Choosing A Nursery Room

Get excited... it's our very first nursery post over here on Ten June! Woot woot.

Some of you might think we're crazy, but as I discussed here and here, David and I have decided to go ahead with getting nursery plans together for our little pea pod, even though our house is on the market. Basically, we'll just handle a few things in a different order (ie. where we would normally start with painting the room, we may save that for down the road) but overall we're ready to dive right in. Hey, we can throw a crib in a moving truck, right?

First step? Which room to choose as the nursery?!

Our house is a three bedroom ranch (with a finished room in the basement that could be a fourth bedroom, but that we have always used as an entertainment room), so we've basically got two extra guest bedrooms to choose from for the nursery.

Choice one is the larger guest room which sits in the front of the house near the living room and guest bath. I haven't done a ton with this room, so you don't often see it on the blog. But I pulled some recent pics from my realtor's website (thanks!) so you guys could get a good idea of what we're working with.

Yeah, don't judge that ugly duvet. Like I said, work in progress. You can learn more about the room's Pepto Bismol before right here

The second choice is the guest room in the back of the house near our master bedroom.

This room is separated from the main living spaces of the home by our office. As you can see below, it shares a hallway with our bedroom and the stairs down to the basement. 

(our bedroom to the right)

(guest bedroom and basement stairs to the left)

As you can see, we use the room for storage right now. So in order to make it into a nursery, we'd have to clean it out and give it a good paint job. But this room has some good bones... check out the bead board ceiling in this photo from the previous homeowner.

Pretty cool right?

So, will it be the larger, light-filled guest bedroom or the cozy, next-to-the-master space?

Bing bing bing! If you guessed number two, you're correct!

We chose the guest bedroom in the back of the house because it's closest to our bedroom (for those middle-of-the-night feedings) and separated from the rest of the house (makes more sense when we have guests over). It just feels more comfortable for our pea pod. Plus, it's got that adorable bead board ceiling that, once freshened up with a coat or two of glossy white paint, will be adorable in a nursery. I'm loving the choice and we affectionately call it "the nursery" now. I love saying it : )

I'll snap a few more pictures once I get a list together in terms of what we're planning for the space. But until then, check out our newest room in the Ten June house... the nursery!!

Psst! Check out the details of our big gender reveal day and party right here over on BabyCenter!

 Double pssst! Don't forget, if you've got a fun Easter or spring inspired project that you'd like to share with Ten June readers, shoot me an email (please put "Easter Project!" in the subject line) with pictures and a description or a link to your post on the project by Wednesday at midnight, EST (April 4th) and I may feature it later this week! Phew, that was a long sentence.


  1. oooh, i suggest "Be Book Bound's" Peter Rabbit Nursery. It's so adorable, here's here post on it:
    I'm smitten with her Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit posts. Congratulations once again!! :)

  2. I think you made the perfect choice. I think smaller nurseries are so cozy and cute. Your pea pod will love it!

  3. Looking forward to seeing how you transform this room for the little man! BTW- loved the gender reveal photos, right up there with Brooke's gender reveal:

  4. Ooops, forgot to add: CONGRATS ON A LITTLE BOY!!!!

    We're expecting a little guy, too. In just under 4 weeks.

    So exciting!!!

  5. YAY! Can't wait to see what fabulous ensues!

  6. Yay! I can't wait to see it develop! That bead board ceiling is awesome and I definitely think that the room closer to the master makes perfect sense.

  7. Such a charming room for a nursery! Can' t wait to see the items you choose!

  8. So fun! Can't wait to see how you transform this room! Loving the baby posts :)

  9. Love your choice. The beadboard ceiling will be beautiful!

  10. Gosh the size of both of those is so dreamy. LOVE the beadboard ceiling and yes .. proximity is key. With a glossy white ceiling it definitely screams adorable nursery. Can't wait to see it all unfold!

  11. SO fun! With my first two littles we were in temporary homes so I didnt get to go all out with the nursery. Now that we are homeowners and expecting again I can't wait to do our little girls nursery! Plus I get to do a "big kid" room for the other two! So exciting creating a fun space for the littles. :)

  12. Perfect choice! Plus the "staging" of the nursery might actually help sell the house!! Can't wait to see you work your magic!

  13. Love the bead board ceiling! I can't wait to see what you do with this room! :D

  14. You will love being close to the nursery since you will be waking up so much at night. Plus - you know I love the beadboard ceiling! It will be so cute painted white with the room decorated as a nursery! How exciting!

  15. That definitely makes the most sense, I'm sure it'll be a beautiful nursery!

  16. Great choice! So exciting!! My sister is in a similar predicament---due in may--house on the market, but fingers crossed (that it sells). She didn't go all out either with paint etc, but the room looks adorable anyways. I think natasha hit the nail on the head---staging girlfriend. :)

  17. Yay! So much fun to start planning a new room, whether or not it'll be permanent. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

  18. Good choice, close is better when it comes to middle of the night feedings. We chose our smallest room for our nursery too. It's so nice and cozy :)

  19. what is the paint choice you used for the storage room? I really like it.


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