Monday, May 19, 2008

Progress on the Nursery

As of 9pm last night, both Jeramy and I agreed that work on Monday had to be more relaxing than the weekend we just had. Granted, we'd both probably rather take a day off to just lay around the house and do nothing, but that really wasn't an option.

One of the wonderful things about my hubby is that he is not a procrastinator. In fact, when he gets an itch to do something, he just goes out and gets it done as quickly as possible. That sometimes proves difficult for me, as I'd rather do just one thing slowly over time. However, in the long run I think his tendencies make us both more productive. Anyhow, the crib arrived on Friday much earlier than the expected August ship date. In addition, Jeramy found out that day that he would not need to put in any overtime on Saturday leaving an extra day in his weekend. Armed with the newfound knowledge of our future child's girlness, he deemed it time to get the nursery together.

So while I did loads of yard work (lawn mowing, weeding flowerbeds, planting annuals), Jeramy conquered the majority of the room cleaning and all of the painting. We also steam cleaned the carpets and assembled the crib. So now, instead of a room loaded with crap, we have this:

I'm really loving the milk chocolate color for the walls. Given the bedding I've chosen (here) I was either wanting to go with a beige/brown or a very light pink. Ultimately we chose the brown because while I like pink, girly things, it is very easy to overdo it. Today Jeramy is going to trim out the closet doors he installed last month, and after that we'll just be waiting for the other furnishings to arrive. I just can't believe it is all coming together already. What is even more amazing is the idea that our little girl will actually occupy this room early this fall.

I should also follow-up on the name spelling conversation from last week...I loved getting all of your input. Perhaps I was biased because there were more "J" votes than "G", and I was rooting for the former. But our real life friends (yes, amazingly we actually have some of those) and family seemed to prefer the "J" as well. So it looks like this little girl will be named Jillian Carol.

15 comments:

Nicky said...

Looks great! You're definitely further along with the nursery than us. Love the colors!

Jaime and Chris said...

Yay!! I love the color and think it will go great with the bedding you selected. Too many girly colors might get nauseating! The brown will balance that out nicely. I'm amazed at how fast the crib arrived, and I really like it!

nancy said...

Oh shit. A nursery.

Where the hell am I going to put another baby?

oh god.

sarah23 said...

Nice crib and beautiful bedding!

My husband S is the same way... if he brings up an idea, I'm the type to think, "Yes, let's do that someday," whereas he thinks, "Let's go to Home Depot and buy the stuff for that today." He makes me feel really inefficient most of the time, but we definitely get more done thanks to his drive.

chicklet said...

Very nice colors, gonna look great.

JamieD said...

Your nursery is going to be beautiful! I love the colors. And you are right - it is soooo easy to over-do pink and pastels in general.

Kelly said...

Love the color!!! I can't believe your crib is here already! That's great!!

Kathy V said...

THe nursery looks great. It will be so cute with that pink and brown bedding. Like you said sometimes too much pink can be overwhelming but this will be a nice blend.

Of course my husband is the same way. He wanted to start painting our nursery at 7 weeks. I absolutley put my foot down until 12 though. Nursery looks great so far!

Jendeis said...

Love the brown on the walls! I think it's good because that way it's a classic color that grows with your girl. When she's older, you could do a beige or cream spread on her bed.

Mel said...

I love the nursery color, it's so beautiful. Brown and pink are gorgeous together. ;)
Jillian Carol is lovely!!

KatieM said...

I've seen that bedding before and I love it! It is going to look wonderful in her nursery with that color furniture and walls =)

Katie said...

I LOVE THE CRIB.

Where did you get it?

I love the chocolate walls, too. Very nice and soothing.

Barb said...

We are both procrastinators - NOT good.

Love the room.

Waiting Amy said...

It looks great!

I'm so jealous that you can use Jillian! I love it, spelled either way. I wanted very much to use that name, but had already named my first born, a boy, with a name too close to Jack. And I just couldn't have a Jack and Jill! Too silly.

Best wishes!

Jennifer said...

Nice color on the walls. I have chocolate paint in my guest bath...looks very rich. We'll be painting our nursery soon too - probably a khaki/oatmeal color...something warm and neutral.