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Old 01-09-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
 
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Smile What does your baby/kid furniture look like?

We did all natural wood when decorating the nursery, as well as my son's room. But I'm looking to do something different...I'm just not sure what.

Here's what we did (there's also an armoire against the wall that's not in the picture):



I'm sort of over this natural furniture phase. I'm thinking I'd like to go with a bed like this (I'm not crazy about the rest of the furniture):

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
 
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Natural wood, shaker style from Gothic Cabinet Craft. I wanted something neutral that would last through the teen years.
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I think the white furniture is pretty, but it doesn't seem to take the wear and tear as well, and white really shows smudges and dirty fingerprints. (I've noticed this on a white bookcase and white trim, and there aren't even any children in my house yet.)
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
 
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both our kids have shaker-style wooden furniture, one in cherry, one in pecan.

i like the shaker look because it can't get dated. all you have to do is change the style of bedding and you can give the room a different look.

my husband and i have a classic shaker king head/footboard. even though it's beautiful wood, i'm really not feeling it anymore. i want to change our bed to just a wrought iron headboard, no footboard. we'd still keep our mattress and springs and also the dresser and chest because the knobs are worn metal and would match the kind of wrought iron i'm hoping for.



^^ this is most like what our kids' beds look like, only one is in cherry and the other is pecan.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
 
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Dark cherry wood.

My sister had white furnature growing up. right now, since she is on college it is still in my parents house. She managed to trash the top of the dressers growing up, so my mom has to replace everything.

I had a natural/osk color and I was able to take it with me.
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we have dark cherry wood too. crib, changing table, glider, and soon to be armoire...
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We have dark walnut. It's a very dark brown...almost black looking.

I love it. There are a few bite marks on the crib....but you don't really notice them.
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We have nothing because baby doesn't have a room in our tiny house. We both like european style/modern furniture. I like black, but hubby would probably lean towards a birch.

It will be a battle.
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We did all natural wood when decorating the nursery, as well as my son's room. But I'm looking to do something different...I'm just not sure what.
All my kids have natural wood furniture. I don't love it, but it was very economical to continue the theme, because I've been able to switch pieces amongst them and always have it match.
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The demons have matching twin beds circa 1950. Colin has an art deco dresser. Emma's got my old childhood furniture (ivory with gold hardware). Clearly, style wasn't one of our priorities.
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I just bought this set for DD.

But I bought two addtional matching pieces (a tall dresser/chest of drawers and a bench). I spent literally 5 months searching for this. Then I stumbled upon it...and it was on sale! It was exactly what I was looking for. And DD's walls were already this color (the lighter of the two shown) and she already had curtains like these. I would have loved for her to have nice white and lavender bedding like pictured...but she insisted upon Li'l Mermaid or Spiderman. So I chose Li'l Mermaid. It ruins the look slightly but it's what she wanted so I went along.

I love this bedroom set! I hope she does, too. I'm thinking about buying the headbord and footboard also in a full or queen size so that when she gets older, if she still likes it, we can give her a bigger bed but keep the same set.

DS has a typical honey pine set from BRU that looks similar to the following crib with a matching changing table/dresser and armoire. (Hand me down from DD.)

This is his bedding, minus the wall hangings. (Thanks, Peppy.)
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:15 PM   #12
 
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I love that bedroom set, Spiderlashes. I think it will be fabulous for every age from toddler to adult and I like that it is a little girly but not too girly.
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I like RCW's idea. Right now Ian sleeps in a twin next to our bed and it's just one of the bunk's from a bunk bed set. The boys' room is currently a toy containment area and a playroom. So it has two ikea units and a hand me down buffet piece that we use as a changing table.

I'm hoping to get a flexabed system for when they start using their room for sleeping.
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I love that bedroom set, Spiderlashes. I think it will be fabulous for every age from toddler to adult and I like that it is a little girly but not too girly.
I love it too. My bedroom is that lighter shade of purple, and I've always pictured it with white curtains, except I prefer something to block out the light.
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This is my son's room:



I do get the idea of having everything grow with them and the idea of mixing different pieces. I guess I just think of the natural wood as a little too bland for a little girl's room.

Anyone here have this color furniture in their daughter's room? How did you decorate? What accents did you use?
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Once Harry is out of the crib phase, he's getting my grandparent's old bedroom set, which is all maple with a full size bed. That ought to last him. Thu nursery furniture is white, but will be re-purposed for the guest room, which currently has the maple set.
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Well, for me, that one wall will absolutely not get painted over. The little one may end up in the guest bedroom

I like the lighter wood too & that's what we we going for, something easy to incorporate into other colors when the little one gets older & just use accents, etc...

Altho, I am of the mindset I can make it work..lol

And I absolutely love the older furniture!
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I like the lighter wood too & that's what we we going for, something easy to incorporate into other colors when the little one gets older & just use accents, etc...
If anyone has any ideas for me on how to "make it work", that would be nice.
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This is my son's room:



I do get the idea of having everything grow with them and the idea of mixing different pieces. I guess I just think of the natural wood as a little too bland for a little girl's room.

Anyone here have this color furniture in their daughter's room? How did you decorate? What accents did you use?

As I said, all my kids have the natural wood furniture, including my daughter. What I did in her room was to get a natural wicker headboard for her queen size bed and that makes it seem a bit more feminine, and still "matches" the natural tone. She has light purply-pink walls and frilly curtains, with lavendar bedding and a silk fairy bower canopy thing that hangs over the bed. It looks quite girly.
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Both of my kids also have the natural wood furniture. Not necessarily what I love, but unfortunately, I've been unable to buy them furniture, so I take what I can get. Maxwell sleeps in a loft bed, and there is a small dresser and shelf that slide underneath it. He also has an older chest of drawers that needs to be replaced that really isn't the same color and kind of irritates me. I think it makes sense to keep to the same color scheme so pieces can be repurposed as necessary, if that makes sense.

Maya's room is girly in that the walls are a purplish pink, and there is (the remainder of) a fairy princess border (pink to match the walls, dark blue, and silver) (I say the remainder of because she was so kind as to remove part of it one afternoon when she awoke from her nap). Eventually, I might like to get her a more feminine bed (she currently is in a wooden toddler bed), and maybe replace the hardware on her dresser to make it prettier.
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