Thursday, January 3, 2013

Finally ~ Starting to Get Ready!

I'm finally feeling a little excitement about the baby coming.  I haven't felt ready at all and with the help of my kids and my husband, we have been making some changes and moving forward step by step in getting ready for the baby.  

We are putting the baby in with my two youngest boys and had to make room for a crib.  With everyone having some time off of work and school we were able to work on the boys room and boy was it a disaster!!   We moved all the toys down stairs, took out a broken up dresser and built some shelves in the closet so we had a place to put the boys clothes.

The boys room has been red and tan forever and has needed to be "boy'd" up for a very long time.....so we painted it turquoise and it looks so much better.  

It's bright and bold and I love it.  I've never been afraid to put color on my walls....if you could only see the many layers of colors I have on my walls.

About a year ago, I picked up some "shower curtains" for really cheap at my work and a few nights ago, I cut them up....added a band of material near the top.  They turned out fine....good enough for me and very cheap too.

We then found a used crib and with my husbands refinishing skills, re-sprayed it black and put it together last night.

...now so far it's been a very inexpensive re-do up until yesterday when I thought I would pick up some material to make some flannel baby blankets!!!!!

Yes, this beautiful stack of prints and flannels sure added up!

I should be able to make quite a few blankets though and I do love the colors I picked out!  

I've done up a post on "Backing Material" today on my other blog, if you want to check it out.


~Jenny~



 

9 comments:

Leeanne said...

Happy baby days! I'm sure this will be a lovely time as you have other children you know how quickly the babies grow up! My eldest is 22 to day.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I absolutely love the black crib. We have black furniture in the girls' room and I just love it. The room looks very nice and I am sure the baby will love it!

Sharon said...

so does this mean you are having a boy? congratulations! I hope this baby is a good sleeper for your sake and those other two roommates' sake. LOL

Kathy said...

Great idea for the curtains and the black crib looks amazing against the blue walls.

Ethne said...

Ah, the nesting instinct is kicking in now .... the room looks great and I'm sure in time it will look stunning when the new blankets and quilts are added .... ;o)

Jackie M said...

Really like the room. What a great idea with the curtains. Have fun making the baby blankets; you've selected with some very fun colors.

Monica said...

Awesome room! Looks wonderful...I have only three kids and yet their rooms have A LOT more stuff than this room...I know you said toys are moved downstairs, but how did you get it so clutter free? Where are the clothes and stuff? Great job, looks great!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love the crib, and the room is looking great!

Mama Pea said...

It's looking good! When I had my daughter, I could not find a used crib to save my life. I was shocked!