At long last…BGK will have a place to rest their head once he/she decides to make their arrival into this world. After a very long weekend of “nesting” last weekend while Husband was away, and just a few hours yesterday…the nursery is officially complete. I have to say I am so pleased with how it has turned out. Many of the ideas were inspirations from Pinterest, with a few tweaks here and there.
So, without further adieu…
First, I will begin by refreshing your memory with the fabulous rain gutter bookshelves. They are now loaded with books for us to share with baby. Most came as gifts from the baby shower and were placed in their new home as soon as I arrived home from the shower.
You can find a tutorial for this fun project here.
When you look to the left of the bookshelves, you find the changing table. I am so very pleased with this piece we found. Being that our home was built in 1950, and that we have 2 bedrooms, we only have two closets. Since Husband and I did not want to do “rock, paper, scissors” to see who would have to give up their closet, we opted to find “nifty” ways of creating storage in this nursery. Enter walmart.com! This changing table was the answer for us. Not only was it in our budget, it went with the color/decor we were going for and best yet – it offered THREE drawers AND a hamper!! The artwork I created. You can find a step by step tutorial on silhouettes here.
Immediately to the left of this is our other “created” space for BGK’s clothes. I have to say, this is a brainchild of mine – a few ideas I found on Pinterest, mixed together. My original idea I wanted to go with, a converted bookshelf, quickly died when I could not get my hands on a solid wood bookshelf. The pressed particle board ones were not going to offer the stability I needed. So, it was back to the drawing board. I wanted something that allowed me to have storage, but was convertible/able to grow with the baby. I’d say we “hit the nail on the head.”
The cubbies were created using a “chest” that Husband’s uncle made and had no use for. Husband cut the boxes out of the front so I could slide the baskets into the spaces. The shelving unit was created by Husband and I using a board and some brackets from Home Depot, and the curtain rod was found for $9 at Ross…can’t go wrong there.
Continuing to the left…we have a fabulous picture that was found at Michaels. Danielle said I “must” buy it. I have to admit, I’m glad she made me. It was a piece that compliments the “theme” for the nursery and was purchased with a coupon. Gosh I love not paying full price for things…
Next, the crib. This was a wonderful piece that my mom picked out and gifted to us for the baby shower. The monogram I created using a canvas and acrylic paint. Tutorial can be located here. It is very simple to make, and really completes this “space.”
The room offers a large amount of space, and for that I am thankful! There is plenty of space for baby to “grow” into. And there are still projects I hope to do, but sadly will not be happening prior to d-day. The two biggies – paint all the wood work white and rip up the brown carpeting. Our home has beautiful wood floors and both Husband and I have allergies. When we ripped out the carpeting in the living room it truly made a world of difference. The bedrooms maintained the lovely chocolate brown carpeting…but not for long! 🙂 I will leave you with a few close-ups of some items in the nursery that I happen to love. Just 2 and 1/2 weeks to go, though the doctor informed me yesterday that his “gut feeling” is that I will have a before due date delivery. When that was relayed to Husband, he went into overdrive…giving “nesting” a new face. With everything complete, we wait…
A close up of the monogram…
An awesome gift from the BFF for my shower. A Pottery Barn monogrammed blanket!
And last but not least…take home outfits!!! Since we are unsure of Baby K’s gender…a take home outfit for both genders needed to be purchased. Danielle, again, talked me into something else – the yellow chevron outfit. She didn’t have to do much “convincing” since it is A – adorable and B – was only $5 at Target!
Now…to see which outfit Baby K will wear…
Have a great weekend…find something FUN to do/make. I think I will draw out the plans for our paver patio we hope to be installing next week.