So I had most of this post written a few weeks before Layla made her appearance… but I slacked on taking some pictures for it. Blah blah blah. Well, we’re back! I must say getting this post up and chatting with David about some things around the house, we are kind of itching to get another project done… maybe we’ll pick something off of this list?! Anyways, to be continued. But enjoy this project update post… and maybe we’ll be able to knock something else off!
I’ve been a little lazy on the blogging lately… actually a little lazy with a lot of things. I had a nesting spurt go on for like 2 weeks, but the last few weeks, I’ve started to feel like I’m in first trimester again and all I want to do is nap and relax. ::yawn::
It also doesn’t help that we recently came across a small patch of mold on one of our basement walls and are trying to decide what to do. So we’ve had contractors in and out of the house for the past few weeks. Sigh. More on that soon.
But I need to really just enjoy some “free time” right now before things get busy with TWO little ones. The nursery has been done for a little while, but I was dragging my feet on this little DIY project and also of taking pictures of the room. BUT! The time has come. First I want to talk a little about this over the crib decor, and then next week we’ll reveal baby girl’s room!
I’m so excited to be working on a nursery with some girly touches! I mean, I absolutely LOVE Connor’s room, but this one lets me add in some touches of floral 🙂
For Connor’s room, we went with an adventure/navy blue theme. I wanted something that was basic enough that he could grow up with for the next few years and not have to make any major changes. That’s our goal for baby girl’s room too! If you want to check out some more details on Connor’s room, you can read about the plan HERE and the execution HERE. Here’s a reminder…
So, it’s not a big deal that we’re starting our 2018 goals in mid-April, and are kind of considering the end of the year in August, right? I mean, after #BabyHam2018 arrives in August, it’ll be kind of crazy, and then next thing you know, it’ll be Thanksgiving and Christmas… essentially no time for major house projects.
So without further ado, here are our goals for things to finish this “year.” Please, hold us accountable hahaha.
With all of the ideas together on my idea board, we got to work. First off, we got started on the planked/shiplap wall because we knew it would probably make a big mess in the room. I think we’ll probably write a whole post on this wall, so for now, we won’t get into any details.
I sent this picture to my in laws to show them the nursery progress we were making, and they told us we should just keep the wood grain. I think its a generational thing? Older generations want to keep the grain to show the quality, whereas we just want to paint everything. I had that conversation with my mom once. I’m just generally not a big fan of wood grain unless its on the floors or furniture. What do you think?
I was so excited to do a nursery. I mean, check out our [facebook] birth announcement:
Geez, I kind of miss my long hair. 🙂 Anyways, when we found out we were having a baby I started planning right away. I loved the outdoor/adventure theme because it could easily be for a boy or a girl and I always knew that no matter what gender our baby was that the room was going to incorporate navy blue in it… my favorite color. I always had a blue room growing up, usually navy, sometimes a sky blue on both the walls and ceiling complete with huge white clouds (sorry Dad!). Although, I guess I did go through that Little Mermaid phase at one point…