NESTING & NURSERY PROGRESS!

Well hello my friends – I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last blogged! (Time flies when you’re having fun). Yes, I’ve been in full nesting mode and have been working on a handful of projects that I’m excited to share with you.

First, I have finally made progress on the nursery! You see, I’ve had an idea in my head from the moment I realized I was expecting, but have been dreading the process of actually bringing it to reality – specifically, the painting process. Sure, I do paint for a living, but painting multiple stripes on multiple walls does not sound the slightest bit appealing to me. Add to that a 100 year old home with crooked walls and floors and it’s a recipe for disaster!

But one rainy day I decided to go for it – if it didn’t work out I could just paint over it, right? And after much measuring, taping (a roll and a half of frog tape, to be exact!), and more than a few hissy fits, things finally began to take shape…

Nursery Progress 1 copy

(ps…I love, love, LOVE this diaper bag I got from Skip Hop!)

A day and a half later, the straight-ish lines were complete and the crib put together…

Nursery in Progress

And now comes the fun part – the details! I can’t wait to start shopping for the baby blankets, artwork, and pops of color…10 more days until I find out the gender!!

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Obviously, I’ve had baby on the brain, but I have also managed to complete a few projects not at all baby related.

Like this dresser that sold in less than a day, and it’s now very lonely counterpart…

Dresser & Nightstand Set

Or this outdoor table (built by my wonderful husband) that I painted in ASCP Old White and stained using an aged vinegar and steel wool mixture…

Patio Table

Thank goodness I put on multiple layers of spar urethane before the downpour! Now to purchase new chairs….

And as usual, I have a few other projects that I’m working on simultaneously that I hope to finish after this non-stop rain!

Projects Galore

With a little help from the dogs, of course!

But back to baby….almost 21 weeks (on Wednesday)!

20 Weeks copy 1

20 Weeks copy 2

20 Weeks copy 3

Obviously this was taken on a productive painting day!

THE CORNER OFFICE

If you read my previous post, you just may have heard the happy news: we’re expecting! And with a baby on the way, my mind is running a million miles a minute with all the things I need to do before the big arrival. I want every room in my home to be picture-perfect and magazine ready. I want to finish every single unfinished project sitting around the house. And I already have a collection of quick, easy, and healthy recipes that may possibly rival Martha Stewart’s. Some people like to call it “nesting,” but I just call it “crazy.”

And I’m pretty sure my crazy started with the nursery.

I have grand plans for the nursery, you see, but before I could get started on la chambre de bebe, I had to move my office/craft room into an itty bitty corner of the guest room. I felt a little disgruntled about getting stuffed into a corner (nobody puts Baby in the corner!) so to ease my crazy and to give myself a little pick-me-up, I purchased a new desk.

I think we’ve all seen the parsons desk (via West Elm) through our Pinterest stalking browsing…

Pinned Image

…and since I’ve had my eye on it for quite some time, that’s exactly what I went with.

It’s a little outside my typical cottage-vintage style, but I love it. It’s sleek, it’s modern, and just a little glam with its glossy finish.

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Corner Office Edited

I need to hide the wiring and one day get a new computer, but as far as the office goes, I think crazy is content for a little while. Now on to the next room….