Now that Jonas is almost eight months old, I figure it's time to get serious about finishing up his nursery. #thirdchildproblems
I mentioned when I talked about Vaughn's old nursery that I moved the big kids into the small room (into bunkbeds) and the nursery into the "big" room. Here was my logic...When we have guests, we move the baby into our room for the duration of the visit and set up an air mattress in the nursery. The kicker being that we would have to dismantle the crib for the air mattress to fit. It was a bit of a pain, and we were worried about taking apart/rebuilding the crib that many times. So, this way, there is just enough space to set up the air mattress without taking apart the crib. #onlythebestforourguests
Truth be told, we are kind of hoping that we will be able to set up a little guest room (i.e. have a pull out couch) in the basement, so this might eventually become a moot point.
You would think that I would have learned from my mistake and ensured that I tested the next colour with samples (or at least held the paint chip up in the room)but nah. I live on the edge. I like the colour ok. Crushed Ice by Sherwin Williams, but I do find it reads a touch purple so we will see. It might last until we room swap again, but you never know.
When we moved into this house, Lilah's room was the first to be painted. We used the same colour that we used in the old house, but her room at the old house had two large corner windows that let in a ton of light and here she has a tiny north facing window. The colour looks totally different-not in a good way. It seemed really saturated and green, not at all the breezy turquoise it was at the old house.
All of our favourites from the old nursery have made it in here, but there is still a lot to do. Like,...
1.Get a rug (I would really like a vintage (or vintage-look) Persian. I saw this one at HomeSense and have regretted not buying it so badly.
2.Paint a large painting for over the crib.
3. Get a rocking chair. This one.
4. I haven't decided yet whether we should paint the dresser (it's a Malm) or buy the Tarva and paint it. With new hardware.
5. I want to replace the white shelf with some kind of wall shelves.
6. Add/replace lighting.
7. Replace blinds and jazz up the curtains.
So, yeah, it might be done by the time he graduates High School, but you got to start somewhere, and it's giving me something to focus on as the boring stuff get completed in the basement.