The Silver Dreaming

Here’s a closer look at the silver touches in our white & silver with a splash of yellow nursery…

First up, diaper storage. We wanted a creative way to store this nursery necessity – without drawing a lot of attention to them. We found the perfect solution at Ikea:

The Allamalla (don’t you LOVE those names?!) wall basket was only $19.99. It’s three holders are the perfect size for diapers. Only problem – that black iron. We knew that would stick out like a sore thumb in our space. So… cue a little silver spray paint…

and VOILA! Here she is in all her silver, diaper-holding glory…

So, once the diapers were stored, we also wanted a place to keep all those cute little bebe toys. You know, up high and away from the infamous toy-hoarder in our house…


We spotted a great basket at Joann’s – in the clearance section…

We scored this for $12. But, yet again, we have a color issue – and, yet again, we whip out the silver spray paint…

And here’s the shiny silver toy holder in all it’s keeping the toys out of the Bulldog’s reach glory…

this is the face of a bulldog not pleased...

...and this is the look of sheer annoyance after realizing some of those toys SQUEAK! (How dare we keep him from them?!)

We also threw together this little DIY silver polka-dot lamp…

It started as a hand-me-down, simple frosted lamp – we think originally from Ikea. We simply used some of the leftover polka-dots from the wall project and cut smaller dots and stuck them on glass. Easy peasy.

Now, we need some help from YOU!

to paint or stain? that is the question....

Mr. Dreamer and the Original Dreamer handmade a FANTASTIC holder for our changing table pad. This will keep the bebe more secure – and helps our converted dresser actually look like what it will be used for – a changing table! Mrs. Dreamer thinks it should be painted white – to match the dresser, while Mr. Dreamer thinks the wood is too nice to cover in paint and it should be stained (likely to match the drawer on the crib). What say you? A couple more photos and a voting opportunity… can’t wait to see what the “masses” say!

[polldaddy poll=4975980]

About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.

8 Responses to The Silver Dreaming

  1. Amy K. April 28, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    I voted. Whatever you decide, make sure there is a cover on that changing pad and that you have a spare for any middle-of-the-night soakings! 😉

    • The Dreamers April 28, 2011 at 8:23 am #

      Ha! Yes, Amy. The covers (note, plural!) are waiting for us at the baby store… part of the “registry completion” spree we’ll be going on in the next couple of weeks!

  2. Heather April 28, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Love the nursery! (We have the same crib!) I voted stain the wood–it will bring a little warmth and texture into the room and coordinate with the crib drawer. That said, it’s sometimes hard to get a good match with stain, so perhaps painting white (to blend in with the dresser) would be better. Helpful, I know! 🙂 You look fabulous, by the way!!

  3. Leslie April 28, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    I have never seen a more gorgeous nursery in my life. Move over, Baby Fortin, Auntie Leslie is moving in! 🙂


  4. Carrie April 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    How could I vote for anything other than yellow!!! IT WOULD BE FABULOUS!!!!!!!


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