Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm Exhausted

It could have something to do with the fact that it's almost midnight and it also could be that today was spent cleaning and assembling nursery furniture. I can't really take much credit. My husband and his parents came over and did most of the work.

While my mother-in-law and I went to Target for some small furniture (a toy box for the rat and her supplies. Yes, you read that correctly. Don't freak out, pet rats are not gross) and other necessities, the boys put together the crib. Quite honestly, I thought putting the crib together would take a really long time. By the time we got back, the guys were mostly done. And I have to say, our crib is beautiful!

My mother-in-law and put together this nifty organizer thing that will sit beside his dresser to hold diapers, wipes and other baby changing gear. Amazingly enough, it matches the crib finish perfectly! The dresser still isn't here (grrrrr!) but we have a spot for it. Let's pretend that my husband's pile of stuff isn't sitting in the spot the dresser is supposed to be. He still needs to sort through some things.

Jason and his dad then hung the blinds (those were a real pain) and some of the curtain rods. By this time, it was close to 7:00 and we were all tired. Here I sit almost 5 hours later still going. I am sorting through his clothes, making piles to wash and hanging curtains. I also put some books on his bookshelf. It's sadly very empty still. I guess I will just have to fill it with toys and more books!

So, without further ado, here are some pictures. Consider these very rough drafts. We still have a lot of organizing and cleaning to do.

Here is a picture looking in from the door. The blinds are Roman shades from JC Penney. I made the curtains and the valances out of some really cute dinosaur fabric.

The things in the corner are those that Jason still needs to sort through. It's mostly leftover stuff from the computer room (now the baby's room). His dresser will go where all that stuff is piled. The little shelf between the toy box and and junk is for his diapers and wipes and other changing supplies.
Here is his crib and bookshelf. Isn't his crib nice? I swear it's nicer than our own bed.

His bookshelf which still needs a lot more stuff on it! I need to fluff the curtains up still and find some tie backs for them.

Close up of his crib. I made the quilt and the pillows that are in his crib.

These curtains hide the closet. The boy and I are going to share a closet.

Clearly I still need to organize the closet. CLEARLY! Now you know why the curtains are a necessity.

Baby's first pet. Yes, it's a rat. It's really okay. Rats are perfectly nice pets. We have had Lucy for about a year. The toy box she sits on houses all her supplies.

Neither Jason nor I really wanted to invest a ton of money into a nursery. I was never blessed with the "decorating" gene so a simple room is all we need for our little guy. We still need a few more things, like a lamp and obviously his dresser. I don't know that I will bother with a rug unless I can find a dinosaur one.
I will post finished pictures once everything is all done.


  1. It looks great! Nice work!

  2. These pics are great! You did such a nice job making the bedding.

    How fun that you have a rat! I love rats, had several of them growing up. They are such fun pets.