It's a girl! and she'll be here this month!
With that in mind I took to Pinterest and started pinning all kinds of inspiration for girl rooms.
I also asked our Doctor to double check to make sure we were really having a girl, because I secretly have thought all along that it wouldn't be surprising if we were one of those families you hear about where they were told it was a girl, and then SURPRISE! it's a boy and everything is pink and I just couldn't risk it. So I'm pleased to say that she remains a girl. And my Doctor said he has never been wrong.
I have been asked by many where she will live! We have three bedrooms upstairs-- the front room
(I can't believe I don't have any "finished" photos of his room! It's the most finished room in our house!)
And our room
For now, we decided that she'll stay in our room-- you can't see it from this vantage point, but if I were to walk down to the window and take a photo of the other end of the room-- there are two large arm chairs and a side table. In the future, I hope this will be an enormous closet but for now it will be a mini-nursery.
This summer we hope to convert the laundry room into an office/guest room and then we'll move her into the front bedroom. That's the plan anyway... In the meanwhile, here's what we've been up to nursery-wise.
First I will share with you my major craft fail. I saw this on Pinterest:
And I wanted to make it for the nursery, so I found this:
I made this collage with Mod Podge
I taped paper to my computer screen and traced the picture above (it's open source, so that's OK :)
Then I cut it out and traced it on top of the collage. Here's where things went wrong and I ended up with this wrinkly mess:
wrinkly and awful.
No amount of Mod Podge coats could save it. I also tried glitter. Even glitter couldn't save it. I kept it around for a couple weeks thinking that I might be able to come up with some way to save it, but it was slowly destroying my self esteem so I threw it out and decided to try a new bird project.
Inspired by these:
I went to the graphics fairy and found a vintage dictionary page, cut out some of the birds in photoshop and overlayed them. I was then left with *not* a wrinkly mess! Behold!
I showed them to Drake and he said "What's with the crowns?" I said "they're cute" and he said "What about the newspaper" and I said "It's a vintage dictionary page, Drake. I don't have to explain my art to you." :)
I framed them and they are only awaiting some picture hanging wire before they will go above the crib!