I was able to get SO much done this weekend in Baby K's nursery, and as I sit here sore all over writing this post - I am so glad I started this process when I am only 19 weeks. I can't imagine how limiting things are going to get in the next few weeks, but thankfully this weekend I was able to take full advantage of all the extra energy I have.
I'm so happy to say operation project nursery is in full swing!
Last year as soon as we found out we were pregnant, my mind immediately began dreaming up the perfect nursery for our soon to be babe.
Let me start out by giving you some details on our current living arrangement:
Currently, we rent a 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom apartment from family. Our apartment is extremely unique and it has quite the unusual layout. When we moved in 4 years ago we transformed one of the bedrooms into our living room. In our bedroom there are two closets but they are small - so of course I claimed both of them. This made CT get the two larger closets (which are jam packed) located in our now living room. With our first tax return as a married couple we splurged on a nice oversized couch and love seat for our living room.
Needless to say we had lots of decisions to make when it came to where we were going to put our nursery. If ever, it was time to get creative!
Option 1: Move and no longer pay $350 a month for rent.
Option 2: Sell our nice living room furniture and transform the original second bedroom into a nursery. This means CT gets rid of one of his closets so the baby can have one. This would also mean he would have to go into the baby's room to get dressed.
Option 3: Transform our current dining room, the room that you walk directly into from outside our apartment, into the nursery. That would mean having to move the dining room table and buffet into the craft/hobby room. That would also mean we would need to sell the desk, book cases, and oversized chair currently in the craft/hobby room. This would also mean that I would have to reorganize and store all of my craft stuff in the buffet.
In the end - option 3 won out.
CT didn't want to give up the couches or a closet, so we will make things work!
Surprisingly, I am super happy with our decision and everything is coming together perfect.
Let's start with the small details:
Paint the walls!
Paint // Lowe's // Valspar - Muted Ebony
Paint the accessories to ensure everything is matching!
Mirror // Gift from my dad which he found antiquing.
Lamp // TJMaxx
Curtains // purchased for our wedding (CT thinks they are too girly so these probably won't stay)
Paint Color // Lowe's // Pantone Universe - Bay
Rug // Rugs Usa
Mint Throw // TJMaxx
Laundry Basket // TJMaxx
Car Bookends // Nebraska Furniture Mart
Add some furniture:
3 piece dresser/changing table // Home Decorators
(it was a gift from my parents and I absolutely LOVE it!
I am so happy with everything so far.
I already walk by this room only 1/4th complete and get so excited for our little man to arrive! Soon and very soon!!