Sunday, December 30, 2012

Shabby Chic Nursery Update

I have found a few pieces of inspiration for our baby girl's nursery. They all seemed to follow the same trend so I have now decided she will have a Shabby Chic style room to be pampered in!

Inspiration #1

Inspiration #2
Inspiration #3 (headband, dress and pearls)
As I mentioned in previous posts...the furniture has been purchased and we did pick it up just before Christmas. We did not get it all set up but did get it out of the boxes! We plan on, with the help of my artist Mama, antiquing the much-to-white finish so it has more of a shabby chic look and feel to it!

Still in the box and YES, it is Disney!

Crib boxed

Most incredibly comfortable glider/rocker ever.

Out of the box and ready to be antiqued.
Once I figured out that I did want to go with that particular theme, I needed to decide on can pretty much make any colors work here but I wanted it to really be pampering and classy so we went with a pale pink, gray and ivory.

Now, being the overly ambitious person that I am, I did not want to fork up the $300+ bucks for stylish crib bedding and then even more for window coverings...sooooo, I decided to make my own. I sewed a few things for Sebastian's nursery but making nursery bedding and drapes is way more involved BUT I am up for the challenge. Off to the HUGE fabric store we went (Mama and I) to find the perfect combination of patterns, colors and textures. Now, I did end up spending over a hundred dollars on fabrics BUT that was for a crib bumper, comforter, diaper stacker, bed skirt, patterns and drapes!

The pink and ivory in the middle if the main color and fabric choice.
I LOVE what we were able to find...the combination of patterns and colors are perfect for what I envisioned.

Next, we were off to Lowes for paint! Having chosen quite a bit pink and knowing that most of the accessories would be pink...we decided to go with the gray on the walls. The cream coloring will be big on the crib, dresser and recliner.

We went with "Hi-Ho Silver" which just happened to match the fabric perfectly!
I think it is coming along rather nicely! Especially for starting so incredibly late...Jonathan is planning on tackling the painting tomorrow and Tuesday...then the furniture will be next.

3-D Baby Girl Ultrasound video and pictures along with Christmas celebration blogging coming soon...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick Update

I've been wanting to post for awhile but work and shopping and wrapping and wrangling have kept me pretty busy these days. I also keep forgetting my camera so I can't give you guys any new photos to look at :(
Everything is going well...I have almost got all the shopping done! We stuck to toys I knew Sebastian has been eyeing and will get some real use out of. Jonathan was a lot more difficult since he REFUSED to give me any ideas and has everything he could ever want. We both are those type of people who hate asking for people to buy us things, we would rather save our money and get it ourselves. So, needless to say, shopping for him has been quite an experience.

Santa's little elf!
I had been toying with the idea of not creating a nursery for our new little one and instead just putting both the babies together. However, after receiving a few items and seeing how packed Sebastian's room already is, we have changed our minds! Our home has four bedrooms: Master, Sebastian's Nursery, a guest bedroom and an office...guess who is getting a makeover?!?! Seeing as that I DO NOT DO work at home, I get enough between 8a-5p...and Jonathan is graduating in May 2013...we don't really have a need for an office and our need for a baby girl nursery is much, MUCH greater, the office is getting the boot! It will be a challenge to convert because it has become our catch-all room, but it gives us a reason to spring clean. I am excited for the challenge...designing and decorating Sebastian's room was so much fun, now getting to do a girly one will be equally enjoyable!

She is in there!
When I found out I was pregnant with Sebastian, I pretty much started designing his room immediately and had all 8 months to work out the details. This time, we have procrastinated a bit and we are left with four months to get it all done. Which may sound like a lot of time but for a mama who has a full time job, a daddy who is a full time student and the holidays looming and a 14 month old who has grumpy nights, it will go by in the blink of an eye!
So, we went to some baby stores this past weekend to look at furniture for the room. It is a tight room, so we are trying to make sure we get furniture that will fit and be practical all while remembering she is a girl and needs to be spoiled!
It was a very productive Saturday...we not only found the perfect furniture but also ordered it...we got a white crib with a canopy top and dresser to match, along with a VERY comfy glider (for Jonathan and those late nights :) they will be arriving in 2 weeks so I'll be sure to post pictures when they are all set up! My mom and dad are the BEST EVER and helped us with everything!

Saturday Morning's breakfast consisted of marshmellows, cheerios and yogurt bites.
A Glimpse of the past:

Look at this adorable little guy just a few months ago...

I miss those days sometimes...but I love him being old enough to come up and just give me a huge hug or plant a kiss on my unsuspecting cheek!