December 27, 2011

Still Here

We are still here and still with child. Only 10 more days till my due date but the little peanut does not seem like he is making an exit anytime soon. I do realize that could change within a day or so but nothing has happened so far. I promise to keep you guys posted, but my blogging will be at a minimum for the next few months. No new design projects will be happening around our house for a while.

More than likely we will have tons of pictures coming your way in the form of an adorable newborn or a lady that is pregnant forever!!!!

December 16, 2011

Michael's Nursery Tour

My sweet little baby boy will sleep and grow up in this room, and that makes my heart happy!! I have imagined for years what my son's nursery would look like - modern and vintage, colorful and light, playful and sophisticated. It would be a place for him to dream and grow!!!

I have poured lots of energy and time into making every detail just right. Fun enough for a kid but grown up enough that it would be an extension of our home. I wanted a room
that was all his for a long time, not something that I would have to change after he becomes a little man. I didn't have a theme for the room, I just wanted things that I loved. It's very modest done on a tight budget but it's everything that I dreamed of. We are hoping to replace the old carpet by the time he starts crawling around, but that will be a project for later.

Enough talking, I will let these pictures tell the story.....

The changing table was a purchase from our Round Top trip last year. I paid a whopping $150 for the antique dresser, all I had to do was dust it off and line the drawers with contact paper.

The bookshelf has been around for years and we gave it a good sanding and painted it a BM color - Rockport Gray. The side table near the rocker is a cedar chest from my husband's grandmother, we painted the outside the same gray color as the bookshelf and left the inside cedar for more storage in the room.

The blue print that is framed in the bottom of the bookcase was free from this website. I just saved it on my computer and printed it on some thick white paper and found an old frame hanging around the house. I love this scripture verse "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11. So fitting for a kids room and the little paper airplane in the print is so cute.

Crib - Amazon; Jenny Lind in White
Chair - Ikea Jenny Lund, read about rocker
Fabric for Pillow on Chair - Interior Fabric (local shop)
Fabric for Bed Skirt - Joann's Fabric
Orange Aardvark - Amazon, Cordy Roy
Gray Owl - Pier One
Lion Print - Sarah Jane Studio
White Frames - Ikea
Zinc Letters - on shelf above changing table; Anthropologie
Animal Flash Cards - on shelf, Anthropologie
Wall Color Paint - Benjamin Moore OC-14 "Natural Cream" (trim in "White Dove")
Antique Airplane - Paul Michael's Store
Antique Blue Truck - TJMaxx
Baskets for Toys - in bookcase, Ikea
Animal Photography - above the side table; Sharon Montrose
Curtains - Ikea
Floor Lamp - Lowes; Lamp Shade - Kirkland's
White shelves - Ikea (painted the trim color)
Gray Throw Blanket - Target
Small Moroccan Shaped Mirror - World Market

December 13, 2011

Paint the Town Gray

We reused a few pieces of old furniture for the nursery so we could stick to our original budget. So instead of having all these mixed matched pieces of different color wood I decided to paint them the same color so it would all match. We have an old cedar chest that is being used as a nightstand and a huge bookcase that was this ugly blonde wood. I painted them both BM-Rockport Gray and I love how they came out.

Now I am obsessed with painting all the furniture in my house gray. I think I have convinced my husband to let me paint one more piece, a dresser in our bedroom. I guess it would look a little weird if the entire house ended up gray.

Look how amazing these spaces look with some gray in them......


December 09, 2011

Week 36

Things are not fun - it's getting difficult to breath, sleep, sit, walk, or even eat. The second I walk into my house from work the pajama pants and slippers are on and the couch is calling my name. I was in bed for 7pm last night and only got about 3 hrs of sleep. I am pretty sure this is the stage of pregnancy everyone warns you about, but I still feel blessed and happy to know that in only 28 days we will get to meet our little peanut.

The nursery is all done, and I promise that I will take some pictures as soon as I get a burst of energy (hopefully this weekend). All the baby clothes are washed, bags are packed for the hospital and the car seat is hook up. Now we just wait, wait, and wait. The big question around here is when?

December 04, 2011

Sunday and Football

I never post on my blog on Sunday but this is worth it: You see our Sundays consist mainly of church and football. So after church today I came home and watched football all day. All this talk about Tebow each week I thought it would be cool to share this.......

When Tim Tebow wore John 3:16 on his eye black to a certain game, over 92 million people looked that verse up on google. That means over 92 million people heard the Gospel just because one man took a stand.

And this.....

I am a fan!!!!