Baby Boy Nursery is Ready!
Wal-Mart finally had that table lamp in stock today, so I was able to finish off the nursery and take some pictures! It's as done as it's gonna be until we plop a baby in there!
Here's what my mock-up idea started as:
And here's the finished room:
After trying to hang the paper lanterns, not liking the cord hanging from the ceiling, and then eventually ripping it, Ben made the genious suggestion that we use a ficus tree (that we had in our livingroom) in that empty corner. WAY perfect. He's a better decorator than me...no doubt about that...I just have to make a few mistakes before he's willing to help me correct them!
Here's where I'll be spending many middle-of-the-night feedings. Thank you to Rachel for helping me make the rocking chair cushion and to Janel & Linda for the adorable monkey & gorilla!
The crib (still sporting the fabulous gender-neutral bedding made by Betsy)
...and the animal wall canvases I made:
The rug was $15 at World Market. I would have looked harder for a plain dark brown rug, but I couldn't beat the price, and after a week of dealing with washing everything in Ayla's room 50 times when she had the flu, I decided a $15 orange rug was a smarter choice than anything more expensive!
The changing table...now outfitted with a contoured changing pad (thank you Patricia) and stuffed with tons of blankets, socks, diapers, hats, bibs, wipes, and burp cloths:
And the last corner of the room...still a little bare, but I imagine it'll get filled with toys before too long. The giant ruler has recorded my height, my brother's height, and Ayla's height at different ages throughout the past 30 years. I LOVE that I get to have it hanging in our kids' rooms too!
And finally, some detail pics of the decorations and all the little baby clothes...just waiting for a baby:
Thanks everyone for all your help and advice on putting this room together. I'm very happy with how it turned out!