So Josh and I have come to the realization that we only have 16 weeks left until Baby D comes and the chances of us, in that time frame, finding a house, putting in an offer and moving into it, is slim to none. After searching since September, putting in offers and looking at dozens of homes we just have had no luck. I guess, at this time, God just wants us to stay put. It's a big decision to buy a house and we want to make sure we are smart about it. Also, the thought of moving while I am a beastly 9-months pregnant in the heat of July sounds like a brick to the face.
So all that being said...we have to start working on Baby D's nursery. We live in a very nice two bedroomish apartment. They are brand new (and we pay for it) but the second room we have is really for an office...it has no closet and its on the small side. But it is going to have to do for the first few months of Baby D's life because there is no way I am moving to another apartment and then finding a house and moving again...no way!!
We took out the desk, book shelves, carpet, fish tank and book case and now the room is a disastrous mess of crap everywhere...we need to take this...
...into a beautiful nursery for Baby D!
So this is my plan. First, let's talk colors. If it's a girl I am going to with coral, boy teal.
Next, the walls. Since we are in an apartment and we don't want to paint the walls, then have to paint them back, we are looking into different ideas. So on the wall where we will put Baby D's crib...that is going to get spiced up! My three options are these.
I love this forest scene decal. It is so cute and would be really great for a little boy and they have a pinkish and coral one if its a girl. We could spread this out over the entire wall and it would give the room a pop. It costs about $139 on Etsy. Not too bad because we could keep using it over and over. It is movable and reusable.
My other option is to put up reusable and removable wallpaper. Like this one Amazon sells. This would cost between $150-$200 to do the one wall. A little steep but again this is reusable and removable.
My last idea is polka dots! Something like this... This is by far the cheapest... 114 polka dots for around $35-$40.
Which one do you guys like better? I am torn!!?
Next. We are going to keep the twin bed we had in the office/side room because I like the idea of that. I want to have a place to lay down in the night when I am up with Baby D so I don't wake Josh up during the week. So I already bought white bedding, a cozy white comforter and a white bed skirt. I didn't have a head board in there so I am going to buy one cheap off Craigslist and paint it white..so it will look similar to this . I like the idea of putting a mirror over the bed to make the room look larger, so I will probably do that.
We already have a beautiful white crib that my wonderful grandmother just bought us, a white dresser, and a nice plush white rug. I scored a sweet changing table on Craigslist for $30 and we are going to paint that white. I also scored an awesome glider on there that I am going to re-upholster with a fabric that is the colors of the room. I love refinishing and re-upholstering because you not only save money so you could spend it on the stuff you can't buy used, but you also get to finish it exactly how you want it.
Now, for the tricky part...no closet. I have two options for this that I found and I need help deciding! First option...shelves with a bar for clothes. I like this idea because then I could have some storage under and over...I'm leaning towards this option....
But my second is this...refinishing an old china cabinet. Now this will probably be cheaper but will take a lot more work...that I don't know if I feel like doing....I do like how it looks though...Which one do you guys like?
With the rest of the room I am going to add some extras...like a mobile, some decorations and toy storage. I have some pictures of some of my ideas below here... So yea...it's a lot of work but I love doing this stuff so it should be fun! Let me know what you think!!
Hello friends! I am Lisa. A lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, and a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.