Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Why I'm so slow

I had an accident in March.  And now, I look like this. 
Well, that is not what I look like on a daily basis, but you get what I mean.  I am 34 weeks pregnant now, and I'm almost totally unable to do anything useful around the house, so progress has been totally dependent on Shaun after work and on weekends.  Not fun for a DIY lady like me, it frankly drives me crazy that I'm so tired, so nauseated, and have such bad pelvic pain every day.  Shaun took my maternity photos, didn't he do a great job? 
When you feel like crap, it's nice to at least look good!  So, as you can imagine, we needed to make a room for our newest addition - another boy, Lord help us.  As usual, my motto is reuse and buy as little as possible...so the yellow rug, crib, glider, bookshelves, nightstand, linens and dresser are all things we already owned.  As well as all the baby gear that will soon clutter up this room!
The wood wall looks magnificent in here, but we still have to frame out the edges with pine lattice to cover the gaps.  I tested some Gunstock stain on a strip on the right, it seems to work ok.  I am brainstorming what else to put on this wall, shelves?  White animal head?  Huge picture?
Not all the yellows in this room match, but I'm ok with it.  I have loved yellow and gray since my dressing room, so it only seemed right to use that combo in here.  I will add pops of green as an accent on the crib skirt, changing pad, toy basket and accessories. 
I'm not sure if both the bookshelves will stay in here, or if there is just too much furniture in the room.  The wall color in here is the same as Ashford's room, SW Anew Gray.  The light fixture is this one from Wayfair.  I love the industrial look!
It goes well with the pipe-inspired curtain rod I found at Target.  It looks very shiny online, but in person it is a nice matte pewter. 
The curtains were a splurge.  I wanted blackout panels and didn't want to bother with making any since I just wanted a neutral solid.  These are the Evelyn linen blackout panels from Pottery Barn Kids in gray.  They were expensive, but I was able to catch them on sale and they also let me use a 15% coupon I got in the mail.  Not too bad! 
Here is a better photo of the pine lattice we're using around the wall.  As you can see, it's a bit more red than the wall, so I may try to tweak it before staining the rest of the pieces. 
The fabric I chose for the crib skirt is this adorable Urban Zoologie Crocs fabric.  It has all the shades of yellow and green I was looking for!  The dresser that used to be in my (dearly missed) walk in closet fits in this closet, so we can't possibly have any lack of drawer space for baby goodies.   
 The closet goes a bit farther to the right with built in wire racks for diapers, extra blankets and bulky stuff. 
And that is a little tour of the baby's room thus far.  In other news, I waddled to meet up with fellow fabulous blogger Kim Woodward at a pumpkin farm a couple weeks ago!  Here are a few pics of our boys having a great time:
Backstory on this one...we let them go up the big slide by themselves, and instead of waiting in line, they just ran up and slid down ahead of everyone.  It was hilarious! 
These two were so adorable together.  Kim, I can't wait to meet up again!

24 comments:

Liz Haynsworth said...

Eeek, congratulations! What stunning photos, mama! Sending you good vibes for the next few weeks til baby gets here, and for the months after!

Katrina Sullivan said...

Congrats on your baby! Such a sweet welcome addition and I love the maternity pictures they look amazing!! :) :) and so sweet you and Kim and your boys spent time together! :) Loving the nursery and looking forward to seeing more :)

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K Frer said...

Congratulations, and good luck in the next couple of months! Things definitely move faster when you have a 2nd kid. Well, time moves faster. You definitely won't be getting more done. Funny, and not fair, that.

meryl rose said...

YAY!!! I was wondering when you were going to spill the beans. HOORAY!!!!

Mary said...

Congratulations! Boys rule and I am only saying that because that is what is at my house. Love the second go around with clothes, toys and other stuff. The house will come together, don't worry. Get your rest and enjoy the second time around.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

congrats! that is so exciting! i can see an animal head or big dreamcatcher on that wall!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Congratulations! Your photos are beautiful - Shaun did good. And how sweet of you and Kim to meet up. The boys look like new best friends.

Lisa @ Lisa Moves said...

Yikes! Congratulations! That is so fabulous :-)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Thanks, everyone!

Emily CarriUsHome said...

OMG! You look so beautiful!! The baby room looks amazing! Love that wood wall! Congrats! <3

Tracy Sharlette said...

Congratulations to you all - your pics are gorgeous!! How exciting!

Unknown said...

I should've known you'd make that wall look amazing! If the next house I buy has a wall like that, the room is all yours to fix up (and stay in when you need a getaway!)

Jean Rossett said...

This is Jean BTW, not sure why it came up "unknown".....silly internetz

Jean Rossett said...

This is Jean BTW, not sure why it came up "unknown".....silly internetz

Deb said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You may not feel good (I sympathize) but you look fabulous :) Second, I don't think that wood wall needs anything on it - It's stunning as is. Good luck with the remaining weeks of your pregnancy :)

Sara Brandon said...

Definitely put a white head on that wooden wall!! It would look AWESOME!!! I just got a white unicorn head for my girls' room and it really makes the whole room! I got mine from White Faux Taxidermy. Love it!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Ha, Jean! I knew it was you. :)

Deb, thank you so much. I try to look as good as possible every day to try to trick myself into feeling better! ha

Sara - I love the white head idea. I've always wanted one...I will check out that company asap!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting. You look radiant (even if you don't feel that way!). Hope the next few weeks go smoothly.

Whitney Kerr said...

I was totally going to call that wood wall magnificent! You beat me to it!!
Congrats on the new wee one :) That nursery is gorgeous!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love the room! And that you kept the wall! EEE!
I love the idea of an animal head, or maybe a gallery wall? (maybe shelves that hold images?)

So many ideas - I can't wait to see what you do to the rest of the space this is a great room!!! (We're obsessed with gray and yellow here too - we have two rooms that use this color scheme, and our living room is grays and golds).

Joi said...

Ahhh! Oh my gosh--you look so gorgeous! Congrats, girl! I love the nursery and I also love those sweet pics of the boys. A's hair is too cute!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

You look incredible! What a beautiful momma.

Love the room! The wood wall is really cool behind the crib - fun accent.

And I'm so glad we had the chance to get together. The boys were so sweet. I wish we lived closer so we could do it all the time. The photos are so great!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Congratulations!! Having two boys is hugely underrated and highly recommended... you will LOVE it! :)