Thursday, August 2, 2012

37 weeks - Baby J's Room!

37 weeks!
(July 15th)

Baby J's room is finished!! 

Well...there are a few things I may add later on (a rug when I find what I'm looking for, and curtains) but it's definitely ready for the baby to arrive and I'm definitely ready to show it off. :) I really really love it and I'm so happy with the way it all came together. It's by far my favorite room in the house, although our place is pretty small and we don't have many rooms to choose from....but STILL it counts as my favorite! :)

Come on in!

Chad and I used to live in Colorado and our absolute favorite time for hikes there was in the fall when the Aspen leaves start to change. They turn this beautiful yellow color (almost unrealistic painted yellow) and the trunks are white all over. It looks SO cool when you're in the middle of them and it makes for a most peaceful place. I decided it would be awesome if we could bring the mountains and outdoors to the baby and this is what I came up with. :)

The bright colors and "happy" feel seemed necessary too.

The problem with my "vision" of the trees was that I am NOT a painter in any way shape or form. Luckily, my sister in law Donna is a rockstar and is a great painter so I asked for her help. I searched for a few pictures on Pinterest, printed them out for her as an idea and she did the rest. Well, I cooked really awesome snacks and dinner, made a lemonade stand with my nieces, and kept refilling her wine glass....but that's where my part in that ended. I mean seriously....I could not have imagined it turning out better! She did such an amazing job and I'm so glad she was excited to help me.

There are owls throughout the baby's room because the mascot at the college Chad and I went to (and met at) was an Owl. :)

The closet was a baby daddy project and he did such a great job! We started by removing the closet door, taking out the clothing rack and shelf that was currently there, painted the inside orange, and made the new shelving. So much more functional!

Lots of love went into this too....our friend Mark painted the inside with Chad one night and Chad's brother Ryan helped put in the shelving. :) Chad's mom and Aunt Holly gave us the video baby monitor, really excited about it!

How cute are these shoes? Oh and please don't mind the books in the background arranged in rainbow happened one day in a fit of pregnancy nesting....don't judge me.

The other side of the baby's room. Before it became baby's room it was a guest room. We were planning on pulling this trundle bed out of the room as we put the baby's things in there but then we realized it would probably be more functional to keep it in there for a while. We can still fit everything we want for the baby and it gives us a bed for guests as well. Our plan is to have the baby in our room at night in the bassinet for a while anyway and we'll have family coming and going for a while, so this just makes sense. 

Cute little owl paintings. No curtains yet, but if I get some I think I'll just do some simple white ones since there's a lot of color everywhere else. And I plan to paint the baby's name in the middle of these soon as we know what that name is! :)

We got the dresser two years ago from Donna and Ryan who didn't have a place for it and were ready to give it a new home.

Gift from MeMe. :)

This came in the mail one day with a note "To the little nugget. We wanted to give you your first John Deere. Love you, Great PaPa and MaMa." My heart melted. And the owl on the left is a bank from Auntie Melis and Rach so baby can save his/her pennies for college. :)

Picture from our wedding reception. We bought the (pregnant woman) figurine behind the picture from a vendor in the Dominican.

Cork board with some pictures and a few notes that have been left for Baby J. If you notice the middle picture....we feel every kid needs/wants a picture of their parents' butt cracks. It's completely natural.

Changing table we got from BuyBuy Baby.

I labeled each drawer of the changing table for the appropriate things inside. Obviously we keep diapers, wipes, and all the things you would need to change the baby in this one...

Blankets and swaddlers in this one...

I cannot wait to snuggle with our sweet little baby in this chair!! Nursing foot stool from Auntie Tracy (BuyBuy Baby) and works perfect since we didn't have enough room for the ottoman with the chair.

My sister Amy (also our maternity/baby photographer) made this from pictures she took in the Dominican. :)

Oh how I LOVE the blanket my friends Melis and Rachel got for us (Etsy). They didn't know at the time how perfect it matched the baby's room and especially the rocking chair. And obviously we all love owls. :) We ordered the chair from BuyBuy Baby, where you can pick out the material, color, and piping. It did take forever for it to come in though, so if you're thinking of ordering one do it early!!

Donna text me a picture of this clock she came across one day while at a Salvation Army and asked if I was interested. Umm...yes please! We painted the branch/leaves to match the wall. And gave Momma Owl's eyes a little makeover to tie in some color. :)

About four years ago we carved this exact thing on a tree on one of our favorite hikes in Colorado (Maroon Bells in Aspen-Snowmass in case you're wondering). So it's only appropriate we put it in the room too. :)

Dr. Seuss canvas made by Auntie Amy using our room colors. :)

The crib was passed to us from Donna and Ryan and it's been in the Vinal/Johansen family for years. My cousin Lacey and her hubby Ryan sent us the bedding from our Target registry. I thought I'd be looking forever for something that I loved but literally this was the first bedding I ever even looked at! I love all the colors and how happy it looks!!

Our favorite picture of the little nug in my belly. :)

See Baby?? The only thing missing in your room now is poopie diapers, spit up all over clean things, dirty onesies, an unorganized mess, sleep deprived parents, and YOU!!! Come on out and play! 
Or you know, whenever you're pressure. :)

Your Mommy and Daddy


Brittany said...

I literally have tears streaming down my cheeks. It's so lovely! Everything about it is so personal and I LOVE that. Baby will love it too. Come out Baby J!! :)

mproebsting said...

Well that's just the best baby room I've ever seen.

Brooke said...

Aww...thank you both so much! Could you go ahead and pass the message on to the baby so he/she will come and check it out??