March 20, 2012

Nursery Update

I've had some questions about how the nursery is coming along, so I thought I'd share a little update on where things stand. To say it's at a standstill wouldn't be completely accurate, but it's safe to say it's definitely on the back burner for now. Here's the deal: when I had high blood pressure a few weeks ago and had to "rest" for the week, I ended up just shoving a lot of stuff back in the closet. We had a few different people coming to stay with us, and I needed our guest room to be available. Since I wasn't supposed to be up working too much, this was the best option at the time. Now I'm kind of regretting the way I just threw everything in there, but oh well...I'll get to it eventually. :)

My goal at this point is to have her closet and dresser set up by the time she's born. Anything above and beyond that will be a bonus, but I'm really okay with not having her room ready. I'm still planning and buying things; just not in any particular rush to get it all put together. So that's that!
I got this criband plan to have it painted hot pink. A lady from my hometown is going to make the bedding for me, and I finally decided on fabric! I knew I really wanted a floral print that had navy, yellow, and pink in it, but couldn't ever find anything along those lines. So I decided to have my own fabric printed from Spoonflower, and used the floral print I designed when I shared her name. The plan is to have the bumper in the floral print, so it won't take a ton of fabric to do it. I bought a light pink crib sheet at Target, and for the crib skirt we'll use this yellow chevron from fabric.com.
I also bought this dresser at a local flea market for a steal! We will use it as a changing table. This is a picture of a picture of it so it's hard to tell, but it's actually an antique white color with a brown wax finish. I love it and think it will fit perfectly in her room.
--I have seen these amazing monogram signs all over Pinterest, but they can be quite pricey, some as high as $300 & up! Luckily my friend Amy saw one I had pinned and told me about a friend of hers who sells them for a really good price. I ended up ordering the 18 inch monogram, and it was $48, which was a great deal compared to so many others I've seen. She was wonderful to work with and super fast too. Here is the link to her Etsy shop if you're interested: Picket Fence Creations I think this will probably go over the crib, and I may or may not add a frame around it...we'll see. :)

I am actually enjoying putting everything together because I'm not stressed about it, and am just doing what I can when I can.  Let's hope this feeling lasts. :)

I still need to upload all the pictures from my shower this weekend - it was a great time and I can't wait to share all about it!

21 comments:

  1. LOVE!!! I think it's awesome that you made your own fabric.. such a cool idea and so personal for that sweet little bambina! There will be plenty of time to finish it all- I think you're smart to take it easy. But I still can't wait to see it all! It's going to be beautiful!

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  2. Can't wait to see it all come together. And I love that monogram! I bet your shower was fabulous!

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  3. OMG. I love the idea that you printed your own fabric! Wish you lived closer, I'd hire you to redecorate my house! (Manny and Maeva can come and play too!) I love your taste!

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  4. LOVE the fabrics. Can't wait to see it all put together. Hot pink crib? It all sounds great! Take it easy mama :), but I can't wait to see the whole room revealed.

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  5. I cannot wait to see it all put together. I LOVE the fabric you designed.

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  6. I love those fabrics you chose--and I'm excited to hear about how your shower went!

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  7. Love it ALL!! If I lived closer I would come help put it all together:) Rest up momma...you do not want her coming anytime soon. Cannot wait to see the pic of the shower!

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  8. Can I move in? Hah!!! :) You're doing such a great job putting everything together!! What a lucky little lady :))

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  9. I love that combo!!! I can't wait to see the finished nursery!

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  10. Love all the details so far! I know it's going to look beautiful for your precious girl!

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  11. Love what you have so far - the details seem perfect and the colors are to die for! I think it's probably great that you're taking your sweet time on getting it all put together so it will be absolutely perfect for your little princess instead of rushing to have it finished before her arrival :) I can't wait to see the final product :)

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  12. It's going to look amazing! Great choices on the color combos and I LOVE that monogram! Isn't it funny with Baby #2 how much more laid back you (we) are? I realized the babe isn't even going to be SLEEPING in his or her nursery for the first few months anyways, so why get all stressed about it? Hope you are able to keep taking it easy and taking good care of yourself. Blessings!

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  13. You know about the coolest things! Printing your own fabric? Amazing! And, I LOVE that you are having her crib painted pink! I went back and forth on painting Gentry's, but ultimately decided to just leave it silver. Can't wait to see this room all finished. I know it will be amazing!

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  14. Sarah-I am so glad I found your blog! Thank you for mentioning my monogram in your post!! Everything looks precious :) Congrats!

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  15. You are super mom! Seriously - Manny & Maeva are two lucky kiddos! LOVE that fabric you designed and can't wait to see the room put together.

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  16. I love the chevron! And I want a Jenny Lind crib!! I have been drooling over them for months and am cruising Craigslist for a good deal. Hopefully I'll find one. If I do, I'm painting it red.

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  17. Oh my goodness! I had no idea you could create your own fabric... I may be very dangerous with this new found knowledge! (Can't find curtains that I like... Problem solved!) I LOVE the color choices and the pattern! Absolutely perfect for little miss Maeva!

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  18. That fabric is so cute! LOVE IT! You are so creative! I can't wait to see it all come together!!!!

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  19. I love it all! And, look at you designing fabric now - it's fabulous!!

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  20. Oh my goodness-why didn't I know about Spoonflower before? Okay, spill...how did you create that design? i so want to make a contemporary shabby chic print, but can't figure out how to do it!

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