Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nursery Progress - sort of

Here's the "progress" we've made on the Nursery so far. Basically, we emptied the room of the guest furniture and assembled the crib. Here's the view as you enter the room. I've decided to not repaint the pale blue walls (much to my husbands' excitement I might add!), since it's a feminine blue, and will add accents of pink and cream and white instead.

Here's the view looking out towards the door. The dresser, which we plan to use as the baby's dresser, belonged to my father in-law as a boy and then used by my husband growing up. I had wanted to painted the dresser white, but it feels wrong to paint a family heirloom. Plus my husband said no. I might add some fun knobs instead.

And here's a close-up  of the crib we got from Pottery Barn. I originally had my heart set on this iron crib, but changed my mind once I discovered the mattress did not raise or lower, and that our backs would probably kill us after a week of lifting the baby in and out of the crib.

So what's the hold-up on decorating the nursery, you ask? Because, as most of you know, I have been known to paint an entire room and redecorate in a weekend. Once I get an idea in my head, it's all I can do to contain myself. Well, this is the hold-up.....

We splurged and ordered this glider/rocker and ottoman from Pottery Barn, and it takes 8-12 weeks for delivery. 12 weeks would put us into December, so I'm really hoping it's more along the lines of 8-10 weeks. Anyways, the glider is going to go in the corner, next to the crib, and I kind of need it in place before I can assemble all of the other pieces of the room. Which is killing me. Because I want to decorate the nursery so badly!

Here are some of the ideas swimming in my head...

Once the glider is in place next to the crib, I am thinking of putting a floor lamp in the corner. And make one of my ruffled lamp shades.

I am also thinking of hanging these pom-poms above the glider. Maybe trade out the darker pom-pom for a cream or white one.

I had originally planned to make these fabric pom-poms, going off this tutorial. But then I gave it some serious thought, and realized that after cutting out 100 circles or so, I would be hating myself after the first pom-pom. They do look fabulous though.

And then there is of course these to die for fabric hoops! I have already picked out the fabric for mine, just need to assemble them and take pictures so I can share the tutorial with you.  I plan to hang the hoops above the crib. 

We already have some nice faux wood blinds covering the windows, but I also want to add some curtains. I haven't decided if I will make curtains or purchase some. These pink ones are kind of nice.

And then of course I am still thinking of doing one of these floor to ceiling book ledges. I wish I had a larger wall for these, but the only wall that works in the room is the one behind the door. Oh, and I love the pillow on the chair. I just might have to make one of these.

And lastly, if there is room once the glider and ottoman is in place, I would like to paint the deep bookcase that my husband built in high school, and place it beneath the window as a changing table.

Can the glider and ottoman hurry up and get here please? Because I'm dying to decorate the rest of the room!

Pregnancy update: I am just over 29 weeks along now, or a little over 7 months. We went in for a level 2 ultrasound two weeks ago, which is a 4D ultrasound, and got the most amazing pictures of our little girl Isabel! We could see her cute button nose, her tiny little mouth, her precious eyelids and her tiny hand which was resting along the side of her face. She is already so beautiful! I am feeling her move inside me more. Her little feet kicking the right side of my belly, her head is on my left side.It is such a trip to have a little being moving inside me  :)



  1. I wait in delightful anticipation to see Isabel's beautiful new room! Love Gail

  2. I loved reading this and can't wait to see the finished nursery - and the baby, of course! I'm glad you didn't paint that heirloom chest. Sending good wishes to the shipping fairies.

  3. Yes, Jenny! I hope that glider gets here soon! I can't wait to see the baby's room all finished!

  4. OH! I'm so excited for you! We're about ready to find out what we are having in two weeks! I am just like you with the decorating...I want it done in one weekend. But with not knowing what were having, I'm just stuck waiting...I love keepinf the walls blue with pink accents! It will be a beautiful room! I love the name you picked too!!

  5. I love that your leaving it blue. I think it will give it a very unique, upscale, look with the pinks and creams. I know just what you mean about flipping a room in less than 72 hours. When I get my ducks in a row, it's all I can do to make time for sleep. Ha ha ha. I hope that glider comes sooner rather than later. You've got plenty of time, but I completely understand your anxiousness!! :-). Glad to hear all is well with your sweet one.

  6. Good news! I received an email that the glider shipped, just waiting for the in-home delivery call.

    Tabitha, I didn't realize you were expecting. How exciting!

  7. Can't wait to see the finished product--with our grand baby in it!!!

    Love you!!


  8. My childhood room was powder blue with all white furniture and sheer curtains - it was very feminine, so pink is not necessarily the only way to go. But whatever you do will be gorgeous, Jenny!!! I can't wait to see the finished product - both the room and the baby!!!!!!!

  9. Aww!!! I liked everything about this post. Such a pretty pale blue color. I'm so glad you're not painting the walls or the dresser. That dresser is perfect as is and what a special item to have for your baby. I can't wait to see the rest of the nursery when it's completed!


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