Saturday, May 31, 2014

getting the nursery together

It's taken us a while to transform my little office into a nursery because we've been so busy trying to wrap up the school year. School is almost out, and the nursery is almost finished.

The disaster area that has been our house has been stressing me out. I'm at that point where it's nearly impossible to clean because I can hardly bend over anymore.

Aaron was an amazing help with this room. I mostly just bossed him around, told him where to hang things, and he patiently dealt with my antics and got to work. He did an awesome job. I'll have to give him something nice (maybe a baby?).

Because I didn't really have to buy any furniture (crib is a hand-me-down from a friend, dresser was in my room, chair was a gift from my mom), I got to buy some cool art for the walls. It was my splurge. I know it seems like the most impractical purchase, but hey, I grew up surrounded by art.  Why shouldn't my son?

My favorite is the monster screen print that we put above the crib.  I bought it from Leaf City Press on Etsy. I like that it's got a pop art feel.

Growing up, my sister and I had a moon lamp in our bedroom. It was really my sister's; my dad bought it for her on a trip out to New York. It left with her when she went to college. I found a nearly identical vintage one online after a lot of searching. I think it'll be a nice little touch of nostalgia in the room.

I've still got to clean out the closet and figure out what to do with all of my Etsy stuff, but I feel good having the room mostly done.

I've got two days of work and about a month of pregnancy remaining. All I want to do is float in a pool, eat fruit, and take naps.


  1. Very NICE job on the room! You'll be spending a lot of time in there, at least at first, so you might as well have pretty art to look at, too.

  2. Courtney this looks so lovely! The art is definitely worth the splurge. It will be among his first memories and therefore probably thoroughly formative. I'm so excited for you!

  3. Aaah what a gorgeous nursery, I love the chair, it looks like a comfy spot for some cuddles and feeding :o) I hope the final month (ish) of pregnancy treats you well x


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