The finished Nursery

Here is a little reminder of what this room once looked like. It was awhile ago, but it did look like this.
 And here is the after!
 I Love the dog painting, mainly because my great grandmother painted it. I have had it for years, and haven't really had the right place for it, but I think it goes well in a baby boys room. And I love using and reusing old things, and giving them new life.
I can't seem to find the picture I took of the cute quilt my mom is making. But I will post pictures as soon as I take another! I LOVE it, and it really ties all the colors together nicely.
 Remember THESE guys? Well,since then, I have made 2 more, then this little guy joined the group to make a total of 8. And in a few short weeks, I will be needing to make 1 more! I have made them for all my children, and all my neices and nephews. It's kind of just a fun little quirky monkey that they can play with till it falls apart, or just keep it forever, but each is handstitched with a heart and my name on the bum, so they know who it's from. It's just a fun think I like to do!
 Sorry little guy, but mommy had to take over your closet, so you won't be able to hang up all your dresses! J/K, I am glad this is a boys room, since their clothes don't require hanging up. And the few that do can find a home in his sisters closet next door.
 I know it is a little early for this, but I like to plan ahead, and since I was getting everything else out to clean and get ready, I went ahead and set up the bassinet as well. My babies usually only use the bassinet for a few short weeks, but we'll see how it goes this time. He may not be as grand of a sleeper as they were (sleeping 6 hours straight while nursing by 3 weeks old), but I am hoping he follows suit. And if that is the case, he will be in his own room, in his crib.

The Closet Office

Once upon a time, this room looked like this. Pretty ugly, I know.
 Then, it developed into a lovely craft room, all to itself!
 After time had passed, and much had been done in this space, it started to look a little like this ALL THE TIME! (yes, pretty sad) Then something magical happened, and a new baby was to be born, and needed a place to live.
 So..... the room had to be condensed into a little closet, soon to be know as the Closet office!
 And here is the halfway finished project! I have to come up with a more permanent closet door that will keep little fingers and toes, and curious minds out of my stuff! But I have a little while till this little man (who arrives in about 6 weeks) will be able to get into it. But it is still kindof on the top of my to do list. The folding table is also not permanent. It is just holding the space for my future work table I have yet to make. That will propably happen after this handsome little guy arrives as well. It will most likely be the dark wood color I stained the shelves that I built (they are hiding behind the curtains if you can't see them) are, and possibly big, white, chunky legs. Something sturdy! But I do like the 2 tone look, but we'll see when I actually make it how it turns out. But until then, this is doable. And let me tell you, it wasn't that easy fitting a whole room into a closet, but i did! And am very pleased with the outcome so far. It gets used almost daily, and will be used much more in the future as well.


Work Chair

When I saw this chair at the thrift store, I had to have it. I loved the style, and the highback, was very comfortable and supportive. I knew it would be a wonderful work chair. Then when I saw it was fifty percent off, I had to have it even more! If I remember right, I paid $7 for this lovely thing.
 And with some leftover fabric from a duvet cover I used to cover a different chair, it was a total cost of $7 for the chair! My original plan was to strip the fabric and padding off the legs, and stain them a brown to match my shelves and future work table, but when I did so to one of then, I noticed what was underneath, and that plan flew out the window. So instead I just did the simple thing and covered the legs as well. I am still debating on whether or not to add the skirt back on, any suggestions? What would you do? But for now, I like it as is, and it works wonderful for all my late night projects!