It's the day that you've all been waiting for! Okay, well maybe really just Marianne, my cousin, has been waiting for it. But, hey! Here it is!
The nursery is really the first room that Jim and I have ever made our own. We are pretty proud of it and spend just about as much time as we can in there. Jim's been studying in it every single day and dreaming about our baby, when he needs a break. This room was truly a labor of love for Jim. His impact can be found all over this room and that makes it extra special.
The first project he tackled was an old, ugly dresser given to us by our neighbor. It was a darkly stained old dresser that he spent a longgg time sanding down to look like it does below.
Lastly, we did not get a picture of his final project which was the twin-size bed. Back in July Jim and his dad were driving down the road in Lebanon, PA and spotted a bed frame for sale for $5. Yep! A solid wood, good conditioned frame for only five buckaroos.
Jim took the whole thing apart, sanded it down, and covered it in coats of linseed oil. Now we have our first child's bed all ready to go!
DRUMROLL!!!!!!!! Here it is all together...
|Jim's handiwork- dresser, shelf, & bed|
IKEA- rug, leaf, rocking chair & blanket
Nanny (Jim's grandma who passed away)- basket on the shelf, courtesy of Aunt Sherri
|Diana, our dear friend and landlord painted this mural on the wall for our baby. It's awesome!|
Boppy pillow from Julie and lamb lovey from Judy.
|An up-close shot of Jim's shelf design.|
I did the chickadee wood cut when I was in middle school.
We collected this massive pine cone on a short trip to Mississippi, while we were living in Louisiana.
|But here's the best wood cut of all! |
My mom made this one during my early childhood. It totally fits the nature theme of this room!
Kathleen D. gave us the little birds for our wedding and they worked their way into our natural habitat.
|These two quilts were made by my cousin Marianne (blue) and my coworker, Vicki (yellow & green).|
We'll cherish those forever.
So, that's the nursery! Hope I didn't give it too much hype. But we LOVE it.