August 15, 2016

Nursery Sneak Peek - work in progres

Did I mention we are expecting baby #3?  I am so out of the blogging rhythm I have no idea if I ever formally shared this news.  Well baby #3 will be joining us this fall, right around Halloween but hopefully not on Halloween.  We decided not to find out the gender this time around which has made decorating a nursery a little different for me but in a fun and refreshing way.  If you know anything about me, it's that I'm kind of afraid of color.  Just a plain jane, black and white girl.  Fortunately for me that happens to be kind of "IN" right now.  So why not have a black and white nursery?!

In fact the idea came from a blanket I knit for the baby.  It's a favorite and definite starting point for the nursery.

The room is far from done and these are photos from my phone (no editing and poor lighting - thus the yellow tone) but with all the craziness happening with the house and clean up, I wanted to share something that wasn't torn up and showed some actual progress.  Plus, I really like how it is turning out and I am so excited to finish it and bring our little one home to this room.

I painted the walls white and the trim black which was a tedious and terrible process I will share with you more in depth another time but I am really happy how it turned out.  The first few brush strokes of black terrified me and I almost regretted it but I am so glad I continued.  I also painted the dresser and crib in the same black which was also tedious but worth it.  And bonus, saved a TON of money.  This nursery, like all rooms in our home, are all low budget productions filled with DIY projects. And I will share all about them here eventually.  Hopefully others can learn from my mistakes.

Next up on the TO DO list is hanging the curtains (black), more wall art, finding/sewing a pillow for the chair, and finishing the crib and bedding.  And hopefully all that will happen before this little one arrives - still have some time.

August 14, 2016

Unexpected House Update

Something happened last week.  Something bad.  Something I am not proud of and in fact am quite sick about because well, I may have caused it.  Ok, I DID cause it.  I flooded my house.  There I said it.  I. Flooded. My. House.

That was a lot of photos to show you a lot of damage.  Now before you judge my stupidity to harshly let me first say "pregnancy brain" is a real thing on top of "mom brain" and "vacation prep brain".  Also, in the clean up process a significant amount of black mold was discovered which contributed to the destruction.  So in some ways, maybe it was kind of okay that I flooded house?!?  Truthfully, I am done playing with the "what ifs".  It happened and now it is time to clean up and move forward.  So hopefully in the coming weeks I will have some updates with photos of what we're doing to replace or maybe even upgrade these spaces.  And someday I will share with you the rest of the house that wasn't affected, especially the new nursery that I have been working hard on.  It's my favorite and quite a transformation.

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