Wednesday, June 20, 2007

the nursery

I've had more time on my hands than I expected this week....Sam is gone on a fishing trip with his dad and brothers, so I expected to stay quite busy. Keep the boys occupied, and they have less time to notice they miss their daddy!

However, I didn't plan on having an eye infection that makes me look like I took a punch in the face.

My eye has been swollen, puffy and VERY red since last Thursday....I've been to the doctor twice....they think it's a case of "you just need to wait it out." Not the best news I've ever heard! Anyway, it's a little awkward to go out in public looking like I have a contagious disease or have been bawling. So I've been trying my best to avoid overly public social settings. Never underestimate the usefulness of a great pair of sunglasses!! I've been wearing hats pulled down low too--it helps people not to stare. :)

Anyway, the point of this post was really to show you all what I've been working on this week with my unplanned free time! I finally got the nursery done! It was a process--I really should have posted 'before' pictures, but the room was such a disaster that I didn't even take any!

This first picture shows the border that I painted around the room (the middle is a repeated stamp of a butterfly and three little flowers--I know it's hard to see). Also I put up a cute little butterfly light switch cover. The crib bedding was given to me by my wonderful sister-in-law Beth....it's so pretty and girly, flowers and lace!


This next picture is just a show-off picture....of the beautiful changing table that Sam made for us! He actually made it for me when we were expecting Henry. There is a foam pad that goes on the lower part (where the two baskets are sitting), but it's up in the attic and I didn't want to make the trip up there just to get it into the picture! Don't I have a talented husband? He amazes me sometimes with all of the skills he has.


And this last picture is just to show the pretty window treatment that matches the crib bedding. Isn't it pretty? I feel so blessed to have been given such nice things--we never would have bought anything this nice! :) Thanks again, Beth!


Almost forgot! I really, really wanted a glider-type rocking chair during my first two pregnancies. Someone gave us a lazy-boy recliner (the one in the top picture) to use, so it wasn't really practical to spend money on a different chair. The thing is that Sam and I both spent time sleeping with new babies in that chair and it is NOT comfortable! We both have stories of days and days of sore backs or stiff necks from sitting in that chair and rocking our little ones.

So recently I've been looking for a new chair--garage sales and used furniture places, something cheap but cute. No luck. Or if I did see one, it was WAY too expensive. Here's where my awesome sister-in-law Kelly comes in! Kelly found a great glider at a garage sale a few weeks back! The fabric on it isn't great, so she is working on finding something that she can re-cover the chair with that would match the nursery! Isn't that perfect? I am so excited. :)

I'll be sure to post a picture of that when it's finished!

5 comments:

~Ginger said...

Lisa, you are blessed! Those sister in laws are taking good care of you and little Miss Hasz. Her nursery is adorable! Alicia always says how cute Beth makes the kids rooms :) and we all know of Kelly's sewing skills (just don't let her try to move an organizer into the room after building it or you may have windows taken out of your house to get it in the room, haha)

I am so thrilled for you. I can just imagine you sitting in the room in the quiet hours loving on that precious newborn.

I can hardly stand waiting to hear what her name is going to be...

Heidi Jo said...

oh lisa....that is so precious! i never did have a beautiful nursery like that...i don't know why? they just came so fast i didn't have time to do all of it, well i didnt' MAKE the time to do it.

i love it and it makes me want another one just so i can have a nursery like that!

Beth said...

It turned out so cute! I'm so glad Kelly found a glider for you—they really are great! (And with Kelly's skills, I'm sure it will be beautiful!)

Oh, and I can't take credit for the bedding, it was really from my sister Vicki. : )

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I love the nursery...it's so adorabale.

Just Mom said...

The nursery looks precious. You and your hubby sure have a lot of talent.