Garrett’s Nursery

What a Weekend!!
So the weekend has come and gone,Garrett’s nursery is finally finished and I couldn’t be happier with it!!!
I have never really been one who has an eye for decorating, but I do know what I like, and I’m usually pretty good at explaining my ideas to someone and having them run with it. Lucky for me, my Mother in law is AWESOME at this sort of thing, and she really enjoys doing it! 

We’ve had our furniture and bedding for a few weeks now, we had a color scheme in mind, and I’ve been picking up decorative things here and there, but the room needed to be painted and it was killing me to not be able to put everything together.  Dan’s Mom agreed to paint for us, and help put everything together and I was so excited to have her here and get the nursery finished!!  She flew in from Florida on Thursday afternoon and we looked at the paint samples that I had picked out.   Since our furniture is white, I knew I wanted to paint the walls a color that would really make it POP.  Originally I thought about a navy blue, and use my furniture and other decorations to accent it, but the room is small, and we didn’t want to make it look even smaller so we resorted to a blue that is not navy or royal by any means, but not light blue or baby blue either.  It is called steel blue, and it is beautiful!!  We cleared out the room and Lynn immediately got to preparing to paint.  Here are some before pictures….

 The room looks pink because it was a little girls room before we lived here and the fan had pink shades over each light bulb.
I had to work on Friday and knew that Lynn was going to start painting early that morning but I thought she may be on the second coat by the time I got home.  Boy was I wrong!  She had both coats on and dry, and she and Dan were bringing the furniture into the room and beginning to assemble the crib when I walked in the door!  I was amazed at how different it looked and fell in love with the color right away!  We assembled the crib and began placing things in the room but I knew we still needed a few key pieces to make it complete.  Since it was 85 degrees on Friday we went up to the boat and relaxed for a bit, and decided to get up early on Saturday to shop around for a chair, lamp, table, and changing table.  
We stuck to our plan and were on the road by 9:00 Saturday morning headed off to do some serious shopping.  We picked up the floor lamp and a really cute table, and hit up a few craft stores to get some decorative things, and looked and looked and looked some more for a chair but couldn’t find anything that we had to have.  Originally I thought I wanted a glider rocker, but after seeing the room, I thought an upholstered chair would be easier to work with.  We went home to eat some lunch and check on Dan (he had mulch delivered to the house and had trimmed all the bushes in the front of the house and spread all the mulch in the beds by the time we got home, and it also looks great!  Lynn and I played with the room some more and decided that an upholstered chair with a “searsucker” type pattern would be perfect for the room, and lucky for me, when my Mom was in town the last time we saw a chair that was exactly what we wanted.  Even though it isn’t a rocker, we decided that Dan and Rich (his Dad) could rig something from another rocker to make it do what we wanted.  We put the letters abover the crib, added the table, chair and ottoman, and found a changing table today that we assembled and put in the room to make it complete!  I’m pretty sure it has become my new favorite room in the house, and it will be perfect for our little guy!  Check it out : )
Changing table

Dresser and Mirror

Right corner of the room with chair and crib
Here are a few of my favorite little details


See the different sports balls on the mirror : )

Cute chair, ottoman and table

His Name : )

Best I could do of getting the most in the picture

So…there you have it!  Garrett’s nursery is finished for now, but I’m sure after my shower, I’ll have lots more to add to it.  I am in LOVE with it, and couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out!
Thanks for all the help Lynn, I couldn’t have done it without you : )
I’ll post an update on my next blog post……just know that I am still feeling great and getting even more excited!
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  1. The nursery looks AWESOME!! Love it 🙂

  2. It looks fantastic!! Great job ladies … and Dan 🙂

  3. Do not worry about the Robie head. I was able to deliver all three babies with large heads (the dr.s and nurses always kept measuring their heads over and over) with no pain meds. Three to four pushes and we were blessed with Lauren, Michael and Jennifer….. I can not wait to see you and Dan. All my love……Aunt Dee …Give Garrett a big hug from his Great Auntie Dee


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