November 22, 2010

almost done!

More details on the nursery front:

1.  We installed shelves.  They are made from the old shutter.  I think they turned out just great.  Parker got his first set of books as well.  Its the first publishing of the Hardy Boys.  They were left in the house that Kevin rehabbed after Katrina.  The brackets are from eBay - super cliche New Orleans but I love them!

2.  We also got a new light fixture.  Kevin picked it out and installed it.  I think he did an excellent job!

3.  I also got an email that the rocking chair is ready for pick up!  

Almost done.  Good thing too, our doctor says that we should have a baby no later than November 30th...8 days away!

November 10, 2010

Parker's Nursery

Our nursery is coming right along...slowly.  I know where its headed, just need a weekend or two to get everything finished up!

We have the crib in place and his bedding.  I have become a huge fan of alligators and will buy just about anything with an alligator on it.

I spent some time this weekend working on the curtains  I purchased white curtains that turned out to be a little too short.  Simple fix: make them longer.  I added a solid gray panel to each curtain.  I think they work well in his room and match the walls. 

Our next step is putting up shelves in his room.  We went to the green project this weekend and purchased a really tall shutter, its 119" long, that we are going to turn into 3 shelves...

As well as a window that I would like to put over his changing table.  Both pieces needs a little bit of TLC.  I am going to clean them up, sand them down, and add a coat of polyurethane to each of them.  

Finish off with a few shelf brackets, some baskets and this rocker and we should be all set.  Good things too because we are already at 36 weeks!  Only a few more weeks to go!