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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

baby brother's nursery {the plan}

I told you yesterday that we were making some progress on Baby Brother's nursery. Actually, there are only three things completely done...the room is painted, cleaned out, and new carpet is installed. Other than that the room is just a vision in my head. Hopefully that vision will become a reality in the next few weeks. I work much better under pressure and with a huge belly anyway (not really!). We are reusing and repurposing a lot more for this nursery than we did for Cora and Levi's nurseries. Here are a few of the things we plan on using in the room...they still need a little TLC.

The crib and headboard are sanded and ready to paint, the lockers are getting sandblasted today and then we are going to attempt to paint them too, and the chair is hopefully going to get a slipcover made by me...we will see how that goes. I have never made anything close to a slipcover, so I am hoping my mom will come to the rescue and help me out on that one. It will definitely be an experiment.

I have been bookmarking my inspiration pictures and finally decided I needed to join Pinterest instead. I love looking there for ideas...I just have to make sure I don't waste too much time pinning now! Here are some of the pictures that are inspiring Baby Brother's nursery:

All links can be found on my Pinterest board along with more ideas for the nursery.

Check back tomorrow for a great giveaway. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one!!


Blogger MCC said...

Great inspiration pics, Jess! I repinned that book spool because, well, it's amazing!!!

Can't wait to see the finished product!

August 24, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Pilgrim Days said...

i love the book carousel! very cool!
lockers would be very fun!

August 24, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Cottage Mommy said...

Love it all...I wish i had every piece you are using in MY garage just waiting for a makeover! Love the inspiration pictures as well! Isn't Pintrest marvelous? Can't wait to see the results!

August 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

Love the inspiration photos. Especially loving all the red & white. I know you'll get everything done. But if not, they don't really need a room for the first month or so, right?

(PS - I'd love to follow you on Pinterest - I've seen Levi's chalkboard picture floating around several times!)

August 24, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

love those lockers! they will be SO cute!

August 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Cassie, Alex, Dresden and Auden said...

It's so funny you decided to join Pinterest, because I was browsing pins the other day of different people, and there you were! Someone had pinned your pregnancy months picture collage; I go, "Gosh that girl looks familiar, oh wait, it's Jess from The McClenahans!" Small world, huh? So, you just might see yourself floating around on some boards already, lol! Love the nursery inspiration, can't wait to see it all done!

August 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

I love how easy Pinterest makes it to organize ideas. I first started using Pinterest when I was collecting ideas for our nursery too. :) All of your inspiration photos are super cute! I can't wait to see how your nursery comes together.

August 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Rachel Berry said...

Wow I love it all!!!! Those Lockers ROCK!

I'm with Jody, I would love to follow you on Pinterest.

August 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger katherine said...

Love the plan. Can't wait to see the finished room. I hope you don't make us wait until the baby is 16 months. old. :) I've got your pregnancy photos from Levi pinned (and lots of people have repinned!) and am doing the same monthly photos this time around.

August 24, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

I can't wait to see the finished nursery! Based on your inspiration pics it's going to be adorable!!

August 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All so darling! Great taste Jess!! ~ Carrie

August 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Teri Williams said...

Will you please send me a invite to Pintrest?

I love the red white & blue.

August 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Can't read what's written below that last picture!?!

Also CAN'T wait to see how it turns out!! :)

August 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger vonFRINKenhagen said...

Where, oh, where did you find the lockers?? I have been looking for these for a while!

August 24, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger The Dimon Family said...

I have been following your blog since before Cora passed away. Thank you for daily inspiration on this life.

Anyway, I read this post earlier today. I was just checking into my Pinterest account, and lo and behold is a tutorial for making a slipcover. Maybe this will help:

Good luck! @Rachael Kotar Dimon

August 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

LOVE the lockers!!!! SO "boy" :) i resisted the pinterest temptation for a loooong time too but eventually caved. Isn't it a wonderful source for ideas??? We are going to be surprised about the sex of our 2nd baby (due in dec) so we aren't decorating the nursery until after but I love gathering ideas and inspiration!

August 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger The Buchanan Family said...

love all of it, would love to follow you on pinterest.

August 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh, I love EVERYTHING! I've actually had those nautical pillows from LofN, and they are PRECIOUS! I also have a set of 6 blue lockers by our front door. I spelled out our names on each one using scrabble tiles, and everybody knows where to put their backpacks, shoes, etc., when they come in. So fun. :)

Anyway, whatever you do, I know it's going to be SO cute. Can't wait to see it, and most importantly, to meet the precious baby boy who will get to enjoy it! :)

August 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Brown Apples said...

looks like it's going to be adorable!!! I have a section in a store now- it's in Wichita, you would love it! Come visit me sometimes!! Would love to see you!

August 24, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Megan H. said...

I actually found you on pinterest - someone had posted your belly pictures and it linked back to your blog. Your family's story is so moving, I'm so sorry about the loss of your little girl and rejoice for you as you welcome a new baby soon. Best of luck and happy blogging/pinning.

August 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous AshleyAnn said...

I have two of those spools sitting in my I know what I want to make. You found some amazing inspiration!

August 24, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I can't wait to see it!

August 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous This Farm Family's Life said...

Can't wait to see it. Can I hire you to decorate my entire house?;0)

August 25, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger The Hatz Family said...

You always have the cutest ideas! I love the lockers and can't wait to see what you do with them.

If you wouldn't mind, could you send me an invite to Pinterest? I have requested one from them but it is taking forever :)

Can't wait to see the finished product!

August 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger The Hatz Family said...

I guess it would help if I gave you my email for the request above :)


August 25, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger The Gauthier Family said...

I love reading your posts! You touch my heart daily! I love you even more now...are yall also a Coast Guard family? We are stationed in Florida!!!

August 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger A said...

SO cute! I actually worked with someone at work today who was telling me about how they used lockers in their son's room for clothes and such instead of dressers! I was so inspired! So excited to see how you use them!

August 25, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love that you're repurposing items, and the lockers...that's so unique. Can't wait to see the final product!

August 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Hi! You have such great ideas! I wanted to tell you that I just redid my 7 yr old's room and we painted old lockers too although yours are better! Ours is just a single column of lockers (6 smaller ones). I used Rustoleum spray paint after my husband pressure washed them. It worked great and they look like new. I painted the insides as well. Can't wait to see your big room reveal! Thanks again for your great blog and congrats.

August 26, 2011 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Adorable inspiration. Its going to turn out amazing (based on everything else you have shared with us). Just have to ask, where did you find the lockers! What a find!!! Those and wood school chairs are on my 'love to have' list.

August 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Kelly V said...

love the inspiration for his room! i bought a similar set of lockers and am wondering how to refinish them. any chance of getting a step by step through the process? thanks!

August 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

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