Monday, June 21, 2010

Nursey Progress: Dresser

We made so much progress in the nursery this weekend!!! Here's what we started with on Friday night....This room has basically been our storage for the past few weeks. It normally houses the futon and bookcase, plus a huge rubbermaid bin with my wedding gown.

Bright and early Saturday morning, my sister and her fiance tackled the futon. That thing was a pain in the ass to take apart.
But they still needed a place to sleep and I wasn't ready to get rid of the mattress yet, so we kept that. It was $300 back in 2005 when we bought it and I know that we got our money's worth out of it.... but I was having a hard time letting it go. So it stayed. But it's days are numbered... I'm posting it on CraigsList and if it doesn't sell by the weekend, it's going to the dumpster.
We also rearranged lots of Rubbermaid bins full of stuff, donated lots to the Salvation Army, and reorganized our storage shed. Since I couldn't move anything myself, I directed and my slave labor siblings did the heavy lifting.

Then Sunday morning we put together the dresser!!!!!! Pay no attention to the bookcase, Rubbermaid bin full of wedding dress, and LL Bean tote in the back corner. That's another project for next weekend.

My (future) brother-in-law was the master engineer for this project:
While my sister was the master dog snuggler for the duration of the project:
Two hours in, he and I had the frame mostly together:
And an hour after that we had this:
Notice the drawer resting on top of the dresser... we were missing the rails that make it slide in and out of the frame. I have to make a trip to Ikea this week to get a set and then it will be 100% finished. I love it! It's the 8 drawer Hemnes dresser, and the glossy finish is going to match the crib (Graco Lauren) perfectly. Here's the view from the doorway:

I am so excited about how everything is coming together! I am also super happy my sister and brother (in law) came to visit (and provided free manual labor). Ryan was teaching a class all weekend and I couldn't have done it all myself (actually I couldn't have done any of it myself). But besides the nursery progress, we spent time just hanging around the house, trying on clothes at Motherhood Maternity, and making homemade pizza. Can someone please explain to me why Maryland has to be 3 hours away from New Jersey? I wish we could do this every other weekend instead of just once every 3 months :-(

Next weekend Ryan and I are going to ditch the futon mattress and bookcase, put together the crib, and marvel at the fact that in 19 weeks we'll have a little baby girl in this house. Crazy!!


Adam said...

We had a lot of fun Katie, slave labor and all :)

Kaitlin said...

love the dresser, so cute!