These days I'm making my lists, and I'm checking them twice. Kind of like Santa Claus.
Funny thing is that I'm about the size of Santa Claus, except, you know... I don't have a belly like a bowl full of jelly!
On my list last weekend was making sure that the baby's room was all set and ready to go. Final touch ups on the walls... check! Carpet vacuumed... check! Everything put in it's place... check! Artwork hung up on the wall... check!
So at this point it looks like all I need is a baby and the room will be complete.
The bedding is made by Cottontale Designs, and is part of the N. Selby line in a print called Garbo. When I originally saw this bedding online, I didn't think much of it because the colors looked so muted in the pictures that just about every baby bedding site showed. When I saw this bedding in person at a local baby store is was love at first site. I'm not a fan of baby bedding with lambs and butterflies on it. In fact, I'm really not a fan of anything that is made for a baby with annoying juvenile prints on it! Why can't a baby's bedding look good in your home and make your house look well put together? This bedding satisfied all of my needs, and I got a terrific deal on it over at Overstock.com.
The paint on the walls is Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel in the color Pink Ginger. Never in a million years did I ever think that I would paint a room pink for a little girl, as I've always been so against doing pink for girls and blue for boys! But this pink didn't have that sea of bubblegum feel for me, and with the shade being more on the dusty side it will be easy for my little one to transition with the same paint color to a "big girl" room when she is old enough.
The Custom Flash-Card Style Wall Art is from sarah + abraham. I chose the 11x14 size, and had the print done in brown to balance out all of the pink going on with the walls. The site also sells other Personalized Art Prints, Birth Announcements, Invitations, Stickers... you name it! Very cute stuff, and with standard shipping I received my item within a few days. I visited Aaron Brothers during the 1 Cent Frame Sale and found a nice Frame and coordinating Matting and framed the item my self. In a perfect world this would have been custom framed, but I have to be more of a Frugal Frannie these days!
Things I haven't done yet that I would like to do is create some sort of Wall Art for the wall over the changing table (I'm thinking a framed ribbon/hair bow holder), new woven shade for the window (which will happen when we get around to doing the rest of the house), and side panel drapes. I might scrap the drapes for a while though, because all I can think about is the child safety aspect of having drapes and I would rather avoid injury at all costs. At some point this millennium when my handy man is available to work on my house, our windows will have casings added around them which is a total bonus when you have children because it eliminates the incidence of chipped plaster around the window edge.
For now I'll just have to dream about how it will eventually all look, but the room is pretty much complete and will stay the way it is for a long time.
Now, if I could just figure out how to make a slip cover for my Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper... or better yet, find someone that makes one...