Monday, September 19, 2011

Nursery Craftiness & Other Weekend Busy-ness

I went into this weekend with a ca-razy long list of to-do's (you KNOW I have to have a to-do list, right?):
  • mow front and back lawn
  • deadhead roses and flowers in front and back
  • rake leaves
  • sweep bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway
  • mop bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway (it's definitely time!)
  • wash and fold laundry
  • Organize: laundry area, tupperware, gadget shelf, house freezer, garage freezer
  • Identify stuff in garage for sale
  • spray paint birds, birdcage and mirror
  • assemble birdcage and lamp

Then after a trip to Joane's/Michael's a few more things got added to our list:
  • Mod Podge wooden letter L 
  • play around with text to put in new tiny frames from Michael's
  • design and stitch cross-stitch sampler
  • start work on Amelia Earheart inspired knitted pilot skullcap (with goggles, of course

Then after some discussion about the garage sale with Brian:
  • move bookshelves and rolly chair out of nursery
  • move high chair and changing table into nursery, to make room for garage sale stuf

Oh yeah, and on top of all this stuff, we had a village prenatal appointment with our midwife on Saturday and I went to a new moms meetup for lunch on Sunday... 

And here's what the list looked like at the end of Sunday:

  • mow front and back lawn
  • deadhead roses and flowers in front and back
  • rake leaves
  • sweep bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway
  • mop bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway (it's definitely time!)
  • wash and fold laundry
  • Organize: laundry area, tupperware, gadget shelf, house freezer, garage freezer
  • Identify stuff in garage for sale
  • spray paint birds, birdcage and mirror
  • assemble birdcage and lamp
  • Mod Podge wooden letter L 
  • play around with text to put in new tiny frames from Michael's
  • design and stitch cross-stitch sampler
  • start work on Amelia Earheart inspired knitted pilot skullcap (with goggles, of course
  • move bookshelves and rolly chair out of nursery
  • move high chair and changing table into nursery, to make room for garage sale stuff
I didn't mow the lawn since--whoops!--we needed more gas for the mower and I just ran out of time for the garage freezer. Oh, and room in the garbage can!

But, I did get my crafty nursery goodness taken care of!

This is what we started out with:


The black mirror frame (conveniently, the mirror popped right out of there!), birdcage, chain for the bird cage, lighting fixture for the birdcage, and two brass owl statues. Plus some paint!
 Close up on the owl statues. Super cute!
 This is what we finished with:


 This will be getting a new lightbulb today.

 Mod Podged L for Lorelei

 The tiny frame with song lyrics from "When Mermaids Cry" that inspired Lorelei's name. I have another that needs to be repainted with the lyrics from "Fly Me to the Moon" which is played on the music box going in the nursery.
My sampler that needs to be framed. I was pretty impressed with myself, since I haven't really done any cross stitching since middle school!

Oh, and thanks to a little unexpected windfall, I was able to order these two prints for the nursery this weekend, too:

Yep, we got the I am a Maverick and the Alphabet print. Those were the two prints I actually wanted to buy. Now the rest of the nursery decor (except for the bedding and the storage boxes) I am planning on thrifting and DIY!

So what's left for the nursery? Well:
  • Assemble the closet organizing stuff with my Dad (which he pulled out of a client's house)
  • Pick up a bunch of frames to spray paint white and fill with pictures
  • Photoshop pictures of the dogs, Brian and I, an ultrasound picture, etc. Hopefully find a picture (online or in a magazine) of a hot air balloon), have my coworker finish the sketch of a biplane he is making for me.
  • Make the ribbon and lace mobile
  • Make the pouf footstool with Brian's mom
  • Make the curtains (already got the main part of the fabric) and figure out best way to hang them (either finding a pressure mounted rod or just mounting something ourselves.
  • Find a cushion for the rocking chair
  • Move in the crib and rocking chair
  • Pick up a bunch of storage boxes for the changing table
  • Hang the picture frames/letter L/mirror
So, there's quite a bit to be done, of course. But I feel like we made some major headway this weekend!




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