Here are a few sneak peek pictures of Isaac's nursery. I'm still learning my new camera, so don't hate on the photos. Also, I still need a rug and possibly a chair, but here's the basic bones of it. Oh, and I bought a new crib yesterday that I LOVE! It retails at IKEA for $99 (still cheap), but I got it for $40 on Craig's List. My old crib was great (given to me by my thoughtful sister), but I just learned that they recently changed the standards and are now going to ban drop-side cribs from being sold. So I thought $40 was worth my peace of mind since this will likely be my first baby to sleep in a crib.
So here is the wide shot of the room (yes, the room is just that small). There are a few more feet to the right, but that's about it. There was a bunch of crap piled up there, so I managed to get that out of the shot (barely). ;) The walls are Sherwin Williams' Universal Khaki. There's my cute crib. The curtains are basic white curtains from Target. I really like them, and they were only like $7 each. The paintings I originally did for my bedroom, but they looked so much better in here, so I left them. They then became my inspiration for the whole room - kind of a retro meets woodsy theme.
The suitcase to the left of the dresser was my Gramma's, and I love having it in there because it makes me think of her. It also really goes with the theme. I use it as extra storage to keep blankets in there. The dresser was another Craig's List find. It's a bamboo-trimmed, formica-topped, retro piece that I repainted and relined. I love it.
Gosh, this shot makes the room look really barren, but oh well. There's my cute crib again (no, the pillows won't be in there while the baby is sleeping). There's the mobile I told you about here. I still love it. My sister-in-law gave that sign above the crib to me when Samuel was born. I loved it then, and I still love it now. ("Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of.")
Then this is on the other wall to the left of the crib, and that's IT. I know it needs more, but I'm holding out until I find the perfect rug and not filling the room up just for the sake of filling it up. I might even just wait to put a bookcase or toy shelf in there for when he's actually old enough to use it so that I can think about what I want more. With this room I'm waiting to see what I know is necessary, whereas when it was Samuel's room, I just filled it up until it looked good, not using half of the stuff I put in there. He never even slept in it! I basically just changed his diapers in there. :-P
I'm open to more decor suggestions! I don't claim to have the Ohdeedoh touch, so I'd love advice if you have any! 12 more days!!!