One of the biggest hang ups most infertiles have is that room in their house that stares back at them, mocking them every time they walk by. The room that it doesn’t make sense to decorate as an office or a guest room because someday it will be used for its actual purpose, The Nursery. When we bought our house we were over a year into TTC, and yet I still immediately zoned in on the room that would one day be our nursery.
That dreaded room sat empty for 15 months, taunting me every time I walked by. Finally, when I was 23 weeks pregnant I got brave enough to let it reach its destiny, Marek’s Nursery.
|After we cleared out all the junk that normally accumulates in the room that no one dares to go in...|
Blue and I had already mentally designed it, so one Saturday I set out to paint the top half of the walls lime green, no baby blue for our little guy!
|I love the built in shelves, now they are filled with all his books and toys!|
|My Best Friend and her Hubby came to help with thier baby boy|
|My mother and father in law came 4 days in a row to help!|
|Finished wainscotting/chair rail with pegs for his little stuff to hang on!|
Now I get to give Blue some serious credit… I’ve never been a big fan of super baby-ish nurseries for a few reasons; bright colors are better to stimulate the baby, I don’t like cartoon characters and I really love lime green! I had originally planned to just decorate the room with colors and not have a theme, but then Blue changed my mind, he suggested we use the book “The Giving Tree” as a theme. It was a favorite of both of ours growing up and it isn’t cartooney so I was an easy sell!
A good friend of ours is a teacher and she borrowed the projector from her classroom and made a transparency of the tree in the book that we then painted on the wall. I LOVE it!
|"There once was a tree and she loved a little boy"|
|His crib with the quilt I made to match his room colors|
Oh also, 2 long years ago I bought a teddy bear themed glider rocker at a garage sale with grand plans to make it over, it finally happened but it took a long time and a lot of complaints from Blue.... I made the cushions and Blue and his mom and aunt spray painted the chair. I love how it turned out and its super comfortable. Not too bad for a $50 garage sale find huh?
|After, way better right?!|
And my very favorite nursery pic, my boys together snugglin'