So this nesting instinct that “they” all talk about when you conceive a kid rings true with me. I immediately wanted to prepare. But I don’t know what the hell to prepare for so my urge was realized in wanting to make bug’s room perfect. I am in love with a color combo at the moment: cream sickle orange (as my friend Jenn calls it) and new England blue gray. I don’t know why it reminds me of New England but it does. I spent a small fortune on amazing fabric at Selvedge Studio for the closet so I can get rid of the ugly sliding doors a la 1974.
I was avoiding cutesy-lovey-cozy nursery type of decor. And then I found these decals from notNeutral and thought, well, it is a baby’s room….and they-re not that cutesy-lovey-cozy. I had a lot of fun designing where they would go and am really happy with the results. Andy likes the cat decal the best.
We are committed to getting used stuff–clothes, furniture, books, the whole nine. So, the room is outfitted with great scores from garage sales and friends.
The garish, periwinkle photo to the left of our hideous guest room before. It is more bearable as a small photo. I am ashamed to admit that I did indeed choose to paint the room that color and then spent a lot of time painting it. It is gone now. Thank god. We added a chair rail and you will soon see the amazing fabric worth millions that will be curtains on the closet. I am so in love with this fabric. I just couldn’t wait to post about the room even though it isn’t nearly complete without the curtains.
All we need is a crib and we’re set. And a baby. We need a baby to make this room complete. Andy calls the pregnancy our situation. So, as the situation progresses and I think about how our lives will be and what will be important and what this room will mean, I realize I have no idea. People say it is the most enriching experience of your life. That is heavy. The scariest part is having no idea….no experiences to draw on to kind of understand how the situation will change things. We just float along and hope we’ll know what to do and that our kid will come into the universe healthy and hopefully we’ll have fun.