Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Nursery Tour

The baby clothes are washed. The car seat is installed. The nursery is put together. Now all we need is a baby!

I'm trying to keep myself busy, so I don't think about the fact that I get huger every second. Even Steve's shirts are getting too small for me, and I refuse to buy new clothes to wear for the next three weeks. It's hard to stay busy when standing for more than 10 minutes makes my feet swell until they look like bricks with toenails on them. My ankles have gone from cankles to just a crease that separates my feet from my legs. Oh pregnancy. It's so glamourous...

But anyway, here are some pictures of the nursery! I'm very happy with how it turned out. I still have a couple of projects, but overall its there!

First, I'll start with my favorite, and easiest, project. I cut out a bunch of hearts from scrapbook paper, and sewed them together. Then I hung them on sticks that I found in the backyard (love free craft supplies!). The whole project took about an hour and cost $11! Thank you Pinterest! I was worried that the hearts would turn over to the white side every time I opened or closed the door, but they seem to be staying put for now!


The hearts are hung over the crib. I love the contrast of the blue sheets with the coral crib skirt. You may notice the wad of fabric over on the left side. I still need to sew the sides of the crib skirt. I'll get to it. Or not. I'm not too concerned with it at this point! The blanket was made by Steve's mom, and I love how the blue and pinks stand out!


I made a pillow to go on the glider. I love how it turned out! I seriously can't believe that I made it! Next to the glider is a nightstand that my brother made in shop class a million years ago (thanks Adam, I'm still using it!). The basket has burp cloths and receiving blankets. I know the wall looks a little sad right now, but don't worry! I have a plan! I'm going to put pictures of Baby under the frame (Steve's sister found it at Hobby Lobby, doesn't it look like it was made for the room??), and the frame is going to have a maternity shot in it when I get them back.


The changing table (that Steve refinished in white) is going to have Baby's name over it in mod podged letters (that match the hanging hearts). Once she has a name! Maybe by her 18th birthday?? I was planning on putting baskets with stuff on the bottom shelf, but it's a lot shorter than it looks and none of my existing baskets fit. I might buy new baskets, or I might just put stuff down there without them. We'll see!


The dresser (which Steve all refinished) is stuffed full of baby clothes. And that's just the 0-6 month clothes! I haven't bought a single piece of baby clothing yet! We know some very generous people. Also, notice the two amazing diaper cakes! I'm almost sad to have to take them apart. But I'll get over it as soon as it's 3 AM and I'm out of diapers!


The curtains. Oh the curtains. I absolutley love the fabric I picked out (I couldn't get a good shot of how awesome it is), but it was SO hard to work with... I lined with the blackout fabric to make the room dark (the sun really beats down on this room in the middle of the day). It was totally out of my skill level. They look ok. As long as you don't get too close...


Oh, and the ironing board? That's for when Baby gets wrinkled. Just kidding. Don't call CPS! That's for ironing the seams of the still unfinished crib skirt. I'll get to it! Maybe...





3 comments:

Jalenna Call said...

love it all!! the hearts are my favorite too. COME SEE US BABY!!!!

Amy said...

So Cute!

*Ashley said...

SO cute!!! I wish we lived by each other and could do some fun girly crafts together!! :(