Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Bayshore: Modern Goodness

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Decor cult-favourite sites, Pinterest and Apartment Therapy, are always featuring refinished midcentury modern dressers. But while do-it-yourself projects are inspirational, not everyone has the time or tools to recreate that midcentury modern look.  So… Enter Storkcraft’s newest addition to its growing family:  The Bayshore 3 Drawer Dresser!

It has been a while since Storkcraft has come out with a completely new dresser design, so we are excited to have Walmart USA feature the Bayshore 3 Drawer Dresser in a two-tone espresso/white (as seen below) and also grey/white.  Not only is the overall look updated for a contemporary nursery (In fact,I could see this being great storage for any bedroom), it also features Storkcraft’s new, exclusive Tufflink Assembly.  Say goodbye to those pesky bags of hardware and Allen wrenches.  The Bayshore has parts that simply lock into place with the sound of a click for easy and sturdy assembly.

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Paper Decor

With Storkcraft setting up a permanent showroom at headquarters, it’s got me thinking about simple, DIY nursery decor.  Paper accessories are an easy and creative way of infusing colour, texture and dimension in a kid’s room.  Whether it’s for a boy, girl, or even a shared room, paper decor items can be customized to pretty much any colour under the rainbow.  The fact that they are cost effective (Yay!) and lends itself easily to future decor changes (Double yay!), need we say more?  Here are some of my favourites.

 

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^This paper flower wall is swoon-worthy.  To get the look, try this floral decor over Storkcraft’s Sheffield Crib in white.

Image Source: The Glitter Guide

 

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^Paper tassels have been taking over Pinterest, from party garlands to nursery mobiles.  It’s so easy to make, can be done in pretty much any colour that tissue paper would come in, and oh-so-sophisticated!

Image Source: Style Me Pretty

 

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^Cluster some paper lanterns in a few choice colours for a look that is dynamic and yet put together.  Create a similar look as the nursery above by searching your local craft store for the lanterns, and pair it with the Zutano Tivoli Crib & Dresser by Storkcraft.

Image Source: Unique Baby Gear Ideas

 

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^Got a favourite wallpaper pattern that you just cannot quite get yourself to paste permanently all over those walls?  Try putting them up in frames.

Image Source: Make By Girl

 

As with any other decorative items in a children’s room, always be reminded to make sure that they are secured properly.  Hang them far up and away from cribs and play floor areas to keep away from curious little hands.

 

 

Dawn

 

Follow Storkcraft’s board Nursery Decor Ideas on Pinterest.

On Change and On Being Mom

“…making compromises in the way you’d envisioned your life isn’t a sign of failure, it just means you’re now a parent and not always first in line…”

 

I recently came across this post from Design Mom where she interviews Ann McGraw– mother, career woman, and a  transplant to Nashville.  Ann’s thoughts on learning to not only accept, but embrace the changes and fluidity of life with children resounded with me.  While this city-loving momma was describing the journey that she took to adjust to her life in suburbia, I felt that it could have applied to any of the transitions that anyone goes through when becoming a parent.

 

“I have struggled for so long with this new life of ours…  I felt like I had a dress on that didn’t quite fit and wasn’t quite me… But I recently realized – belatedly – that this isn’t about me. That this is where our family belongs right now, and this is what works for us. I walk around our house and think every day that I couldn’t possibly love any house or the people who live in it more than I do. I’ve had to reframe what I pictured our life looking like, and being appreciative for how good we have it.”

 

So often I find myself with unsettling thoughts of dissatisfaction since becoming a mom: The sudden lack of living space, on working only part-time, on missing out on girls’ nights out because I have to be home to put the baby to sleep, on wondering when I can get back into my pre-baby wardrobe of fitted dresses and skinny jeans…  But right when I find myself going down the list of “What if’s” I am reminded that just like Ann says, “…I recently realized – belatedly – this isn’t about me. That this is where our family belongs right now, and this is what works for us.”  In those moments when the husband is making our Little One giggle with uncontrollable laughter, when I peer down into the crib to see a peaceful sleeping baby, when I scroll back at the pictures on my phone and marvel at how quickly baby has grown, I know that I am blessed.  This life may not have been exactly what I had envisioned for myself, but it is freeing to know that I have much to be grateful for, and where I am is where I currently need to be.

 

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Image: Instagram @dawn.wm

 

Dawn

Got Questions?

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We love to hear feedback from our customers!  If you have something that you love about your Storkcraft furniture, we want to hear about it!  Shoot us an email at parts@storkcraft.com.

 

Got questions about your furniture, or need some extra help with replacing parts or assembly?  Don’t hesitate to email us at parts@storkcraft.com or call 1-877-274-0277 (Customer service is open M – F, 7:00AM – 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time).  We are here to hear and help you out.  To make sure that our customer service representatives can service you as efficiently and effectively as possible, please make sure to include all your Storkcraft product’s information as follows:

-Product name and model #

-Country of manufacture

-Date of manufacture

-Part ID of the damaged part as according to the instruction manual (if you are requiring replacement parts).

 

We know that welcoming a new baby, or sending your little boy or girl onto their “big kid” rooms are momentous occasions.  So we want to send a huge THANK YOU to our Storkcraft customers and fans for their continued loyalty, and for marking these milestones with our furniture in your homes!

 

Dawn