Hello, readers and good morning to you!
So while I have given a run-down on all things CJ’s bedroom these days, I am finally ready to share some of the results on our work in the 3rd bedroom (a.k.a. The Baby’s Room). We’ve been working away at all of the tiny projects that seemed to come after JD painted everything here, and have just been tweaking things to our liking over the course of free time we’ve had after the holidays.
If I may take a quick personal detour here, I want to say how quickly I have learned that pregnancy and baby #2 can get a little lost in the shuffle, when trying to keep up with baby #1. I don’t seem to have the time to relax/nap/luxuriate for this pregnancy, compared to being pregnant with CJ. ;) With that said, we felt very strongly that we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to mark this newest arrival with as much enthusiasm, love and excitement that we did for CJ. Now, while there are many things we are personally doing to show those feelings for and towards this baby, we knew that creating a loving, cozy and serene space for our little one would be a way to do that too. For CJ’s arrival, we spent a great deal of time pulling all of the details of his room together – and loved to do it. And we see, 18 months later, that he has embraced his room and feels at home in it.
So when JD and I started talking about what we wanted to do for Baby D’s room, we knew we wanted to make it very different from CJ’s room. Whether this new baby was male or female, he/she was not going to have the same personality or quirks as our curious toddler, and we wanted him/her to have a soothing and happy space in which to sleep, play, and grow. We’ve been working hard to fill it with meaningful objects, art, and loving items which will make the space cozy for our newest family member. Some of the accent colors we used kind of just happened upon us – there are some aquas and teals, some yellows and green, but nothing, in my mind anyway, that sticks out as boy or girl. I feel like there is one or two pieces that could possibly go one way or the other, but am kind of in the mindset of “so what?”
Without further ado….
The rocking chair was my great-grandmother’s and the bear is CJ’s.
This armoire, behind the crib, was not originally for this room, but I like its dark color and its functionality.
The wall shelf is an Ikea purchase and is housing some fun trinkets that are either new or hand-me-downs. The Peter Rabbit was mine growing up, a gift from my aunt and the Big Ben reminds JD and I of our last trip to London, a great vacation. I’ve left several frames empty, just so we have a place to put new pictures after the baby is born, probably in black and white.
Between etsy.com, Land of Nod, and some other fun personal additions, we’ve had great opportunity to inject words of wisdom, skylines and family in terms of art.
Overall, we are pleased with how it has turned out and think we are ready for baby to make his/her appearance.
I’m curious to know, as I go through all of this, does anyone have anything that was theirs from their childhood that was on a wall or a shelf in their bedrooms? Have you carried anything from childhood through adulthood? I’d love to hear about it, as I’m curious to know if my kids will even bother with these details as they grow. Haha.