The nursery is finally ready for the little man who will move in next week! A few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure that we would make it but I finally got myself motivated enough to finish the “board” and batten trim and do all the little projects that were on my list. I must be in full nesting mode…I sewed ten pillow covers yesterday for our living room, boys bedrooms and front porch.
I can’t find the “before” pictures that I took before we moved in last summer so I’m just going to dive right in to the “after” pictures.
I decided on a grey, white and navy theme before we knew this baby was a boy, adding the teal as an accent colour (instead of pink had it been a girl). I bought the sheer curtains for $5 each at my local Goodwill store. I couldn’t believe that they had six of them…and I bought them all!
Hubby and I learned a very valuable lesson about working on a 120+ year old house when we were installing the horizontal trim…”level” doesn’t exist in houses that old! We went with “eye-level” instead and it looks much better than the first attempt.
I installed the vertical trim all by myself and mastered the air-compressor powered nail gun (on the first try) at 37.5weeks pregnant! The mobile was a Mini Project Monday feature that cost me absolutely no money…love that!
I don’t have a full picture of it, but we’ve fit a single bed into this room. A necessity, given that our first two boys liked to be held as they fall asleep and refused the crib for several weeks after their arrival at home.
My limited fine art skills got some exercising to make the helicopter, car and plane art. It’s cute, and covers up a few spots where the wall will never be completely flat…that 120+ year old house thing again!
A very exciting picture of our change table…but look at the shelves underneath. More space for storage, which is a miracle since we couldn’t fit our tall shelving unit we’d used in the nursery in our old house.
This is the quilt made by someone far more talented than I when it comes to sewing, my mother. She’s made quilts for both our older boys but I think this one is my favourite. I love how the navy and teal play off each other…so sharp looking!
That’s it for the nursery…which is now officially the most finished room in the house! Luckily Baby#3’s older brothers don’t know/care that their rooms have been put on the backburner!
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