Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. Following Tuesday’s “big reveal” about Baby R (thank you for the many Congratulations!), I thought we could talk about nurseries today.
Kevin and I decided that my office/craft room would be the best place for our teeny-tiny little one:
Yep…all the crafts and the sewing will be moving to the basement or the guest room (I am trying to figure out if I can squish them in there without making it too cluttered). I am not sure that is going to make the whole craftaholic thing better, but what can you do?!
After we picked out what room, the next step was a crib. There are so many cute ones out there, and I thought I might have a hard time deciding (not the case). I wanted something a little different, and when I saw this Springtime Crib at Babies R Us I knew the search was over. I originally wanted just a white crib, but the touch of wood is so cute, and I love the bead board in the middle panels. The crib is actually still sitting in the box in our dining room (for ohhhh..about 2 months now) so I had to use the stock photo. I am hoping we can put it together soon so I can make a crib skirt and figure out how to arrange the room.
Babies R Us also has a matching dresser…
but some of the reviews said the drawers were cheaply made, and it wasn’t the best quality overall. I am getting sick of buying stuff made of particle board/cheap fake wood (who else is with me on this one?), so we decided to stalk craigslist for a better dresser. My original plan was just to find a solid wood dresser similar to the one above and bust out the spray paint and call it a day. Taking into consideration my track record on completing projects and the fact that I could hardly move…we changed our minds! We decided to search for an antique/vintage wood dresser. Amazingly enough I found an antique dresser for $250 (I think) on craigslist and the owner lived just a few blocks from us. Here is the original pic taken off of craigslist:
Kevin went to check out the dresser while I was at work one day. Listen to the deal we got…the owner was so nice he loaded it into his pick up and brought it over, then he proceeded to lower the price to $180 (even though Kevin hadn’t said a thing about paying less and had every intention of paying him the $250). What a bargain! I think the previous owner was happy it was going to a nice young family (he was an older man who said the dresser originally belonged to his grandmother or mother I think).
It is a beautiful dresser, and I am sure we will have it for many years to come.
The only other item I have purchased for the nursery is this fabulous round shag rug from overstock.com.
This beauty is still rolled up in the original packaging in our foyer. I am hoping it is just as pretty as the picture!
We are also getting a rocking chair…word on the street is we are going to borrow Kevin’s grandmother’s antique rocker, which I am super excited about and can’t wait to see.
I know there is still a ton to do and buy, but we have a good start so far. Next week maybe I’ll show off some boy and girl moodboards I created. Have you made any moodboards lately? I also need to make one for our kitchen which desperately needs a makeover. Add it to the list!
What do you have planned for the weekend? Yard work? DIY or crafting fun? Whatever it is, good luck and enjoy!