That's right, the room off of our living room that our little lady will reside in is finally taking shape. Since we moved in, this room was more or less a holding cell. We had in the back of our minds that it had serious nursery potential, but were using it for a desk and a random book shelf in the meantime. Now with less than three months til her arrival, we have officially begun "nesting" as they call it. Weird.
Last week Jeremiah and Cameron painted the boring beige walls a calming gray. Glidden's Smooth Stone to be exact. Although I hadn't envisioned gray (since we have hues of it in other rooms), we think it's a nice neutral against some bold fabric choices.
In addition to the dining room curtains, my gracious mother also manufactured a set of panels for the babe's room. Jeremiah and I scored that crazy fabric from the same Joann sale I mentioned before. We don't plan to actually use the curtains to cover the french doors though. Hoping instead to find a pair of white roman or roller shades to give the girl some privacy and darkness for when she's sleeping straight through the night from day one of being home. You guessed it, she'll be the perfect baby. Aren't we lucky?
Another big excitement was the arrival of the crib. Thanks to the in-laws for the generous gift! Jeremiah got right to work putting his daughter's throne together and fortunately the process ran very smoothly. The white and brown will tie in other pieces that will go in the room and of course the added drawer is a definite storage plus. Loving it! Once it's adorned with a mattress and some fabulous bedding it'll be all ready.
Excuse the awful lighting in the photos. The crazy lamp I bought from IKEA casts much-less-than-ideal shadows all over the place and makes for a dimly lit room. I don't claim to be a photographer, but I sure know shadows and minimal lighting make for terrible pictures. You get the idea though...