Friday, August 17, 2012

Nursery/Guest Room Make Over

Wow...I haven't posted in awhile, but now that I actually have something interesting to post about, I hope to do it more often! Nothing like having a baby and blogging about them...right?! So this first "baby blog" is about his nursery...which is currently shared with a guest room. So we still live in the basement of Grandma's house (yes, it's been 4 years...amazing how the "6 month" plan always changes). This room used to be used for storage. There was A LOT of work put into this room to make functional...and cute, of course! We had to clear it out, put some decent carpet in, repaint and repair! Since we aren't staying for too much longer (I laugh as I type this since we have yet another "6 month goal") we don't want to invest too much time and money into everything. I am pretty darn pleased with how this room turned out though. Especially since Caleb said "Don't expect to have a nursery" because we honestly didn't have room! Well, we purged and made it happen! Now we not only have a nursery, but a place for our guests to stay!! This room was completed on a tight budget, but we made it happen! 
The Nursery/Guest Room updated! By Caleb: Room painted, redone/painted knobs on furniture, hung floating shelves. My friend Lindsay helped me hang the poms and lanterns which were from a couple of my baby showers.
Only major things left are a name plaque which I will design once we come up with a name...probably after he's born, and a Canvas of a maternity picture (check out Living Social and Groupon...they always have companies putting good deals up!)

Little hanging rack was given to me by my mom years ago, I'm glad I found a use for it now! Maternity pic by Quinn Neeley,  Framed "I love you a bushel and a peck" free printable, "L" block letter made by Caleb, toy Jeep was Caleb's old car he used to play with, Glad air freshner (like it more for the look than the smell...haha), baby boy's first towels and bathrobe! That bathrobe used to be my nephew's...such an adorable hand-me down.
Dresser was found for a killer deal on Craigs came with a crib (picture to come), a crib mattress, and 2 adorable baskets that matched the room (I believe it all came to less than $200...our crib alone was more than that in a store!)
Decor on dresser: bucket full of toys/sports stuff (all gifts from showers), sounder soccer piggy bank and green candle from my aunt, framed ultrasound (frame was one of the first gifts I received and was what inspired the colors of the nursery...originally wanted to do a beach theme, but Caleb said "no way". Okay so sports and Sounders colors it is), lamp found at Target, adorable preppy hat found at Old Navy and part of first outfit I bought for him after we found out the gender.
The floating shelves were a great deal found at Ross ($12), I can't find them at any Ross now..bummer. On the shelves: couple maternity pix taken by Quinn Neeley, framed quote, "I am a Child of God" and framed Bible verse (Philippians 4:4) both found for free on internet (through Pinterest of course!),  mini sounders soccer ball and mini football were gifts from showers, Auntie Kelsey gave baby his "My First Teddy", baby shoes were given by Auntie Jenny.

The changing table used to be an old desk, Caleb sanded it, painted it and redid the knobs (also redid the knobs on the shelving unit above it)...It turned out awesome! I bought the shelving unit for $9 from a gal from church and found the laundry basket at Ross for about $10.
Decor on the shelving unit: Maternity pic (all colorful frames were found at Target...I love the RE brand!), Caleb's old soccer shin guards, small football found at garage sale for a quarter, Sounders Teddy bear gifted by my aunt, little sign made by my cousin and was part of diaper cake.
On the changing table: Aveno lotion, automatic hand sanitizer dispenser (great gift!), and natural stain remover (I'm looking fwd to all the blow-outs, spit ups, etc).
Hanging from the shelving unit are adorable burp cloths my sister made...So awesome! The surf board off to the right was made by my crafty friend, Anna (yay! A touch of "beach theme" that I wanted!)

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