The (finally!) finished nursery

Yes, I acknowledge that we have not blogged in a really long time.  We are just going to skip over the last 8+ months of missed life and get to the now, which is going to be Jeff & Meghan +1 in just a couple weeks now.  In preparation for +1 (yes, she does have a name, we just aren’t sharing it yet) we totally redid (for the 2nd time) our upstairs guest room turned nursery.  It was about a 6+ week process of painting, sanding, more painting, random stuff collecting, etc.

Back in May, we picked up the furniture from a family in Plainfield a la Craigslist.  It then sat for a couple months until we really got the whole project going in July.  I’ll show just a couple photos along the way and then get to the reveal of the finished product for those that haven’t already seen them on facebook.

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old walls and black furniture (goodbye africa room 😦 )

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First we painted the yellow walls green. Shock to the system! Then we had several showers (this is from 2 of 3)- such generous friends and family- thank you!

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Next, we sanded and primed the furniture before painting it gray (I swear, it’s gray)- this was the longest step (by far.)

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obligatory “daddy putting the crib together” shot

Next, Jeff and I (about 95% Jeff) did the tree wall mural.  Jeff posted his own blog about how he did that for anyone that is interested.  I love it.  So, without further ado… the new nursery!

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Owl birch tree mural, new furniture, pink accents, great big teddy bear from “Aunt Stephanie”

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close up on mural with paper lantern owl mobile

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changing table with owl decor from owls made at baby shower

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close up of branch decor

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close up of lantern mobile

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dresser with lamp and daisy

Well, there it is!  Next post very well may be an introduction to our baby girl!

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