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May21 Living in Small Spaces 2013
A friend of mine, Natalee Lopez posted a few pictures of her son’s nursery and I stocked her until she sent me the photos. It’s a great nursery is a small space. Here she is:
“We live in a 740 sq ft apartment and found out we were pregnant the month after we moved in! We had signed a 15 month lease so we knew we were just going to have to make this place work. We have ONE closet and a king sized bed, so it was a challenge. We converted our dresser into a changing table and utilized pegboard and baskets above it for storage of diapers and other essentials. We purchased a mini crib that eventually converts into a toddler bed and it fit perfectly into our small space. We used small shelves from IKEA next to the rocking chair to hold bed time books.”
“We wanted the over all theme of the room to be “Adventure” in hopes that our little Theodore (Teddy) would look beyond his everyday life into the world around him and seek adventure!
-The capitan bust and embroidered flower are vintage from a shop in Santa Paula run by a man named Robert who used to be an ad designer for Nordstrom in the 60′s. The shop is called “Treasure Island” and it’s located across the street from the California Oil Museum 1001 E Main St Santa Paula, CA 93060.
-The bear drawing is done by our friend Kyle Naylor, who has had some of his stuff for sale over a Urban Outfitters, but also has a personal shop
-The giraffe bust over the changing table is from Anthropologie.
-The chevron lamp shades are from Target.
-The AMAZING ship clock is Alex’s Abuelito’s. It is also a nightlight and still works!
-The mobile is handmade (by me) with a vintage embroidery hoop and painted gold stars.
-The “Adventure is Out There” plaque was made by me as well as the door hanger.
-Since we only have one closet — we decided to utilize the living room space for some storage. We purchased a wardrobe from IKEA and a LACK bookshelf from IKEA which we turned sideways and made into a storage bench for under the window. It houses some of Teddy’s toys, books, blankets, etc.”