So now we are back and our big focus is finishing up our little girl's Nursery. Luckily my husband has off until after New Years so he is painting the Nursery for me and helping me get some things hung up and put away. Here are a few photos of our old Nursery, what it looks like now, and a few other things I'm working on. I'm due February 28th so my goal is to bust out all of these little projects I've been talking about and blogging about for so long. It's not that I'm lazy, it's just that I never can seem to get stuff done while taking care of my 3 year old. He is always up in my business so it is hard to really get time for anything that involves paint, hot glue, or tools without letting him use them too.
This is what my son's Nursery looked like. Even though we knew we were having a boy I wanted to keep it gender neutral so we could use it if we were to also have a girl. Little did I know at the time that I would be sick of it by now and definitely ready for something more sophisticated. I remember at the time looking for bedding that wasn't necessarily a theme. I liked polka dots and stripes together but I just couldn't find what I was looking for without spending a fortune for custom bedding. As you can see the room is tiny so I tried to keep it pretty simple.
I liked the idea of this rub on lettering because once my son got big enough to stand up I didn't have to worry about him pulling anything down on himself.
Here is what the Nursery looks like today. My husband is going to paint the top white so we have a nice clean slate to work with. It's frightening to think how much we have to do in such a short time!
Today I wrapped this cardboard letter in yarn which will be hung on the wall in a collage with a few other items. I've seen letters like this wrapped a few different ways (some fully covered and some where the yarn is a little more random) I liked the idea of having some of the cardboard showing so I wasn't too particular with the way the yarn was wrapped.
Another project that I'm excited about are these shelves we've been working on. We are essentially adding a little closet area when you first walk into the room to hang clothes and store shoes since we are so limited on space in our home. My husband currently has his clothes in the Nursery closet so we are trying to spare his area from being taken over by baby stuff.
This is just a little sneak peak and doesn't really do the shelves justice. I think once they are hung with the clothes on them they will look really neat. If you are having a hard time visualizing you can see where I got the idea for this here.