Welcome to this edition of Procrastinators of the World Unite.
This one time, I got pregnant back in April, and thought “Oh, I have plenty of time to do anything.”
Then we found out we were having a girl in July, and I thought, “We still have plenty of time. She’s not due til Christmas, and it’s 107 degrees.”
And just like Voldemort sneaked in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, we realized Christmas was sneaking up on us in less than 12 weeks. There have been a few things happen lately which make us think she’ll come a little early. We hope she doesn’t, but we need to be prepared. Lessons learned from Titanic and icebergs.
The original plan was to completely finish our open concept renovation before we started the nursery. But we just felt like we couldn’t put it off any longer. So my fantastic mother came over to help me get things in motion by helping me clean out the room and rip up carpet. If Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp had a magical Julie Andrews love child, it would by my mom. She is practically perfect in every way, with a touch of cheeky-ness.
The chosen nursery… formerly known as the office. This was the already existing paint color when we moved in, dirty rotten beige.
First step, rip up carpet.
Next step, prime & paint walls. Heidi and my mom knocked it out like a professional wrestling duo on a Saturday night in front of a stadium of 80 thousand. (Is that even a thing? I know nothing. Seriously. I’ve never seen a fight in my life.)
The plan is NOT to have an all white nursery. The plan is to be cute, and do this.
This mood board is some inspiration, and some actual items that we are using. I thought Russian Nesting dolls were a perfect route to go.
I’m getting all DIY up on a bunch of nursery items. There are going to be quite a few surprises with the nursery. IE: I’m not telling you what I’m using the nesting doll fabric for, or what the mobile is, what the dresser looks like yet, or where the scallops will be. But I LOVE the scallop pattern, because when you use your imagination, it looks like an army of nesting dolls all stacked in front of each other.
The flooring is the same we’ve been using upstairs, and will be continued into her room. And the crowning jewel will be my DIY Wingback Rocking Chair that was made when I was only 7 weeks along. Still sturdy, still comfortable for the curious minds out there.
And just to remind you fine people, the pumpkin parade started today! Check out the links below for some kickin pumpkin projects.