Even though I wanted to post these pictures yesterday, as you see, I did not get around to doing so. I wonder if the next few weeks will continue on at this pace.
It’s just been really busy lately. I’ve been thinking of stuff that we need to do now and probably driving my husband crazy.
I think this is what is meant by “nesting”.
Last night I decided that we needed to get wall letters stat. And paint.
Why paint? Well that’s because this is just another project that I want to do myself.
Quite funny really. Never in my life have I been a crafty person. Shoot, who am I kidding? I’ve never even been the kind of girl that acts interested in doing something myself. No way.
I’m the kind of girl that buys something already made how I like it. It’s easy and complete at the moment of purchase. No waiting or the potential screw-up. It’s done and I have a big smile on my face after my purchase.
Well, this nursery is quite different from that. Not really with huge things, but little things that are definitely not my character.
A while back on twitter I told you that I wanted to paint the nursery myself and that my husband just wanted to hire someone. So many of you took my husband’s side and told me to take it easy and just have someone else do it. Well, I’m quite stubborn and when I want to do something I do it.
So naturally I “won” that argument and Tarzan and I spent this past Sunday painting. Sure my hands were sore and bending down wasn’t the easiest or most fun thing, but I still enjoyed it. When I did make comments about certain things Tarzan would say, “Are you still happy that we are painting ourselves?”
The first time he said this it was no big deal. I just told him yes and kept on painting. After about the 3rd or 4th time he asked me that question I started to get annoyed and yelled at him. ”Yes, my back is sore. My hands hurt and my knees have rug-burn. But yes I am still happy that I am painting our son’s room!”
Let me backup a minute…
We had some friends come in town this past weekend. I was set on figuring out the crib situation. I’d been spending all day looking around and trying to figure out just what I wanted and it had to have a good price tag on it. The one that we originally picked out would take 6-8 weeks to arrive. That was not going to work for me, although I will admit that my husband thought it was great timing. Ugh, husbands.
I found one at Babies R Us that was going to cost around $1300 with shipping and tax. I didn’t want to pay that much, especially the shipping part. I searched around and found a couple different locations that had the furniture in the store, available for pickup. And did I mention that we had two 15% off coupons?!
Oh, but we don’t have big cars. But luckily our friends that were in town have a Range Rover!
When I decided that we were going to get a crib and dresser on Saturday, Tarzan didn’t really understand the urgency of the situation. He figured that the last thing my friend would want to do is to pick up a crib and dresser. Well, he was wrong.
While the husbands went about and did their thing, we got a pedicure and then set out to Babies R Us.
Luckily we picked up the dresser/changing table combo first. It was a very big box because no assembly was required and it fit perfectly in the back of the Range Rover. I was so excited!
Our next stop was to get the crib. Once they wheeled the crib out, my heart sank. I had a feeling that it was not going to fit on top of the dresser at all. And I was right. The box was just too big, even if the dresser wasn’t in the back.
My friend suggested taking the pieces out of the box and laying them on top of the dresser box. It was a very, very snug fit, but it worked and we set home with the dresser and crib in hand.
The best part is the great deal we got! Instead of paying $1300, we only paid $829. total, including tax. Isn’t that amazing?!
We didn’t touch the furniture until our friends left, even though I was dying to put the crib together.
Tarzan and I went and bought some paint, came home, changed, and went upstairs to start taping the room. Tarzan decided to paint in a little area behind the door so we could make sure that we liked the color.
Good thing my husband is smart and thinks like this because I wouldn’t have. The color was even lighter than the wall color already. It wasn’t going to work. We changed back into regular looking clothes, went back to the paint store and had them make the color darker. The color turned out perfect!
After we painted, we put the dresser in the room and put the crib together too. While there’s still a lot to be done, it’s a good start and I’m happy with it! I’m not quite sure where I want the dresser and crib to go, so right now those items are just in a random spot.
I can’t wait for it all to come together! Yesterday I ordered the crib mattress and the valance and mobile. The waiting part is the worst. I want to have all items here NOW. I guess I will need to learn how to be more patient.
Until I master patience, I will continue to do the little things that I can. For example, today I will paint the wall letters and that will be just one more thing to check off of our list!
Nursery after paint:
Nursery with furniture:
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