In deciding to start a family, I really honestly thought it would take several months to get the timing right, and all that. God had other plans for us and it happen MUCH quicker than I anticipated.
We planned it so that I could finish nursing school before baby arrived. What I didn't think about was that all of my spare time (haha that has to be a joke) would have to be devoted to cleaning out my "catch all" room, that would be the baby's nursery. When we moved in I always knew this one room would be the nursery. However I also knew it'd be YEARS before we'd have a baby to fill it with so I used it as my catch all. Anything and EVERYTHING I didn't immediately know what to do with was thrown into this room!
I also always knew that Classic Winnie the Pooh would be my theme since I wouldn't be finding out the sex. Luckily I have a wonderful friend who also happens to be an amazing artist. So we always said that when the time came she would paint a mural on the wall. Well unfortunately what we didn't plan on was that when the time came she would live in Florida!!
Timing being a huge issue of when she could come and paint the mural meant that I had to get my butt into high gear and CLEAN OUT the messiest room in my house! She gave me all of a 2 week warning of when she was coming into town. I thought I had more time to prepare but ended up not.
So here is what I started with...
|view looking into the room. See what I mean with the mess|
|I struggled to find a place for all the books!|
|A completely bare room!|
|WOW, It was spotless|
|the other part of my motivation was to see what the crib looked like up|
|I started out getting samples of each of these, but didn't love|
any of them
|so I got a couple more and ended up choosing the far right one.|
After painting the room green, two days later Vina came over to start and finish the mural. We originally wanted several little "pictures" on the wall but since I didn't know what other furniture I would have or where I would put it, we stuck with just the one and then she is going to canvas paintings for the rest...
|Day 1 and the tree was painted|
|Day 2 she put the picture up|
|the finished picture. It's from the book Tiggers don't climb trees!|
Since she left we've also gotten our dresser and glider. We got them both on sale at Babies R Us!!! I was so thrilled about this! The dresser is bigger than I anticipated so it's hard to figure out where to put everything and I can't get a bookcase like I once thought but thats ok, the room has a walk-in closet so maybe I can do something creative in there.
|The view as you walk in the room|
|Can't wait to see baby when I open the door!|
|The only spot I could think of to put the glider, the ottoman is|
off to the side for now...
ok so there is the nursery up to this point. Now I just have to find a spot for all this baby stuff, and finish up some little decorating things! I'm really getting excited and less stressed out about this whole process!!