Only about 7 more weeks till my due date...yikes! I'm super excited to see this little guy, but yet I know that he is so much easier to take care of inside my belly than out, so I'm happy to keep him there for a little while. But, I better get things ready in the meantime, right? So, I worked on the baby's nursery. I didn't want to go "all out" yet and paint the whole thing and totally deck it out, so I opted for some simple, inexpensive decorating ideas instead. The theme is basically "bold colors" and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I hope our little boy likes it enough to sleep lots of hours in his crib :)
Here are a few BEFORE pictures. Just plain boring.
And here are a few AFTER pictures. I think it's definitely an improvement.
The crib. The bumper is a inexpensive one from Target. Then I added some colorful ribbon onto the bottom of a white crib skirt.
The Clothes-line. I made a sweet, simple clothes-line with baby clothes on it using THIS tutorial.
Paper Pinwheel Art. Simple and cheep...my two favorite things! I love how the pinwheels add a splash of color to an other wise boring wall.
Martha's Tissue Pom-Poms. So fun...I could put these all over my house!
The lamp. I just added a bunch of ribbon to this boring lamp...and now it's not so boring!
And a few other touches. Some dark navy curtains (these totally darken the room, I hope that helps baby sleep :), a bright yellow clock, a little "I am a child of God" board, and a rocking chair with my favorite quilt. I think the room is ready! Does that mean I'm ready too...we'll see!