But seriously, painting this bad boy was a nightmare. Baseboard trim, chair rail, raised panel door, raised panel bi-fold closet door (both inside and out), 6 shelves in the closet plus hanging rod... that's a lot of stuff to cut in around, with at least 3 coats because I was using white. I've come to the conclusion that this used to be a boy's room because everything was so scratched and scuffed up, especially in the closet (the closet ceiling even!) I can just picture that sports equipment being hurled in there after a long day of school and practice.
Kudos to Kevin for painting the closet ceiling because I couldn't reach it, and he now knows the pain and suffering of painting a ceiling. He's lucky that the ceiling in the actual room was in decent shape. He also replaced all of the electrical outlets and the light switch because they had all been painted over and were just generally dirty and gross. And he got the other man-projects like moving all the furniture out and in, and putting together the crib and the dresser.
The only things left to do are get a new light fixture (probably a ceiling fan since it gets hot upstairs in the summer), and my mom is going to make a crib skirt and changing pad cover when she comes to visit after the baby is born.
And now, without further ado -- the future home of Baby McFadden...
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The Davinci Kalani crib was a gift from Kevin's mom... it converts into a toddler bed and then a full size bed.
The glider rocker was free thanks to my co-worker, David. Side table from Target, lamp from Walmart. Alphabet nursery art was a gift from Kevin's Aunt Diane and cousin Jen.
The poppy triptych is from Overstock.com, I bought it years ago when we first moved in with the intention of using it elsewhere in the house, but it didn't work out. It's just been sitting in the closet for two and a half years waiting for its moment. Dresser from Ikea.
And there you have it! We have a bassinet, we have a room, we have a stroller, we have a car seat... all we need now is a baby!!
The quilt that was my inspiration -- my mom made this lap quilt for me about 12 years ago and it's the perfect size for a little girl.
Butterfly mobile (thanks, Delphine!) It's hard to see but it has little crystals hanging on it that catch the light beautifully...
No room for a bookshelf, so my Homegoods boxes came in handy...
My one DIY contribution to the room -- the window valance...
My favorite part of the room... woodland creatures watercolors from Etsy. Two of them are originals (the owl and the butterfly), the rest are prints. Frames from Michaels.
KetturahsArt, NatalieIllustrations, AmyVaknin, paintedbliss, ChristieScibior, and dimdi - all at Etsy