Friday, July 24, 2009

Can you say Nesting?!!

For the last several months we have been living in a chaotic mess! I started too many projects all at once and have been a stressed out, manic little birdie. We've been able to get lots of the projects done and now I can finally chill out! Eric is hoping and praying that the insanity will stop.

It all started several months ago with Eric building these nice wood shelves in our 2 closets so that I could have better organization. They are fabulous and make such a difference!
After everything was put away and in a good spot, we decided we were going to make the toy room the baby's room instead of putting her in with the boys. That meant...the closets had to be rearranged again...
We also got some bunk beds from a friend and they are perfect! We put them together and the boys love them. Another project...moving things around, finding new places for toys and making the bedding work.
On to the next project...painting the crib and the glider. My sweet friend gave me a glider that she was done with. We decided to paint both things white to look cute with her bedding. I had another friend make new slip covers for the cushions to match her pink room.

Here is the rocker before...
During...
After...
Next up, food organization...Eric built shelves in the armoire so that we could use it better as a pantry. Another project for me...organize all the food and rearrange all the cupboards.Then, I cleaned and organized my fridge and freezer! I also cleaned underneath the fridge...so disgusting and it was not on purpose. Eric pulled it out and I immediately said, "stop!...you know I will have to clean under there if I see it!" I would have rather remained in the dark on that one. Of course now that its clean, it was worth it.
Now, for the nursery...

This has been really fun because I haven't ever decorated a nursery before. Here is what it looked like before, when it was the toy room...
Here it is in progress...
The best "honey-doer" around...he gets the job done and does it well.
Here is her room still in progress...
And it's finally finished!
Time for the baby to get here!

Now we are both perfectly exhausted just in time for a newborn, he is probably done with projects forever, and we can't actually live in our house or it will all get messed up! But its all worth it. Right honey? He has been so great to do all this for me. I am so excited to have things in order before the baby gets here! Thanks babe...you are the best!

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Everything looks so good! You guys did a great job! How fun to actually have a nursery. How did you paint your crib? Did you spray paint or brush? It looks really good! I am excited to see pics of that new little one! Take care, Love you guys

Rachel said...

her little room is so cute. I am so jealous. we've been moving around in rentals so long I have never been able to decorate a room for either of my kids. One day. (I know you've done your share of renting too) I am so excited for baby girl to get here. I can't wait to meet her. She and Audrey will be the closest girl cousins yet. :)

Jaynann said...

Jess-Eric spray painted it. He hates painting and the brush marks are a pain so we just grabbed some cans of spray paint and it worked great! I think with some wear and tear some of the paint may come off a bit, but it won't be noticeable.

Rach-let's decorate your new place...I am sure they won't mind. I can't wait for you guys to get here and I am so happy our little nameless daughter will have a cousin so close to her :)

The Hammond Family said...

What a darling room! I just repainted V.'s room a pink {it was a green before}. I'm thinking of ading some chocolate trim...Her bedding her chocolate brown and pink...Anyway, girls rooms are fun to do!

HouseWorks said...

Jay- We did used a paint sprayer and not cans of spray paint for the chair.

Dianne West said...

Jay, everything looks great!! Maybe
it will inspire me! You are definitely ready for baby Gaoiran!
I'm ready to meet her!

Jeff and Diana said...

oh my gosh jay it look so adorable. we should have gone over there tonight to see it. but i guess i can see it when she comes!
do what i told you to do and lets get this baby out!

bechtold clan said...

Love it love it....now when I move back to my house I need to hire you to do all my organizing! LOL

Tracey said...

Can you come over? I need to get that organized. That is a lot of projects. I'm impressed. The nursery is very cute!