Once the crib was assembled and evenly lined up on the wall, it was time for the pièce de résistance:
|Isn't it adorable?|
Two weeks and a semi-quick trip to IKEA this past weekend, furnishing the room is complete. I went back and forth with myself about the rocking chair for the last two weeks. After first I thought that a birch frame with a red cushion would look pretty in the room, but checking the stock at the local IKEA made that idea impossible: no birch frames! The black-brown (more black than brown, really) frame was in stock so I ended up getting that one. I was still undecided about the red cushion, but Eric talked me out of it and I'm glad he did. He thought that the red cushion would look out of place and not match anything else in the room; he was right then and is definitely right now.
Last but not least, you may notice that there are shades in the window. And a single curtain panel! I picked up the blinds at Lowe's the weekend before last; they're the fancy Levolor brand with no strings because strings in a nursery are bad. They cost me a pretty penny but they're worth it. Besides, I'm in the midst of sewing my own curtains (hence the single panel right now) and the smaller cost of that will offset the blinds.
The Nursery - Part Two: Prep Work and Painting
The Nursery - Part One: Design and Planning