so i'm trying to get ready for this new bean. it's march 1 today. meaning thank GOD spring is on its way because like everyone else in new england, i want to MURDER winter.
i seriously am wondering if the snow will be gone by the time the baby is born. IN MAY. cripes.
we've done a lot of work on 2.0's room. i wish i had more pictures, but i'll post them when we're through. i will say that both olivia and tom approve. in fact, i think they both like this room better than their own.
olivia in 2.0's crib:
so far we've painted -- i used benjamin moore's natura paint in shaker beige and OMG while this paint is very spendy, it's FANTASTIC. the room was previously a terra cotta color and i didn't even use a primer because i wanted to stay 0% VOC. i only needed two coats of this paint and it was good. LOVE.
put together the new crib -- what a difference from livie's dainty classic white dropside to a stationary rail lifetime style convertible in ebony! i love them both, but BOY is it different!
ordered a nice, new mattress (since livie's staying in her own crib and will eventually need to keep her mattress for her toddler bed anyway)
and put together a new glider in beige and ebony. it's not as dreamy as olivia's but we're on a budget, people! it's just fine. and i'm happy we were able to get another glider at all.
next up is to transform the closet into something that utilizes the space more appropriately for an infant. one hanging rack doesn't really do much for me, so we're going to use the closetmaid storage system we have in olivia's closet and set up multiple racks and shelves for storage. woot!
i also have to paint a tall chest of drawers to move into olivia's room and move her current dresser (which doubles as a changing table) into the baby's room. the dresser is white and i contemplated painting it black, but thought a) i'm too lazy and b) a little white might look nice so i'm just switching out the silver knobs for black ones and maybe that'll work! i also am painting a tall bookcase black to have in that room, too.
oh yeah, so far the color scheme is beige, white and black with pops of green. if 2.0 is a boy, we'll run with the green and if she's a girl, pinkification will be in full effect. i'm really loving the way it's coming along so far.
and FINALLY, i'm trying to get more organized. i've found the most amazing website and today she's listed a BUNCH of awesome links to help us all get our butts in gear and get our homes de-cluttered. i thought i'd share for the 1 reader i may still have... ENJOY:
Link-tastic from I'm an Organizing Junkie