Saturday, July 2, 2011

my baby's room: the after

Evolution of a Room
chapter 3

We've gone through a lot, this room and I.  And now it is ready for a baby.  Once I made the decision to go with the robots.  And the robot bank was mine.  I returned the deer bedding.  Once that was done I had much less anxiety.  I started cleaning out the crib and putting baby clothes in the dresser.  We started putting things on the shelves and tossing even more.  The under crib space is used for storing our new suitcases (officially carry-on size), the air mattress, extra paint, and some other odds and ends.  There is still a ways to go in purging and organizing, but the room is ready.

I have made peace with the fact that my home will never be "finished."  It will never be 100% clean and organized.  That's life.  I'm ok with that.  Most of the time.  Here is the reveal:

We hung the Robots Fighting painting under the existing shelves filled with some of our childhood favorites and toys we've collected.
And I found some orange sheets in crib size.  These are NOT easy to come by.  Most baby sheets are in pastels and blue and pink and maybe green and yellow.  I was really excited to find the orange.
The monkey mat is living here for now, but it's kind of like a pillow friend for an infant and will likely move around the apartment as a soft place to lay the baby. 

I found the mobile on Amazon for $9.99, which is the perfect price, since once he can pull up I'll probably have to take it down.  It plays Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
I'm still not sure about how and where to hang the art.  I like the Monko cells and how they match.  The one in the window needs to go somewhere, it is usually stacked with the other art we don't know what to do with or don't have room for.  The fisherman boards don't really go, but again, not sure where to move them.
But the dresser looks nice.  I have a couple of pictures of us, and frame that will have Simon's first day picture in it once he gets here.  The bank and the lamp are perfect!  Baby monitor is plugged in.  The bead necklace I bought from a friend at a craft fair recently.  I figure it will be something I can wear once he is teething and starts chewing on me...
These are the rain gutter shelves we put behind the door.  The lowest one is about 15 inches from the floor, so perfect for board books.  The next shelf holds the paper books for kids.  The upper shelves are for extra CDs, DVDs, video games, and odds and ends.  Someday when we purge some more Simon can use them for his things.
The play mat is a perfect size.  And the baby toys are in an orange tote that I've had forever.  It used to hold our extra towels.
And here is Rob's side of the room.  Because it is a Nursery / Office combo.  And I still have the closet.  Someday I will have to give that up as well...  The boxes to the right of the desk hold all of the crafting and crafting tools.  We hope to replace the giant box with a cabinet or something similar soon.
Overall I think it works well.  Here's to hoping the sharing works well.
And my final project for the room.  Or my next crafting project.  I bought all of this fabric, among other things,  with money I got from returning the deer bedding.  I want to make the quilt in the picture on the bottom left.  So that when Simon gets big, and we convert the crib to a toddler bed he will have the perfect quilt.  So I have a long time frame.  And if I actually finish before the toddler years, it will be a great blanket.

1 comment:

  1. The room looks amazing! I love that you went with a non-traditional theme and brighter colors. The robots are awesome and all the toys/books on the shelves make it so welcoming. Very nice job:)

    Now if only that baby would make his appearance so you can put the room to good use!