A Nursery for Baby Bandon
Step 1: Empty out the Room
Step 2: Tape
Step 2: Tape
In preparation for the arrival of Baby Bandon, we are creating a nursery with a nautical ambiance (not overly themey). Justin and Thayer have both approached the project with a vigor. I have been supervising the project from a distance and providing general guidance. :) There are some definite benefits to being prego.
Step 3: Paint
After spending countless hours taping (which is the most monotonous part of painting in my opinion) the painting has finally begun. Thayer was honored with being allowed to do the first rolls with the blue that will be the main color of the nursery.
Step 4: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
Finally done - the tan stripe has been added and the painting is complete. It looks perfect - Justin did such a great job.
Step 5: Add Decorative Touches
The final color in the scheme is red and we are doing some letters and the dresser in this accent color. I also picked an old-fashioned, whimsical blue fabric print to pull it all together. In this picture Thayer and I are working on adding fabric to a shelf that we are creating in the dresser. The room is almost ready to be reassembled - we can finally relax in the living room again.
Step 6: The Final Touches
Step 7: Relax and Wait for Baby
The dresser might be my favorite part of the room. I love the shadow boxes and having the white baskets that pull out is much more convenient than using actual dresser drawers. This room is all ready. I can't wait to add the sleeping (okay crying, pooping and spitting up) baby.
Step 8: Add Loving Touches From Friends and Family
At the shower that my friends from work threw for Bandon, they all helped to cut out this streamer from fabric that matched the nursery decor. Keri put it all together and it added the final and perfect touch to the baby's room. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of how loved and supported we are by all of our friends and family and it makes me feel really blessed.