Sunday, December 18, 2011

Our Nest is Blessed

Our Nest is Blessed.  It has been busy these last few weeks tying our nursery together.  To save money, we've decided to paint the walls ourselves.  To some, this is a no-brainer.  Not in our home.  Needless to say, my husband doesn't paint.  And I don't mean on canvas.  I was going to go along with the pay the painter idea...but then I started thinking about all of the "extras" I wanted in the nursery...and that is adding up!  So, I have taken it upon myself to paint the walls.  This has been a task, but I think baby Davis will be proud of his/her Mama.  And yes- the walls are now painted, thanks to Mama. 

Trying to get to the fun part now!  All of the "extras"!  The chandelier, the curtains, the bedding, the artwork, throw pillows, etc.  We are fortunate that our parents have helped with most of the furniture purchased in the room.  Kevin and I mainly needed to take care of the fabric glider.  Boy, was he not expecting a big price tag for that.  I convinced him that it would be a nursery necessity...and it is.  Hopefully, it was last us through multiples.  :)  He said this is my "push present."  We'll see about that after I push his baby out!!  Most of the "extras" are ready in the room.  BUT we are still waiting on our bedding and glider to come in.  Carpet has been replaced, wainscotting installed and painted (by me), crib assembled (by Kevin), furniture in place (thanks to our helpful friends).  Now selections needed for lighting, artwork, rug and curtains.  It has been so hard making decisions for this nursery because we've decided to wait to see if Charlie Patrick or Natalie Sophia will be making an entrance in January!  Normally, I'd have this all figured out.  I don't want a nursery too girlie....or too boy-ish in fear Baby Davis will be the opposite.  I must admit, my eye for decor is more drawn to the girlie stuff.  If I'd only had a clue.  I don't want to share photos of the nursery until I have most of it pulled together. 

So, this is what I've been looking at for artwork.  I would never dream of paying for artwork, because I love doing it myself...but man have I been tempted until I found this blog.  I've had my eye set on this below.  Too girlie?  Kev thinks so.  But it's sweet, and babies are sweet.  The price tag is what is holding me back.  $250!  Way too expensive, especially for someone like me that should paint for her own first born's nursery!  Not sure if this is the route I will go, but here is an AMAZING DIY tutorial that I found to make this similiar bird painting all on my own.  Even if I decide not to use this Birdie painting on canvas, it is absolutely worth sharing!!!!  And best of all, I'd save so much!!!  See instructions here:

Cherry Blossom Birdies

If I decide not to use this inspiration....I may go with a more modern, unisex theme.  Decisions, decisions.  What do you think?  Too girlie?  Even if I change up colors?  Maybe it will be Natalie Sophia.  :)  And you know how obsessed I am with birds.  If only I could steal that Nest Chandelier I made for my sister last year to tie it all together....just kidding, Tina.  Not sure if I'm quite up for that project again at this point.  In case you need a reminder about that was my finished product.  Find a DIY turtorial from my January 2011 post.  I'll be sharing it all from the finished nursery soon enough.  Let's just hope it's finished before January in time for Baby Davis's arrival!  Needless to say, Our Nest is Blessed.

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