Well, we painted it a rather subtle shade of pink. Which I now know is a sure fire way to guarantee that the occupant of this room would be a baby boy. So a few weeks ago, Clark and I painted again and this time I decided to take inspiration from this cute little owl my friend Julia made for me.
I liked the green, brown and orange combination. So our nursery went from neon to pink to green with a brown/white stripe.
And now I can proudly present the nest that Clark built. I get to brag about it because I really didn't have much to do with it. This has been Clark's labor of love. Want some proof?
The crib that Clark found on Craigslist and insisted that we go check out despite being halfway to Oracle.
The "A" that Clark cut out of wood for me. Yes, we have most likely named our baby. No, I won't tell you what that name is. If you ask, I will probably lie straight to your face.
The dresser that Clark sanded and stained. Jan and Dan might recognize this old dresser as one they gave to us a few years ago. I'm really loving this dresser. It's just so big and now that Clark gave it a makeover, I love it even more.
The chalkboard speech bubble that Clark cut out of wood for me. I'm hoping this will keep Booker and Ike somewhat occupied while I'm stuck sitting in the glider nursing a baby.
The turtle nightlight that I laboriously shopped at Target for.
The changing table that Clark built. Yes, you read that correctly. He BUILT it. From nothing. Using his own two hands. I'm wildly impressed with this. The top shelf can be removed and we can maybe use it as a book shelf in future years.
The book rack that Clark built. Pretty much all of his projects started like this, "Clark, I need a book rack/chalkboard/letter "A"/whatever and I need it like yesterday. If I don't get this book rack/whatever immediately and executed exactly to my liking, I will be a failure of a mother to this infant. Please don't make me cry." And then he would disappear to the garage for a few hours or days (depending on the project) and then reemerge with exactly what I wanted! It was so convenient to be able to specify what I wanted and to get it so quickly. I'm liking this new hobby of his.
And a few more pics...
I suppose I need something for the window, but I'm not sure what. I wish I was seamstress so I could "whip up some curtains." It seems like women "whip up curtains" all the time and for a second I considered it. Then I realized how difficult that would be for me.
Clark built the white frame and the blanket is from Jules (it matches the owl). I think Julia whips up curtains in her spare time. This makes me envious.