stick a fork in the nursery

I still haven’t had the baby.  Boo.  Apparently, he didn’t get the memo read my last post.  Or, maybe he did and he’s holding out until every. last. detail. in the nursery is complete…  Well, I hear you, W, and I’ve been on it.  Finally, I’m ready to stick a fork in the nursery and call it done.

Nursery Update Big Picture 2

When I left off with the nursery last (and had declared it ready for Baby W), I still needed to steam the crib bed skirt and to hang a few things over the glider where the animal zoo once was.

When I was in Target the other day, I found this adorable little wooden sign with the alphabet on it in primary colors.  Totally perfect for our nursery.  I originally thought I might try to make something a little bigger with this as the inspiration, but I brought it home and decided it could stay.  Yay.  One wall down.

Nursery Update Primary Alphabet

Then, it was time to figure out once and for all what I wanted to do on that other wall behind the glider.  I thought about trying to make a cute little bunting to hang across that little corner, but decided I’d go a little simpler and just got a big paper mache W and painted it blue.

Nursery Update Giant Initial

Once I got the alphabet and W hung on the walls, I stepped back and realized I needed to remove or redo the smaller W on the table now…

Nursery Update Glider Corner

So, I took a couple of pieces of green and white gingham scrapbook paper and some Mod Podge and gave it a little facelift.

Nursery Update Gingham Initial

So, here is the wall from the original nursery when it was J’s.  (That little red chair moved into J’s big boy room with him.)

Nursery Big Picture

And here is where it stands now with the changes for W.  (I finally learned to use the tripod so I could go without the flash so we could actually see the animals on the prints over the toy bins.  Yay me.)

Nursery Update Big Picture 2

Then, I steamed the bed skirt for the crib.  I’m not going to lie, I don’t buy clothes that need ironing or steaming.  I’m a wash and wear kind of gal.  I think the steamer must have sensed this.  You know, like how they say animals can sense fear.  The steamer may have burned me more than once…  But, I can finally checked that task off the list.  Huzzah.

Nursery Update Bedskirt

Nursery Update Crib

And here’s the rest of the room to cap off the nursery reveal.

Nursery Update Changing Table

Nursery Changing Table Animals

Nursery updates complete:
Took down J monogram over crib
Put up W monogram over crib
Took down the stuffed animal net
Stuffed a bean bag with most of the stuffed animals
Moved out J clothes
Moved out J toys
Raised back up the crib mattress platform
Got a less-shiny, navy bean bag cover
Moved in infant clothes
Moved in infant toys
Touched up paint
Hung a big initial and an alphabet print on the walls where the animals were
Steamed crib bed skirt

Nursery updates still to-do:
{ nothing! }

Finally, nothing left on the to-do list for this room.  Nothing.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  Wooooohooooo.  Hear that, W?  Your room awaits.  Hurry up so you can come and check it out.  And I don’t lose my mind with this waiting game.

Let’s see what else I can get checked off the ol’ before-this-baby-arrives list…  You think I’ll get it all done?  Yeah, me either.

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6 thoughts on “stick a fork in the nursery

  1. Looks wonderful Katie! I have enjoyed watching the progression of the big boy room and the nursery. Now just sit back and relax and W will show up when he is ready.

    • Thanks, Phyllis! Not sure I’ll be able to relax, but I’m definitely doing my share of sitting back these days :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This is so adorable! Also, you gave me an awesome idea. I recently bought some nursery curtains (for my not-yet-conceived child, because I’m crazy) at Z Gallerie for an amazing price without double checking measurements, and of course, they are too short. Way, way too short. But your curtains gave me an idea to sewtape some plain white fabric to the bottom and cover it with some ribbon. Is that what you did, or did they come that way?

    • That’s exactly what we (I can’t sew to save my life, so a family friend did it for me) did – added white fabric to the bottom with a ribbon between the two fabrics.

      O, and buying items for a nursery for a not-yet-conceiving child doesn’t seem crazy to me!! I did the same thing with our nursery bedding :)

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