Thursday, June 25, 2009


The nesting bug has hit!

Our baby room is pretty small, and is a converted kitchen. We've been using it as a storage area for the past few years, it has 3 bookshelves and a clothes rack. We started working on it a week ago, but haven't done anything since then. But, I want to!

I want to clear it out and paint it, especially the cabinets, they are a boring glossy wood color. One cool thing about the room having been converted from a kitchen(when our house was 2 apartments, in the 80's) is that there is a sink in the room. That is one reason we chose it as the nursery! Also, there is a counter, so we don't need a changing table, just a pad.

I think the nesting instinct kicked in when a friend said, "We have a crib for you, do you need one?" and I realized that yes, we do need one, but have nowhere to put it!

We are lucky to be in a very communal community, so people are offering us many hand-me-downs, and we plan to take advantage! But, that means we need to take things when people are ready to give them, not at a normal shower-time.

It may help that I am now feeling little nudges every day, the very real presence of our baby.

I got a few design books at the library the other night, it is fun to look at the colors people choose, the themes. There are some crazy fancy nurseries out there! I am thinking of doing a mural of some sort, as I love to paint. Probably some tree or vine thing. I do like star stuff too, though. Having a child, being pregnant, it feels so magical. I want to create a magical room.


  1. Wonderful! I can't wait to hear all about your ideas!

  2. I love that you think it's magical. It IS magical! I hope you'll share pictures of the room. :)

  3. How great it would be to have a sink in the nursery!!! That's aweseome.

    I, too, would love to see pics!!

    Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate your understanding.

  4. Very exciting... I know you will paint the most beautiful magical mural!

  5. thanks everyone- it will be awhile before pics, july is quite busy with work and going away for a wedding.

  6. I love the idea that you want to pain a mural in the nursery! that is a great way to weave some of your magic into the decoration! :)