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Monday, July 18, 2011

baby brother's nursery {getting started}

I can officially say we have started working on Baby Brother's room. Yay!
Starting this new project meant saying goodbye to the last bit of extra space we have in our house.

The room we will be using for the nursery/guest room was formerly my craft room/guest room.
And just for the record it NEVER was this clean unless we happened to have guests staying with us.
The floor was usually covered with all my latest projects and anything I couldn't find a place for.
I cleaned it one last time before taking everything out of the room. :)

We had two twin beds in this room.
The bed frames were a clearance find from Crate and Barrel several years ago.
I love them but they are going to have to be stored away for now.
The duvet covers are from my days of working at Eddie Bauer Home.
So sad that store closed...they had the best bedding.
The blue polka dot sheets are from TJ Maxx (I think they were Tommy Hilfiger).

This room also kept all my crafting supplies.
Ribbon, scrap booking, photo albums, fabric, paint, felt, sewing machine, all my Cora's stuff...
it was all in this room.

This armoire is full of crafting stuff too.
Right now the plan is to use the armoire as Baby Brother's closet.
It should work perfect.
Where is the crafting stuff going to go??
I have no idea.

There is one little closet in this bedroom too.
It would be the perfect place to store all my crafting supplies..

...but it is Joel's closet and I don't think I can really kick him out of his own closet.
The one in our room is the same size and I have sort of taken it over. Imagine that.
Crafting supplies are important and all...but I think the hubby should probably come first!
So, for now the crafting supplies have no home.
They may have to be stored in totes in our unfinished basement...we'll see.

I cleaned out most of the room while Levi was sleeping.
Joel took the beds apart for me this weekend and Levi thought the whole process was pretty great.

Mattresses on the floor = lots and lots of fun.

A great place for a little boy to get rid of some energy when it is too hot to play outside.

So, the room is cleaned out.
The carpet is being replaced today and the plan is to paint the walls sometime this week.
I can't wait to get started.
And I am even more excited to meet Baby Brother who will be here so soon!

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This book is definitely a MUST read!
Leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway.


Blogger MFuglseth said...

Thanks for the peak into the new baby's room. How exciting to get things rolling. Levi is as cute as ever!
I would love to win the book.
Love reading your blog too!
Take Care,
Molly :)

July 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Can't wait to see how you decorate it! I love decorating a new room!

July 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Way to go, Jess! You got a lot done this weekend. :) Can't wait to see the room's transformation.

July 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

sometimes change is SO hard.

Looking forward to seeing the end result :)

July 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Clutter-Free Classroom said...

Your home oozes warmth and charm. I can't wait to see Baby Brother's finished room.

❤Jodi from...
★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
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July 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger The Farmers Nest said...

My craft room is in our unfinished basement and I love it! I can get a mess out and don't have to worry about anybody seeing it,that is until they find out we have a basement in Texas.

July 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Beautiful room! I bet guests LOVE staying at your house! Can't wait to see the makeover!

July 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Jen B! said...

I cannot WAIT to see the outcome of this room! I LOVE Levi's room, I can only imagine how awesome this room is going to be.

July 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you get the armoire?
Mrs. B.

July 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Bravo on all the hard work ... I can't wait to see the end result! :)

July 18, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

A beautiful room it was and a beautiful room it will be.

My crafting and quilting stuff used to reside in closets after the kids took over. A couple of weeks ago I finally claimed the dining room as my room. I put up a design wall and replaced my china with my pretty fabrics in my china cabinet. You could do the same?

Or it may be time to refinish the basement! We don't have one. Sob!

July 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Looks like some exciting things happening at your house! Enjoy!

July 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

ok, well you're definitely ahead of me. I was doing so good with ideas and getting it all ready in my head and then came to a big hault the last few weeks. So this got me going again! I want to get the walls painted!

I can't wait to see what this room looks like when it's all done - I know it's going to be perfect!

July 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger The Kellys said...

The doll with the "C" on it...I bought almost the exact same one for my daughter after I saw it on your blog before. It is now her "baby" that she cannot go anywhere without. I think of your lovely Cora every time I go to get her out of her crib and give her extra hugs.

Just had to share and say thank you for sharing so much with all of us.

July 18, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am a faithful reader of your blog and just love your little family. Seems wierd to say that because I have never met you but know if I did we would be fast friends:) I just cannot wait to see what you do with the little guys new room. I love the way you put together your home - it is so inviting so I just cannot wait to see what you decide to do for him.

Also, a while back you posted Levi taking his first tractor ride with Joel - that was so cool. The picture of the enormous tractor in the front yard and him looking at it longingly is just sooo priceless. I thought it was such a great picture I showed it to my husband and he thought it was awesome too. I love that you are such a down to earth family - making fun out of the ordinary of life.

Love, patti from indiana

July 18, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

Sad to see the old guest/craft room go but sooooo excited to see the new room and the baby boy who will be in it soon!!! eek!! thanks for keeping the guest bed in the nursery. phew. love the pic of you as a little toddler on the stairs :)

July 19, 2011 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

You have a talent - that's for sure! I can't wait to see the finished product! Then the boy that will sleep there!!
:) Congrats again & looking forward to the posts to come!

July 19, 2011 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger jen christians said...

You have an amazing eye for design! WOW... I think I should hire you to help me out! I love all of you house pictures, they look like they belong in a magazine!

July 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Amy C said...

I must know the color on your walls currently. That would be a fantastic color for my children's playroom. Can't wait to see what you create!

July 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Kalyn said...

Love the yellow walls! I know you said something about "red", can you still keep the yellow walls and highlight with the color red?

July 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Dena said...

Can't wait to see how you decorate the nursery!
Good luck finding a home for your crafting supplies.

July 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Cant wait to see what you do with it! Love the before pics...pretty room :)

July 19, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Beautiful "before" pictures! Can't wait to see the new room, finished. And of course the pictures of the new baby! :) Stinks that the craft stuff is homeless.. Maybe there is a place in your home where you could put another armoire to house it all? This way you have a place to put it, but no one would have to know what's in it. :) Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well as well as labor and delivery!

July 20, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Robert J. Nash said...

Keep having fun getting ready! I love room makeovers! We weren't going to repaint the baby room for our 3rd baby after we moved in to our house. We were just going to wing it. But when I was 38 weeks I changed my mind. My husband was very kind and helped me paint the room in a weekend. It was pretty crazy. Good thing I am always overdue:)

July 21, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Miss G said...

Jess, my crafting stuff got the boot when we did a nursery too. :) You'll find a place for it. Glad you're prioritizing the hubby. :) Kelly

July 21, 2011 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm excited to see how it turns out. I also had to give up my craft/guest room to make way for the new little one we are expecting in September. I took over the large entryway closet and kicked the coats out--not the same as kicking hubby out. :) All worth it to hold a sweet new baby. Good luck!

July 22, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Anonymous eileen said...

OK I am way off topic~we had horrible storms here last night (Chicago) and as I couldn't sleep - I though of you and your family...and was thinking of baby names again.
Here are my picks!
James and Daniel - and if I were to have a boy...Cameron....I love the nic Cam for a boy.
Thinking of you - praying for you. :)

July 28, 2011 at 9:15 AM  

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