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: http://thatvillagehouse.blogspot.com/2010/07/colorful-bird-canvas.html