Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Baby Room Progress: Take One

Baby room as the current guestroom (somewhat taken apart)

Well, I have been working furiously on starting the process of cleaning out the guest/catch all room (soon to be nursery) this week. The kids have been at VBS for the past three mornings, giving me 3 uninterrupted hours to run errands, clean out, drop at Goodwill, grocery shop, and sit in blissful silence while I stare at the wall.

When we moved in last summer, the guestroom is where we sent all the pictures until we could determine where we would hang them in the new house. We always have some pictures that end up sitting in a closet for 3 years until the next move. Some make the cut and some don't. We never get rid of them because the next house could have the perfect spot for one of the pictures. Many of the items in our picture pile are awards and such that will one day be dedicated to Chris's office when we build our forever home (only 9 years away)! Here is the pile that I pulled out of baby girl's closet.

Chris will be spending part of next weekend finding a new home for all of these items. I wasn't able to take a photo of the Goodwill pile, since I loaded it up yesterday before I broke out the camera. Just know there were about 8 garbage bags of toys, clothes, shoes, household items, suitcases, and things that I would put in the category "other".

With all of the junk out of the closet, I had room to hang these:

Pink, pink and more pink. I have had a great time buying clothes for Little Miss. About 2 years ago, just after Hayley turned 2, I caught the purge bug and got rid of EVERYTHING related to baby in the house. I mean everything except for one box of baby clothes (half boy/half girl clothes). So, basically we are starting from square one. The thrill of bargain hunting has been fun for me and I love visiting a great baby consignment shop that is close by the house. So far I have found an infant carseat stroller frame for $25 and lots of cute outfits for $3 to $4. Can't beat it!

After looking in Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod for some type of artwork, I knew I was going to have to get creative as far as wall decor goes unless I wanted to spend a small fortune on one cute print. I went to Michael's and bought canvas, paint, and ribbon and came up with this:

The middle print has Hannah Beth in little letters. Yes, we think this will be her name (actually Hannah Elizabeth), but have not really decided, therefore I have not attached the letters to the print just yet. The colors match the bedding that Mimi and Papa gave to us. I will show it in a later post when the crib is all set up.

So, we are making some progress. Only 98 more days until due date!


  1. Yay, progress!
    Your canvas prints are so awesome! You are the craftiest!

    And I love the closet with precious baby pretties!! I am excited for you.

    can't wait to see more progress!

  2. Love this post! Canvas looks fab!


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