I’ve reached my third trimester. Already? And panic is starting to set in. Mainly becuase this is what the nursery looks like:
For quite some time, I’ve been pinning ideas for the nursery. Since we found out Baby S was a little boy, I’ve been ready to start working in there, but haven’t quite found the motivation I was looking for. I guess the ticking time bomb around my waist is motivation enough. Baby S will be here before we know it and I still have lots of other projects outside of the nursery that also need to be completed before his arrival.
Here is the room before we cleaned it out. Wasn’t she a beauty? (Um, no.) We moved the computer into the kitchen and Alston was using this room as a library of sorts to play with his books and puzzles.
I already have really nice Pottery Barn bedding from Alston’s Beatrix Potter nursery way back when. (See Alston’s nursery here.) Although, I’ve pretty much decided not to use it again. I know I want to use this antique dresser that my mom is letting me borrow. I think its the perfect size to put a changing pad on top and I love the clean lines and rustic feel. It will also provide some much needed storage space in a room with a tiny closet. She also has a baby bed in a similar wood finish that I may or may not paint.
Here is my nursery to-do list:
- paint the back of the built-ins blue
- sand built-ins and shelves
- paint built-ins and shelves
- bring in baby bed and dresser
- choose wall color
- paint walls and trim
- buy curtain rods and hang curtains
- get baby stuff out of storage
- wash and organize
- unpack and clean car seat and swing
- fill shelves
- finish pennant bunting