Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Nursery - Part 5: Finishing Touches

We've been putting the finishing touches on for the last couple of weeks, and while there's a couple of things still left on my to-do list, I'm done for now. Besides with just a few days left before her due date, I'm too tired to do anything except wash clothing and rearrange the pantry for the millionth time.
The biggest change in the nursery since the last post is the area rug. I'd been searching for a suitable one for months to no avail. I didn't want to spend a fortune on the rug because I anticipate that baby goo will likely end up on it. I was seriously considering using FLOR (despite the not-cheap-cost) when I came across this one on sale at All Modern. The 5'x8' version was under $200 and the coloring fit the room perfectly, so I bought it without even giving it a second thought. It's a little scratchy and it sheds a bit, but nothing a few good vaccumings can't solve.

The remaining updates were all small but significant together. Eric hung the custom clock, I finished the red accent pillow, bought a stuffed squirrel safe for baby, found a mobile for the crib, and we hung the closet system. The closet still needs doors but I haven't quite decided what I want to do about that yet and the mobile still needs some toys. I have ideas for both of the unfinished elements, but like I said earlier, too tired to focus on those things right now. I'm sure I'll eventually find the time to get them both done to my liking.

The Nursery - Part One: Design and Planning
The Nursery - Part Two: Prep Work and Painting
The Nursery - Part Three: Furnished
The Nursery - Part Four: Curtains