The nursery is almost done!! I have been busy painting frames, painting canvases, having drapes made, and working on odds and ends.
This is a fun little frame I recently finished.
The name we have decided on is: Harbor William
We love that Harbor means "a place of refuge and safety", and William is a family name on both sides. Yes, Harbor as in a boat "harbor". We love the beach, what can we say??
The canvases from two posts ago, the ones I bought from Hobby Lobby, are ready to be hung! I had fun painting them both. They are not perfect by any means, but I love handmade, personalized decor.
I plan on hanging the "pear-fect" canvas behind the glider, and the monogram canvas over the changing table. We are hoping to have the changing table within the next few weeks.
Here is a peek into Harbor's closet. I have done a little shopping already. : ) Most things are actually from yard sales, but T.J. Maxx has made a small dent in our checkbook recently, as well. I love these navy and white crotchet booties from Tuesday Mornings, and these wild animal print socks! Fun!
In leu of filing in a typical baby book, I opted to write Harbor a letter for every month I have been pregnant. In each letter, I give the general Dr. information, but I also tell funny things people said, what we were up to, where we were going, how emotional I have been (Ha!), etc... I plan on creating a scrapbook for only the 9 months of pregnancy. After that, I think I will make a hardback coffee table book, like the other one I made in this post.
These are a pair of white, raw wood curtain finials from Lowes I am painting to use as tiebacks in Harbor's room. The "after" picture is really not a good picture- the paint is still wet and it is only the first coat. I will need at least three more coats to get a really even, deep color. They will be fun with the new drapes though.
Here are the fabulous drapes my granny made for me with my heck-of-deal fabric from Hancock's Fabric in Fayetteville. I love the color of the crushed velvet. Sometimes it looks gold and sometimes it looks green. It literally pools in the floor a good three feet, so when I have David install the finials as tie backs, I can't wait to see how it will change the look of the windows. David's paint job is complete, and it is really beautiful. Way to go, Dave! : )
And the best news... my bedding consultant emailed me tonight and said my bedding was ready to be picked up!!! Ahhh!!!! Stopeth the beating of my heart! I only met with her three weeks ago, and she already has it finished! Is that incredibly speedy work, or what? She even sent two pictures of it set up in a crib at her house!! I was going to wait to show pictures until tomorrow when I pick it up, but I can't help myself. It is exactly what I wanted and I am too excited to wait..
I love the burnt orange monogram, all the silk and velvet, and the fun variety of fabric. I think it will look so sweet in his room! I'll post more up-close pictures when I can actually see it in person- I think in person the colors are going to be even that much more vivid. : )