I still have a few very minor things that need to be done, but I feel so good knowing that if he comes soon, everything is ready for his arrival.
Here's how things are looking these days . . .
The curtains are MATILDA from Ikea, with a few alterations. I had to hem the tabs at the top. Originally they were 4" tabs, but I needed them to be 2" in order to cover up that wooden crown molding from our outside mount blinds. I also used the no-sew hem tap included in their curtains to hem the bottom (I bought the 95" ones, but they needed about 6 1/2" taken off).
You'll also notice a little side table that we added. That was a sweet gift from Nathan for Mother's Day. It's the LACK table in white from Ikea, and I had my eye on it when we were in Toronto. Sadly, they only the black in stock, so Nathan secretly ordered it when we got back to the U.S. He paid more in shipping for it than the table cost, which I thought was so sweet coming from my frugal man. I also added a wicker basket underneath the table (I found it at Walmart for $6), to catch things like blankets, or items for feeding.
Now onto one of my favorite parts of the room . . . the reading corner!
You've seen the rocker before (it was a Craigslist find), but you'll also notice the rocker cushions are in their place now. My mom and I reupholstered those, and I love how soft and cushy they are! I also added in a footstool...it was in our master bedroom, but I know it will get more use in here.
We also hung the floating bookshelves. They're from Ikea too, but I couldn't find the name of them on the website. We randomly found them on our trip to Toronto, and thought they'd make a great place to store books (they have about a 3-4" ledge on them, so books can easily be propped up).
And we also hung that fun animal quilted artwork too. That was a sweet gift from our pre-marriage counselors, and the colors match the room perfectly!
The only section of the room still left undone is the changing area...
You'll notice we did add a shelf (found it and the gray brackets at a yard sale!), but I still need to accessorize it and add a changing pad cover (my mom and I are working on sewing it, so I'll be back soon with those details!).
Other than those small last-minute details, our To-Do list is looking awfully marked up lately:
Ahhhhh . . . there's nothing more gratifying than strike-throughs. ;)