Monday, April 28, 2008

Nursery project...

I really wanted to have a pretty chandelier in Lauren's room but with our Arizona heat, practicality won out and we decided to install a ceiling fan.

At least we found this Hunter fan with a cute lampshade light fixture instead of those big glass shades with the light bulbs hanging out of them...

the butterfly detail is pretty cute too...

Well, that's another item checked off our list for the nursery. Slowly, but surely, we're getting it done. God know, we still have plenty of time!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The crib is assembled!

After work today Joe started in on the crib assembly...

Lucy has to help with every project...

Here it is...

I guess we won't be able to use our bumper pad since there is nothing to tie it on to along the back of the crib. I'm sure that must be some kind of suffocation hazard. Any ideas on this, or is it best just not to use it?

I know, the pillows can't go in there either, right? I have SO much to learn.

I have to say that having the crib up makes this all the more real and it brought a flood of emotions when I stepped back and looked at it. Unlike a pregnancy, us waiting mommas have nothing real to hang onto. It's the little things like painting a room and putting up a crib that I can hang onto. I just wish Lauren was in OUR crib instead of the one she's in right now. Hang on, baby, it will be soon...I promise.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Border is up!

Yesterday we put the border up. Once we marked the placement on the walls, it went up in a snap.

These photos probably are the most true to the actual color. You can see that the bottom is a darker paint shade a little better in the top photo, but it doesn't show as well in the bottom one. In the room, it's very soft and subtle...just what we hoped for.

The next item on the agenda is to assemble the crib. It's been sitting in there boxed up for 2 years now...sad, but true.

We have some leftover border, so I'm thinking about doing something with a cornice board for above the window. Hmmm...once the crib is done and the furniture's in place the REAL fun starts! DECORATING...YEAH!