to say that we’ve been spending weekends getting the nursery ready would be an understatement…and to say that i have gained a whole new appreciation for online shopping would be a tremendous understatement. being seven months pregnant with an almost four-year-old and being about an hour from any brick-and-mortar store that i’m looking for nursery stuff brings a whole new meaning to “i love online shopping.”
so, here’s where we are with the nursery. i can happily and gleefully say that i am officially starting to see my vision for this baby’s room coming together. oh, what a feeling! (to steal a line from one of the best 80s songs of all time, from one of the best 80s movies of all time….”flashdance”) there’s definitely more work to do (i even did more online shopping tonight) but i wanted to share where we are…especially now that the baby furniture is h-e-r-e!
for reference, i just had to share this pic of what the baby’s room used to look like…our guest bedroom. with it’s saffron walls and the double white frames that had the framed paper source wrapping paper. (i was so, so proud of this room when it was finished.)
|the spare bedroom. circa six weeks ago.|
|the nursery today. still more work to do.|
like i said, there’s still a lot of work to do. we have a new curtain rod on the way (remember how i mentioned online shopping? yeah, thanks to cb2, we have a more modern rod on its way, which mr. re-nest has gracefully offered to paint in a gloss white…do you have any idea how difficult it is to find a gloss white curtain rod? tough.) the bedding is still on its way too (thanks to modified tot from etsy), and i have artwork to make for over the long dresser.
i was super pumped this weekend to finish the frames over the crib…thanks to hobby lobby, i ordered two new navy mats (each with an 8″ x 10″ opening) and i tracked down this gorgeous lokta moroccan green and white paper from paper source. one sheet was all i needed, so i could cut it down and place it into the frames. i have to say this is one of my favorite repurposed projects….and it was all for under $25.
hope you enjoyed seeing where we are now…stay tuned because there are curtains to hang, a rug to unroll, bedding to unpack and art to hang. have i mentioned i love decorating?
here’s to being a little creative everyday,