As part of our Labor Day weekend, Ben and I decided to finish some projects around the house, including unpacking and fixing up the baby's room. With only 11 days left until my due date, I can finally say that we are ready for Remy's arrival.
I received the nursery decor and crib bedding set as a baby shower gift from my mother back in June. Since then, it's just been sitting around along with the rest of the baby stuff. We knew we were going to be moving so we put off buying quite a few things (less things to move), and never put anything together. I was so excited this week when I got to pull everything out and actually start decorating!! The only difficulty? Being eight and half months pregnant, I needed a lot of help from Ben. Good thing I got him a drill for his birthday. :)
Look how wonderful the crib looks:
I actually bought the crib and dresser used from the classifieds on ksl.com. The crib was in really good condition, but the dresser needed a little bit of work. Ben replaced all the sliders on the drawers so they pulled out smoothly. Also, as the dresser was missing some knobs, we replaced them. We picked out brown knobs to match the brown in the crib bedding and nursery decor. And we bought a brown curtain rod to hang the matching window valence.
I really wanted a comfortable nursing chair, and when Ben and I went to Ikea last, I fell in love with the Boliden chair. I decided at the last minute to go for the brown instead of the white, and I'm glad I did because I think it matches the rest of the nursery and won't show as much dirt. Also, notice the cute diaper stacker hanging on the wall.
We also had to include the futon in the nursery. I put the matching rug in front to tie the room together. You can also see the matching hamper just to the right of it.
Now, if I can just figure out what to do with the wall space above the crib and futon. Any ideas?