! I am due in about a month and we are doing a woodland theme as well... though I am not sure what that means yet. I have to ask, you are wearing a long t-shirt in one of the photos and I am on the hunt for after baby comfort clothes. Do you mind sharing where you found it?

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    1. How exciting - you must be twitching to meet your bump now? I bought the long sweater thing from a market stall in Bath, I can't think of the name off the top of my head but I have googled my mother to ask her! Watch this space! I wore it through pregnancy and it is still my staple now, just so cosy :) xx

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  4. It's inspiring to see how (seemingly) easy it is to transform a rented space into something so personal and gorgeous! xx

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    1. Haha yes - 'seemingly'! I have edited out James' endless cussing in lining up the trees! xx

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