I have been in FULL BLOWN NESTING MODE! I thought this was just a myth, but I seem to have developed a well of inner domestication, because I am all about cleaning and organizing these days. I almost took a picture of the first load of laundry I did this weekend for baby (swaddle blankets and other nursery textiles). Yes, I have become that sappy.
That said, I am all about my Operation Nesting projects right now. I have several of them in the works, but managed to complete one this past Saturday. I finally made baby's nursery curtains.
You remember when I asked all of you which curtain fabric you preferred out of two choices?
To refresh your memories, here were the two fabric choices I was deciding between:
So all in all, I ended up spending about $50 on these curtains, which was pricey but about on-par for thick, thermal curtains. PLUS they are the perfect accent to our baby's room (which will be the nursery decor for any future babies as well)
Here is a "Before" picture, which shows the old decor for this room (plus all the junk we were still sorting through)
But notice the curtains were still the dark red thermal curtains from before.
Now here is what the window looks like with the new curtains
You will notice that the quilt on the guest bed does not match the new curtains at all. I have since ordered a light grey duvet to cover the quilt and make it fit in perfectly with the new room. I scored a great deal on the brand new duvet and two matching pillow cases for just $30.
If you also look closely you will see a bright red shelf on the bed. This is one of the bonus projects I mentioned in the title of this post. This shelf used to be just plain wood and sat unused in one of our closets. I bought a sample-size of red paint for just under $3, and my husband transformed the shelf into the perfect accent for the baby's room. I will be hanging it above the dresser most likely.
The second bonus project was more painting. My husband and I live in a second floor apartment, so we have stairs inside our front door leading up. When you reached the top of the stairs, this is what used to await you versus what now awaits you