Wow! Our life has been crazy busy lately… and our little one isn’t even here yet. These past couple of weeks we have found ourselves over committed and under productive. Basically, we have ended up with some sort of class (pregnancy), Bible study, or church about four out of five nights a week. It starts to wear a person down quickly. Our chores haven’t had any sympathy for us either (we can’t convince the cat and dog to do them while we are at work).
Hopefully, this chaos will change soon… for a little while. We only have five weeks left until our due date! So Michael Luke and I better make the most of our time.
I did manage to find a little time to work on the inside drawers of the changing table. Not that it is a pressing matter to take care of before the little one arrives, but it is on my list of things to do.
Here is what the inside of the drawers looked like before I started working on them.
Looks like I captured part of my green sock too.
And here is what it is looking like with a little Mod Podge and tissue paper.
I really love the pop of color and texture it adds. I’ll explain the process of how I did it in another post. Let’s just say it might have taken a little longer than I originally anticipated (twice as long).
Anyway, thankfully we are less than 24 hours away from the weekend and maybe some rest. Is anybody else in need of some extra rest? Or a robot named Rosie to do all your chores?
Oh, and that in the top left hand corner may or may not be my bag packed and ready to go to the hospital.
Yay!!! The artwork is finally up! What do you think?
I love it!!! I love all the color and the three birds (momma bird, papa bird, and baby bird). I think my sister did an excellent job.
First, I should share how we decided on this for the artwork above the crib. Back during the summer when I was still brainstorming for the nursery, I knew I wanted to use a lot of color in the room, but I needed something for the basis of the color palate. At first I thought of using an enlarged piece of photography, but I couldn’t ever find anything that stole my heart. We toyed with the idea of doing a Chronicles of Narnia theme (hopefuly Aslan wouldn’t be scarry above a crib), but that never planned out. On a side note, I can’t wait to read the Chronicles of Narnia with our little girl someday!
However, that did lead us in the direction of wanting to use some artwork with animals in it. Wanting to keep the budget down, I turned to Etsy and started searching. In case you have never checked Etsy out, they have a lot of great stuff and at reasonable prices. That’s where I found this piece.
I think it was originally around $250. I am not sure though because it is listed as “sold” now and doesn’t give the price anymore. $250 was not what I had in mind, but I loved the painting. The medium used was acrylic, so I felt like I might could replicate it. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized I didn’t have the supplies or time. So I sent an e-mail to my sister with a picture of the painting attached and asked if she thought she could paint it. She said yes! She had the supplies, but I am not so sure about the time. But she did manage to work it into her busy schedule, thankfully.
With the artwork secured, that’s when I knew I had a color palate to base everything off of. The painting helped us determine what color boxes to select, the color for the chair, rug, dresser, and even curtains.
Hopefully, I will be able to get the rest of the artwork up in the room soon! (As soon as I start making it.) It is so exciting to see everything coming together.
What about you? Have you painted any artwork lately? Or used artwork as the basis for the color palate of a room?
Ok, so I thought after two weeks of blogging about Fall, DIY door decor, and events in our neighborhood, I would have something new to share about the nursery. Well, I don’t. Truth is I could show you a few things, but none of them are finished yet. I better hurry though, right? Time is running out before she arrives!
For instance, I bought the supplies to finish the insides of the drawers on the changing table. One day, I thought about starting on this project but opted for a nap instead. It’s hard to pass those up when I know soon they will just be a thing of the past.
I have also decided on what type of artwork I want to do above the changing table. I mentioned a few ideas here. Visually in my head, it looks great now. That’s the confirmation I have been waiting on before purchasing supplies. Hopefully, I will be able to put my plan into action soon. I can’t wait to show you the finished project and see how her initials will look above it.
My mom also sent me the leftover fabric from the curtains. Our office chair we have right now doesn’t really go with the rest of the room. But I have an old chair in the attic that would look great with a new coat of paint and the cushion recovered in the fabric. I am still toying with what color I should paint the chair. So yet another project not fully underway.
The one I am closest to finishing… well actually I didn’t do anything, is the artwork above the crib. My sister brought me the painting this past weekend. It looks so good, and I can’t wait to see it hanging above the crib! Hopefully, tomorrow night Michael Luke and I (more like Michael Luke) can hang it up. I would love to be able to reveal it later this week. The best part is I haven’t shared my inspiration picture for it, so the painting will be a surprise for many! It is really where the palate for the whole room came from.
Also, almost two months ago, my sister helped me get started on the mobile for above the crib. I haven’t really worked on it since then though. I have been waiting to get the artwork hung up, so I could see how they are going to work together. This may be one of the last projects I finish. We will see.
One thing that is complete though is the crib. We now have a mattress, sheets, and crib skirt.
I think it makes us looks a little more prepared for a baby. I love how the crib skirt and curtains match. What do you think? The storage boxes also do a good job of pulling colors from the fabric.
In case you haven’t noticed, we are still lacking the crib bumper. It’s on our registry, so we are holding off buying it just yet. I would like to share that we are not going the padded bumper route though. This was a tough decision for me because they are so cute and mentally what you picture when you think of a whole crib bedding ensemble. Instead of the padded bumper, we chose a mesh one. While not as visually pleasing to the eye, it is much safer for the baby and helps reduce the risk of SIDS. Looks are not worth it if they increase the chances of something happening to your baby. This is a personal decision though, and I understand if others lean more towards the padded bumpers.
We don’t plan to keep this blanket on the back of the crib but do have plans to use it. My grandmother gave this to me late this summer when I went to visit her. This was a blanket she had from when I was little. You can also see the polka dots on the sheets in this picture. The polka dots really work well with the crib skirt. I am excited to see everything come together.
This shot shows the space above the crib for the artwork. It is going to tie everything together. I am really looking forward to sharing it with you. Just a few more days of waiting though.
Thanks for being understanding of my procrastination. Do you ever have times like that? When there is plenty to do but you would rather take a few days and rest. Sometimes our bodies like to just do nothing.