Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The beginnings of a new room

If you read my infertility blog you already know that after many years, many invasive treatments, and more money than we like to think about, my husband and I are expecting our first child at the end of July. This little one is seven years in the making and in those seven years I've often thought about how I'd decorate our baby's room. Now that we're finally expecting, it's been one of the fun distractions I've thought about while waiting for ultrasounds and test results and doctor's appointments.

We aren't finding out the gender, so baby's room will be pretty gender-neutral. On Pinterest, I've pinned a few things that I thought were possibilities and I've had a document on my computer where I saved all the pieces I really like and want to use. The walls are going to be a pale grey, I want to use the curtains from Ikea, a white Jenny Lind crib, various prints from Berkely Illustrations and two other prints we already own, one from Nikki McClure (shown below), bought in Portland last summer, and another one from the Renegade store in Chicago. Doug is going to make some book ledges for the wall and I'd like to find a dresser we can paint. I am totally in love with the Hopscotch rug from CB2 and the little owl nightlight from The Land of Nod. I want a rocker and saw the one below online from Ikea, but I'm not totally sold on it. I don't want to spend a ton of money but I don't want it to be hideous either.

I'm working on a few DIY projects too, a blanket I'm knitting that I'll show you tomorrow, and another yarn-y project, a mobile made of yarn-wrapped balls, an idea I got from Put Up Your Dukes. Over the weekend I made the balls, I just wrapped different size styrofoam balls (bought from Michael's) with leftovers from my yarn stash. I used a tiny dot of hot glue to glue down the first strand end and then just kept wrapping until the ball was covered. The little ones were the hardest to do, I kept dropping them. I now have to figure out what to use for the round pieces. I'm pretty happy with how it looks right now.

I'm very excited to finally get to decorate a baby room after all these years.

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