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.


old walls and black furniture (goodbye africa room 😦 )


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!


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


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!


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


close up on mural with paper lantern owl mobile


changing table with owl decor from owls made at baby shower


close up of branch decor


close up of lantern mobile


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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