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Monday, June 6, 2011

Off Topic Post - Nursery Design

So, for most of you it is old news that I'm pregnant, but for anyone that didn't know, now you do!  My husband and I are very excited and have been working on the nursery ever since we decided to try and expand our family.  I actually got to help paint the nursery myself, which a lot of moms-to-be don't get to do since most kinds of paint release dangerous fumes known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs.  My husband has done all of the construction, installation and assembly and I've been the main decider of the colors, theme and items as well.  I just wanted to share some of the progress so far, because it's so fun and exciting to me!  I know since this is a book blog, a post like this might not be of interest to some of you, but hopefully some people enjoy checking it out!  :)

This is the nursery so far complete with the first tree decal we put up leaf by painstaking leaf.  Also there is the beginning of, what will one day be, an awesome bookcase filled with books!

This is the Fisher-Price Zen Cradle/Swing with a polar bear baby in it lol. 

This is the crib (minus the mattress obviously) and the second tree decal we put up.  Do you like the wind effect we did?  I think it looks awesome!

This is the beginning of the ceiling fan project that took my husband a bit more than a day's worth of work to complete!  The wiring was annoying and he had to add another switch...

And voila, a working fan and light, each operated by their own switch and the light has a dimmer now as well!  I heart it. 

Okay, well there's our work so far!  My husband, Brian, also added the frost coating to the French doors, painted the lock white, painted the closet and the doors a fresh-coat of white, added new door handles, installed the baby-proof lock on the sliding door, re-hung the curtain rod in a better spot and he's finishing up some floating shelves and a tiny stool he made as well!  I heart him to pieces!  :)  I hope you all like my ideas and his handiwork!

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm not sure if I knew you were pregnant. Anyway, I love what you've done with the nursery, that green look terrific! I, for one, would love to see more off-topic posts of the baby variety.

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  2. Ah thanks for the compliment and the encouragement! I would love to post a few of these as the nursery progresses and we get more baby stuff and once the baby is here I would love to share that experience sometimes too! So, it's good to hear I have at least one reader that's interested. :)

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  3. Congradulations on the upcoming addition to your family!
    And what a lucky baby too, arriving into such a beautiful nursery. I love the tree on the wall.

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  4. Wow your husband is handy xD. I love the wind effect with the leaves and congratulations you two! ^_^

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  5. Thanks so much and he is amazing! He can do anything when it comes to home improvement/repair. <3

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  6. Congrats! Still new here, so I didn't know. I am not pregnant, but I love baby things and am obsessed with blogs about them as well. LOL. Your nursery is adorable! I love the green and the tree (and yes the wind) - very nice! I hope my husband will be this handy when the time comes...

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  7. WOW!! What a great nursery and what a fortunate little addition you will have! I love the tree and the wind-blown leaves....but you had better build another bookcase....I bet you will have that cute one filled in no time flat. I found you through the Small Blogs Big Giveaway blog hop and am now a new follower.
    Laurie
    Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

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  8. Thanks you two! It's fun to share and since I've got such a good response already, I'll be sure to include more posts like this in the future! Thanks for the feedback and compliments. <3

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  9. AWWW, Sandra! It`s lovely. How far along are you now?

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  10. Almost 10 weeks Romona. I have a cute pregnancy ticker at the bottom of my page too. :)

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  11. So, how did you do that Tree on the wall? I love the colors (Green) is my favorite! Congrats! When are you due? I want to pray for you too. Thanks for coming by my blog. If you need tips on pregnancy I have a 17 year old. She is so pretty, just like her mommy. :) Love your blog.

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  12. Jackie - There are actually two trees and they are thin vinyl decals (basically stickers) that I found at Etsy.com and you just stick them on the wall and we used a glue stick too, because our walls are textured and they started peeling off a bit. Once we did the glue stick they're up there pretty good now. Thanks about the colors too, that was all my choice. I picked green since it's unisex, it reminds me of the outdoors and it's the most psychologically calming color as well. I am due 01/05/12. Thanks for the advice and compliments! :)

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  13. Awww! I love the green and the tree decal! LOVE! I want to paint my office a similar shade of green :). Congrats again, so exciting! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  14. It is absolutely lovely! My second baby was born when my first was only a year old - I have to say the cradle swing (and the moby wrap) saved my life! Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations on the baby. I love the nursery design. The trees are so cool.

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  16. Wow that is sooo cute! Love the shade of green and the trees!

    By the way, I've given you an award! :) http://leecheeeee813.blogspot.com/2011/06/kreativ-blogger-award.html

    Lucia
    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

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  17. Thanks! I should do a new post with the recent pics. :)

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  18. Love the charming tree! It would be perfect in my little girl's room redo coming soon.kids wall decals

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  19. Here is the Etsy shop I bought it from:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/48768152

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  20. Here is the Etsy shop I bought it from:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/48768152

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