Saturday, August 15, 2009

now all we need is the baby...

i finally finished up the straightening, organizing, and arranging in the nursery (well...finished is a relative term...i still have a few things i want mike to hang for me)...so i can officially say the nursery is ready for a baby! now if only the rest of the house would magically become (and stay) organized and tidy (i feel like i make GREAT progress in one area or room just to find the other areas are disasterfied again....oh well!).

here's the nursery....

the dresser (a hand-me-down from mike's fam) and boston rocker (a hand-me-down from my fam) that we repainted...the color is "paris mint"...a very subtle green...you may be able to see it more clearly if you enlarge the pic...

the finished baby blanket...this was my first attempt at something that had to be whip-stitched together, and honestly, the whip-stitching was far more frustrating than i imagined...but i gave up on perfectionism and at least finished it...as mike reminded me, the baby is not going to care if it isn't perfect! :)

the crib...obviously...

this shelf...another hand-me-down from my parents...this shelf has made the rounds! i believe (correct me if i'm wrong mom) that my grandpa built it for my mom's room when she was a little girl...and i KNOW it was in my room when i was a little girl...and it was in the nursery for both elizabeth and kate as well...

i'm really happy with the way everything turned out...the room is nice and bright with the yellow walls...and i'm loving the combo of all the hand-me-down pieces of furniture...just can't wait to be snuggling the baby against my chest in the rocking chair...hopefully soon, soon, soon!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

the nursery is beautiful! i love the shelf...especially that it's been in the family and handmade. so fun! and the blanket you knit is beautiful, amanda! can't wait to "meet" your new little one!

Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. LOVE it! You did a great job! I can't believe you're so close to having a little one in that room! I will have to come back for another visit. :)

Anonymous said...

It all came together beauitfully. Hope you can get the curtain hung and feel it is complete, all but the dear baby. The white shelf was in my room as a young girl, but built by a neighbor man, not Bapa. (He was too busy to do things like that until he retired.) It had a matching unit on the wall opposite the window that had a desk for studying and more shelves. Wonder what ever happened to that side of the set. They were designed for the slanting ceiling in my upstairs bedroom of a cape code house. I love the way the rocker turned out, much nicer than the old scratched up wood and stain. Wonder if this will be a boy or girl?? Only God knows, but soon we will too! We are very proud of what you have done! Love, Grandmommy & Poppy

Rick and Beth said...

What a cute little room! It won't be long now!

Nancy M. said...

It looks wonderful! Y'all did a great job painting the furniture. I would have thought it was new. It won't be too long now!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

So lovely Amanda! I love it. Looks so organized, clean, warm, and ready!!! :)

Chelle said...

Oh Amanda, it's such a lovely little nursery, all ready,all set for that sweet tiny face you are about to meet. Praying for you today. For all five of you.