Finally we get to the fun part! No more talk of lady parts or day care waiting lists. Instead, we’re playing in paint colors and fabric swatches. Woo! Now this kind of planning I can get behind.
Eggroll’s room is pretty big for a second bedroom. We’re already filling it up nicely with furniture we had and things we have found or purchased. So far, we’ve only spent money on her crib, which will be white. We got a hand-me-down glider from our sister-in-law, which is also white, and we found a desk on the side of the road that will make for a great changing table now and homework spot down the line. This will need a fresh coat of paint, as will one bookshelf we (cough, Randy, cough) will paint white. That means we’ll have mismatched furniture – some white, some cherry wood – but I think it will look nice in the end.
Randy spent this last weekend painting the room “Daffodil” from Sherwin-Williams. We picked this color because it was fun, but not too bright… on the swatch. In real life – pack your sunglasses when you come over! It’s bold!
A good friend refinished the glider’s cushions for us using a cozy green and white fabric similar to what you see below. Woo! One project done.
The quilt you see in picture #3 has been my inspiration for the room. I had to wheel and deal with the manager at Buy Buy Baby to purchase just the quilt. It was a floor model, so even with a few rounds in the washer, there are some imperfections. That’s OK. Eggroll can’t use it as a blanket anyway (see! I’ve been paying attention in class!), so we’ll probably use it as a playmat. Lord knows with Big Brother Noah around, the quilt will see much worse than a few scuff marks.
As you can imagine, my list of DIY projects is out of control as always. I’ve tried to at least put an order to things, but I’m not confident I’ll get to everything before her arrival.
Before Eggroll was even a glimmer in my eye, I knew I wanted to have a letter wall like what you see below in my baby’s nursery. Since I was so stoked about this idea, the letters are already done! I can’t show them to you though because I’ve changed up this plan a little bit… I put her initials (which are not E.J.) on bigger letters than the rest of the alphabet. Two birds, one stone. Boom.
I found PERFECT fabric to match the quilt on a recent trip to Joann’s. I only bought samples though and promptly lost the receipt that listed the name. Blast. Assuming I can find it again, I plan on making a crib skirt and simple valance curtains for the room using tutorials similar to #2 and #3. Finally, I want to make sure we have a mobile somewhere in the room. I stumbled into #4 on Pinterest today which might be perfect. I can use more of the scrapbook paper I used for the letters to tie the room together.
My list of projects continues… including changing table pad covers, breastfeeding infinity scarves, burb rags, and homemade toys. Unfortunately, I still need to do a lot of other projects before I get to this stuff. Ah well. There’s always maternity leave, right?! Wink, wink.
If you have any other projects for me to add to the list, let me hear ’em! Bonus points if they would take less than an hour (a la a newborn’s nap time) to complete.