Monday, August 16, 2010

Nursery Progress

A long, long time ago (January 2010), our second bedroom was a catch-all of crap: And the closet was worse:

Then my sister and future brother-in-law came to visit in June and we made some progress turning the room o' crap into a nursery. We took lots of stuff to Goodwill, consolidated what we could, and were left with a semi-useable closet:

That weekend we also put together the dresser and later that week, Ryan put together the crib.

But this past weekend, we kicked major ass... we were Weekend Warriors, if you will. We painted, added additional shelving to the closet, and made the leap from second bedroom to Holy Crap - A Real Live Baby Is Going To Live In This Nursery.

First, the closet:

The left half is still storage of extra sheets, luggage, and my old My Little Ponies (they are collector's items, thankyouverymuch), but the right side is all baby. The floor of the right side slopes up due to the stairwell directly below, so we added in some brackets and shelving to increase our storage space. That tan and brown basket actually slides out and is currently housing wipes and baby shampoo. Then the shelf directly above is home to our diaper stash - I've been getting awesome deals on Amazon (thanks to Money Saving Mom). Yey for increased storage!

And we painted:

It's been raining all day so these aren't the greatest representation of the color, but it's a really crisp, clear green by Valspar called Lily Pond. I love it, and it matches the stripes in the bedding almost perfectly. And how great do the crib and dresser look against it?! It's super bright and happy... I sort of wish I could sleep in there.

Now I just need to find some curtains and artwork for the walls... oh, and a lamp. Probably one that doesn't cost $59.... I'm hoping to hit up Home Goods in the next few weeks to see what they have in the lighting department, and for artwork I'm going with Etsy. I love this


How cute would that be to the left of the window? My mom's rocking chair is going in that corner, and I'm going to put up some sort of book holder, so the alphabet print fits right in.

Our pink and green nursery is slowing coming together... at the moment it's more green than pink, but once we add in the sheets, tissue poms, and artwork, it'll be the perfect balance between bright & cheery and super girlie. What do you think?


Southern Aunt said...

Looking good so far...can't wait to see the finished product (and baby girl too..LOL)!!!!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Love the wall color!

Heather said...

Love!!! Our walls are green with white furniture...great taste!!!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

it looks beautiful, you guys have down a great job! I love the art you've picked out and the wall color is gorgeous!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh it is so cute...can't wait to see it all done and filled with cute, pink baby!

AP Mommy said...

Aw loooks great - mine still looks more like your first picture - was just in the room today sorting through more piles of paper. I do not understand why we have so much.

Rachel said...

AH! It's going to be so, so precious. I am totally getting the baby fever, just by looking at this sweet nursery! Maybe I should find me a husband first :)

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Anonymous said...

The room looks great and so does mommy. You guys did a great job!

Me again from NJ

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