Monday, July 21, 2014
It's your lucky day - nursery progress
I was all psyched up to finish at least the furniture element in Lincoln's room over the weekend. Kev went with me and both kids to IKEA (ps Linc did NOT like that) and picked out an armoire for the nursery and a new dresser for Aspen. Once I get the armoire in Linc's room, I can finally put away a couple of bins of clothes and get the last of the stuff off the floor and put away.
Unfortunately, late Saturday night when Kev decided to unbox the armoire, a piece was broken. So... I almost cried. How on earth am I supposed to get back to IKEA and return that piece without having another baby breakdown?! I am determined to do it, though. We're having family in town at the beginning of August and I really want to have certain parts of the house finished by the time they arrive.
Even without the armoire the room is coming together. Linc started sleeping in his crib Saturday afternoon (nap) and spent his first night in his room over the weekend. With Aspen's help I hung the tissue paper pompoms, the Mur decals and the mobile SueAnn made for me. We switched the carpets in the kids' rooms (Aspen wanted the IKEA car rug in her room and gave Linc her old square block rug) and I ordered blackout curtains last week. I'm thrilled to have another room to be in charge of because Aspen's room is pretty much off-limits to me now. I figure I have a couple of good years to enjoy Linc's room before he takes over and I have to resort to turning a blind eye when I walk by his messes. I'm relieved that although I can no longer help Aspen decorate her room, she finally gave in to the plan to sell her old dresser and replace it with something smaller and better suited to the space in her room. With that being said, her old dresser is officially for sale if anyone wants to take it off my hands!
Besides the armoire, my next project is sorting our wall décor, printing some downloads I bought over a year ago, and hanging it all up. I dread this because I'll be balancing on a ladder on the stairs in order to create a gallery wall in our living space. But it'll be worth it because I'll empty two more boxes from our storage room in the process. And that makes me giddy.
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