The good news is, all that early onset nesting I've been experiencing has allowed us to finally get to a place where we can actually start thinking about furnishing and decorating his space. And the other good news is that my partner in this parenting gig, The Man, isn't too worried about the fact that baby boys room won't be ready by his due date (because the fact is, it won't be). You see, he's convinced his son doesn't need all that baby stuff and most certainly doesn't need decor. Put up a Chicago Bears poster (apparently a poster is not considered decor, it's simply an essential part of life), give him a sheet to lie on, and his lad will be just fine. He must be confusing our baby for this one:
The room needs some curtains and I've got this sweet bentwood rocker and footstool.Nearly New Thrift Shop in Fayetteville and the foot stool I got a while back in Cameron. I'd like to refinish the rocker but I am still debating weather to paint it a fun color or stain it to match the foot stool. Suggestions welcome!!
And some art! I've already got some of that, as well as a large frame that will be great once I figure out what to put in it...
And check this out, I've got a branch! Clearly my baby preparation priorities are straight as I intend to turn it into faux antlers, something every infant needs.
Hey! I've even got Francie's old crib skirt that I can totally reuse with a little manly adjustment.
Let's not forget the closet as it is too has potential and a few pieces I can use in the room, like the red tear drop lamp and orange shelf.
Missing from all of this is the concept, which will pull the whole thing together. I blame all that nesting! It had my brain honed in on budgeting, taking stock, purging, and organizing and totally distracted from what's really important when preparing for a baby, THE DECORATING! Luckily, this is the fun part! Wednesday I *hope* to share Concept #1 for Baby Boy's room. I've already decided I want to come up with a few concepts since my deadline for the room's completion is November, he'll be almost 3 months old by then, likely outgrown the cradle, and ready to spread his wings in his own room.
In the meantime, I'm not gonna feel too guilty about the sad state of the nursery just 5 weeks before our Little Guy's expected arrival. I'll assume our son will be like most newborns, totally indifferent to decor and much more interested in milk, sleep, and clean diapers. Of course if by chance he emerges from the womb as his father predicts, then I'll scrap my plans all together, buy him some beef jerky (as he surely won't need milk), lay a sheet on the floor, hang up that Chicago Bears poster, and call it a day.
See you Wednesday!