With the exception of a few final touches, the nursery is pretty much complete and ready for Baby B. We've gradually washed clothes and blankets, organized clothes by size, folded goodies in drawers/bins and hung the rest in the closet, bought a small collection of used books to get us started, hung photos, made frames, painted a trash can...lots of little things. So now all we need is a glider. And a baby. :)
My favorite part about the nursery is the little gallery wall of framed quotes. One of my friends at work is an ohsotalented graphic designer and after a quick re-cap of the colors and look I was going for...POOF! She came up with these little masterpieces and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.
I chose a collection of quotes from different places, gave her my Goodwill frame sizes, and she went to town...
From the book "On the Night You Were Born"
Bible scripture that I've always loved.
Classic Proverb about little boys.
The dresser will be the changing table, and I'm going to wait to hang anything around this space to see what our needs are in terms of readily-available changing goodies. Not sure how this is all going to go down and what we'll need quick on hand, so we'll live with it a little before I adjust anything.
The bookshelf is from my parent's basement and a perfect fit behind the closet door, and the hanging shelf is something I think my mom gave me a few years ago that we finally have use for. It was a dark, cherry wood, so with a little white spray paint...it's now perfect for the nursery! I have some name blocks, to be reveled when he's born, that will be added to the hanging shelf as well.
I found some tote bins at Target and used a gift card we got at one of my baby showers...seemed to be a good way to organize and splash some more of the redness in the room. And I can't help but stare at all the little hanging clothes every time I'm in the room...it's hysterical to me how small they are and that we're going to have a little person who actually fits in these!
I have a few more frames to hang, but am holding off until the glider comes in until deciding where these will fit best.
Curly Girl is a favorite, whimsical artist of mine and she has two adorable little cards in the baby theme that I knew I wanted to frame.
Then I did some Mod Podge scrapbook paper crafting to old Goodwill frames and stuck a couple fans from our Preggo Photoshoot in them.
And finally, even though I don't have the "before" photo available at the moment, here is my Mod-Podged Goodwill trash can. I'll do a quick, separate post with the Before-and-After since those are always fun to see side-by-side. But for now, in the spirit of a complete blog post about all the new, little things in this room, I'll include the finished piece.
I mean...how exciting can a trash can be?
I'm pretty darn excited about it.
Matt has been my decoration cheerleader, and also helping in important areas like winterizing the windows (this room is fa-fa-fa-freezing), drilling holes and setting-up the video monitor. It's funny how much detail we've put into this room and how, someday if/when baby #2 comes along, I'm sure we'll just wash a few things and be done with it. I hope these fun moments won't all be old news by then.
Let the nesting continue until our little man makes his grand entrance... :)