Monday, May 17, 2010

Nursery Inspiration

These are some photos that have been inspiring me
as we put together our nursery, :0):

We are redoing the room I was using as a computer & art room
into the baby's room. So, it's totally getting redone
from floor to ceiling!

Here are some of the things we are thinking about including in the space:

I'm designing a crib inspired by these beds. It will be made of cherry wood
and will probably have a natural finish that will naturally age and darken over time.


This is a quick sketch I made of what I'm going for:

Then we want to make a beautiful little commode for the baby
which we will then make a removable changing table/tray that can 
be placed on top of it, and later removed.

It will look like this:
I really LOVE the legs!

I will be moving the computer in to the closet which we are going to build
up by adding bookshelves and shelving so that I can store all of my craft supplies, etc.

Since we are doing that baby needs a little closet space so
we will be making something that looks similar to this piece, except it will be bigger 
and have drawers on the sides instead of the doors in the picture.

Perhaps in this color?:

Next, we need somewhere comfy to sit:

~ or ~

Lighting would be nice! For some reason it's hard to find a home here
that's wired for a central lighting fixture (so dumb).
So Sher already wired us up and we are thinking of using this chandelier:

This will be the wall color:

Along with lots of white on the wainscoting and trimwork.

The draperies have already been sewed out of this fabric:

This will be the rug that sits on top of the hardwood floors:
I really love these colors!

We've also chosen the bedding already which will be from the 
cottontail friends collection:

Phew!, Well that's what we got going on so far!! 
I can't wait to see the room put all together...I still have to come up
with art and a few other things. 

I'm in love with this print though:

If we go ahead with this print I'm thinking of making a few hanging night lights
that will look like hot air balloons..I'm so excited, lol.

I also want to make a handmade from Mommy pillow out
of this fabric that will spell out the baby's name.

....if you look closely you'll see there are hidden animals in the letters.
It's so pretty!!

We are so excited and happy about our sweet blessing and working on the room 
is a labor of love. 

We'll share our progress with you soon!


Our last ultrasound revealed that our baby will be a little girl!!!
It's so exciting!! We were happy to have either a boy or girl!

With all of our hearts, we thank you sweet Lord!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

We're Expecting!!

It's been a long time coming...

We are so happy to say that we are expecting our first beautiful child
at the end of September!

I am 20 weeks come tomorrow, and I still can't even believe it!

Here's a picture of our little cutie:

During this ultrasound the baby was waving it's arm up and down,
sorta like doing the "stayin alive" dance like John Travolta, haha!

So the drawing in the last post is of a crib we are designing and building soon.
So far we have been redoing the nursery from ceiling to floor. 
It has brand new paint, mouldings, and wiring.

I'll post our plans for the room soon and also share the furniture ideas.
We've got a lot to do!!!