7.19.2008

Baby Steps

We're slowly getting ready for little 'H'. In case you're not keeping track, birthmom is due in 52 days.  If all goes well, we could be parents soon. Yikes. I've been waking up in the middle of the night thinking of all we need to do before he's here: what we need to buy, what we need to be reading, etc. 

Today was pretty productive on the baby front. We went to a local baby store and picked out and registered for a few things (car seat, stroller, changing pad, mattress). It was surreal. Last weekend we painted the nursery a yummy chocolate brown but it didn't turn out the way we expected. See, we used a semi-gloss paint over our already painted wallpaper-covered walls. The dark color totally magnified ever imperfection of the 1920s walls. Yuck. I went and consulted the experts at Sherwin Williams and they hooked me up with a flat paint that can be washed and wiped with no problems. Despite my grumbles about spending ANOTHER $40 on one gallon of Sherwin William's paint, I think we'll be much happier with the outcome.  So, tomorrow will be another day of painting. Joy. 

Today I also sanded down a dresser that we'll be using for a our changing table.  It fit right in with our "baby mod" not-so-themey theme. I sanded it down and painted it with 2 coats of Kilz followed by 2+ coats of "Crumb Cookie" (a Behr shade of white).  I'm super happy with the outcome. 

Here is my only "before" pic. It is from last weekend and the dresser practically blends in with the walls:

Here is an after pic after lots of paint and spray painted hardware. Please ignore the shine to the walls...remember we are re-painting with a flat paint tomorrow:

10 comments:

Megan said...

That room is going to look great!

Melba said...

Beautiful furniture, and I'm sure you're going to do a great job on the walls! How exciting that you will be a mommy before too much longer!! I'm hoping for the best for you guys!!

Melba

Tracey said...

Room looks great....I guess...the kennel is being used as a crib?Right?

Beverly said...

Hey Ashley- thank you for checking out my blog A Dream Come True- I am from the adoption boards ( babycav)--I can totally relate to it feeling surreal when you register- I took my best friend who is also my son's Godmommy to register w/ me- I thought I was going to lose it- Good thing there was a Mexican place next door to BabiesRus b/c I needed a huge Margarita after that!!
Girl keep in mind that if she is 52 days away she can potentially deliver here very very soon!!!HOW EXCITING!!!! Keep me posted!

Bri said...

I love the way the dresser came out, and I love the color of the walls!

becklaw said...

GOOD JOB ASH! The dresser looks amazing! Eeeek! I can't wait to see the room in person, when you might have a little person in there! I wish I could come back before November! We leave for Hawaii/China on Friday! I miss chatting and hope to talk to you soon!

Neenie/PawsNY said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU OMG 52 DAYS!!! (could be less!!!!) The room is going to look awesome and you guys are going to be amazing parents- I am doing flips fo ryou and pray that thing sstay positive and all green lights in your direction!

Kymberli said...

My goodness, how fast the days seem to be ticking away!

Please keep showing nursery progression pics!

EmilyLove said...

i can't wait to see it in person!!! the chocolate does look yummy :) i just can't wait to meet your baby! you guys are gonna be such good parents! love you! PLEASE let us know where you're registered at, when you want KRod and i to do a shower for you, and if you need any help with the room!

Mama Bear said...

congrats on your match! hope everything goes alright! have fun in that room!