baby boy's nursery

well, the "prior to birth" nursery is complete. obviously photos will be added to frames, and adjustments will be made after little mister is here.

let me give you a quick tour :o)

looking into the room from the doorway - we decided to trundle the twin beds that were in the room before in case we have more guests than our futon can handle.

shifting to look at the far end...

and here's the fun side! i skipped the close end of the room which is basically closet doors, and a van gogh print that will be switched out with a painted canvas project after the little guy is born.

here are the close-ups: 

i had repainted this dresser a few years ago. it used to live at my grandparents house in the 'burgh, but they were moving out of their house, and we were given the option to keep it.

in preparation for the baby we switched out the knobs, refinished the top with some chevron fabric, and added the bookshelves on the sides.

the box on top was made for us by a friend, and is filled with prayers that others have written for our little guy.

and the frame has one of my favorite excerpts in it. this is what it says:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves: who am I to be gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people don’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson

how great is that?

the crib was one project we didn't have to do much to put together. for my sister-in-law who made the quilt, however, it was a huge labor of love. and we greatly appreciate it!

the mobile. this was my huge labor of love! it turned out pretty well, but it took a looooong time to make. in fact, when i was almost finished with it i told peter to never, ever let me do something like this again. i probably appreciate it more because of all the time it took, but i'm not sure the little man will. we'll see!

this was my favorite project. the window frame. we bought this window frame at "the depot" - a huge place with tons of antiques. it's broken up into booths, and different sellers occupy each of them. it's hard to explain, but it's a great place to find one-offs, and really unique stuff.

this idea came to me after seeing all the old window frames they had there.
it's filled with photos of family - parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. if we could've fit more people in it, we would have!

we want baby boy to know how much he's loved by a whole bunch of people.

this little dresser was probably the easiest project to complete. it just needed a couple coats of paint and some new knobs to take it from unfinished and boring to cute little storage space.

so there you have it! it's not as full-on nursery as it could have been, but we're trying to keep it simple, and still a little multi-functional if we need it to be.

have a lovely day!


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