Wednesday, January 30, 2008

. . . Since Thanksgiving . . . Part Four

We've been decorating the nursery!!

When we found out we were having a baby girl, I already had in my mind what I wanted to do with the nursery! We are doing pink (of course), white, and black accents. So we began with storing our guest bedroom furniture with our church (thanks Pastor and Jalyn) for my mom to get when she comes down. Then we began painting. Our first project was a crib that was given to us. We wanted black furniture, so we got some spray paint and began. I must admit that it really turned out great!! We were also pleasantly surprised that when putting the crib together without instructions, that we were able to complete it in about 45 minutes with only one or two re-dos. Don was even recovering from a cold!

Step #1 - Slight sanding and priming

Step #2 - Paint Black

Step #3 - Move to inside - touch up.

Step #4 - Assemble!

Don has had an itch, since we found out we were expecting, to put his creativity to work and build something nice for the baby. When he was on Christmas break, he was able to work on "his creation" without the pull of school as well. It is almost finished, but I think we will wait for it to be finished for the big reveal - I know, I know, I'm aweful!

I've also had a crafty idea that I've been meaning to do for a while that I am also working on for the nursery. I've started, but the Virginia yucky winter (if you'd call it that) has put a damper on my creativity. So, I will also reveal that with the before and after pictures. . . Later. =)

Lastly, we had the daunting task of picking out fabric for the bedding, which Grandma Katie is going to be making for her namesake, Kate. Then following that, we picked out the paint. I've got one coat of the "cotton candy" pink done and it will need another coat to be completely finished with that. Then, I spoke with my Pastor's wife, Jalyn, about some possibilities of what to do different with the walls, since she is a paint/decorating queen. She gave me the idea of doing some diamonds on an accent wall. So, we have a shade darker pink that we will alternate with the wall color pink in the diamonds. I am really excited to see what it will look like. Again, I will post pictures later.

So, I guess the theme of this post, is that we are working on our nursery, and as things finish up (within the next three months - since I am entering my last trimester this week!!!!) we'll be posting our before and after pictures of our projects. Stay tuned!


Abby Sokul Turner said...

Can't wait to see pictures of everything! I had so much fun decorating our nursery - it's just so fun!!! I can't believe you are just about in your last trimester! Time has flown!!

Travis and Becky said...

yippeee!!! you ARE pretty awful, though, for not posting more pictures....grrrrr...
i love the crib. it looks GREAT!!! PLEASE put up a picture of your big belly. i'm dyin' up here not seeing you grow =) love you, treenie

Carrie said...

can't wait to see more pictures, don't forget to include some of you and your belly :)

T.J. and Shannon said...

Isn't this so fun!! I'm loving getting things ready for the nursery and Ariana's arrival. The crib looks great! Can't wait to see the rest of the completed projects.

jeileenbaylor said...

Oh my word.. it's going to be awesome! I can't wait to see it all together (I bet you feel the same way!)

Conleys said...

cute, cute, cute! I can't wait til we can get our own house and finally have color. I will probably go nuts with it. You guys will have to all come out so we can have a painting party! :) Especially Jalyn! I have those same colors picked for Esther's room which my Kim Anderson prints coordinate with. i can't wait to see the other projects you guys have up your sleeve..always the masters at suspense.

Congrats on the 3rd trimester! It won't be much longer now!

Tim & Kristen said...

I am getting very excited for you. The crib looks great, and I am looking forward to more pictures to come. Wow, can't believe you are in your last trimester. Time has really flown. Keep us updated!!

jeileenbaylor said...

sorry that your b-day card came so early... I just was afraid I was going to forget, and wasn't sure how long it would take to get there :o)

S&s said...

okay--my computer is doing something wacky. . .I was in the middle of leaving you a comment and it deleted it! :( Anywho. . .I cannot believe that you are already starting your 3rd tri. & the crib looks fabulous!!!