The Crib!

We were very fortunate that one of our family friends decided to gift us our crib. I had told my mom that I just wanted any white, non sleigh, type of crib. I had heard good reviews about the Graco cribs that were carried at WalMart and other various super stores.

Just as we (really meaning J) finishing the paint touches on the room, we got a surprise in the mail! A crib and mattress! J thought I had ordered but I swore I didn’t and upon further inspection of the package we found the mystery sender! She sent us the Graco Lauren crib in white along with the mattress.

One night last week we had an early dinner and got the nursery cleaned up and started putting together the crib. It was actually lots of fun, even though I wasn’t too much of a help because getting up and down from the floor is getting harder and harder!

First we took all the pieces out of the box:

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(He was moving too fast to stop and smile for the camera)

Then we actually read some of the directions. It was very important that we got this right!
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It really didn’t take long before it started to take shape and really look like a crib!

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Finally we were all set with the crib! We are still not sure on placement in the room. Currently in this location, any light from the hallway shines right into the crib which isn’t ideal, but any other location puts part of the crib under a window.

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We have since also gotten the green breathable bumper which matches perfectly to the crib sheet with the bedding set! Obviously the pillows won’t stay there, just for now until we get a good rocker!

It is really starting to come together! I am so excited!

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I am so excited!!!

We have finally made a lot of progress on the nursery. It started with the last post where I had picked out some curtains from a bedding set I liked (Bananafish Joshua). Once we saw the curtains in person and decided to keep them as the foundation of the room we were set!

First was Easter weekend when my parents and sister came to visit. In preparation, J pulled up the baseboards and gave the walls a 2 good coats of paint. We selected Valsapar Firmament (5003-8C) in an eggshell. I wish we had done a flat paint because the texture of the walls makes it seem a bit shiny, but hopefully this will hold up well. At first it seemed very dark and very turquoise. The Saturday that my parents were here, they all helped to paint the baseboards, crown molding, and the closet doors. By Saturday night we had made huge progress and got it all hung.

This week J has been busy doing the touch up work on the paint. Finally last night when I got home he had hung the curtains again finally! They looked great against the teal walls!

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BananaFish Joshua Curtains are up!

Last week we ordered the BananaFish Joshua curtains to see what they would look like in our nursery. We wanted to see the actual fabric and the colors before picking a paint color. Online, I wasn’t too sure if these would be too "boyish" but the top green is a very cute polka dot pattern that I think makes it a bit feminine. I can’t wait to start actually adding items to the nursery now that we have a starting point!

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I am still thinking we are going to go with the teal/turquoise walls. I think it will make the curtains show up a little bit better. We also are hoping to paint the trim white and add new baseboards and crown molding. For bedding, we are going to try to find a white crib and use either green or white bedding to make it simple. I am hoping to be able to copy the animal shapes in the curtains and maybe make some wall decor too!