Saturday, September 24, 2011

{Things are starting to move along...}

So, things are starting to move along around here. I haven't actually done anything in the nursery per-say, but I am about to dive in head first.....

As I mentioned, Ali has given me her hand-me-down white Jenny Lind crib that I plan on painting gray. I am super excited about it but am slightly nervous about painting all of those tiny spindles and am hoping that I will not end up with something drippy and poorly done. We will see. I am going to buy the paint and tackle that project next week.

For the bedding, I am about to press "BUY" on my Etsy order. Black & white chevron skirt, yellow sheet, gray and white ikat bumper with black piping and ties. YES!! I cannot wait!

Also, I have been searching for a vintage dresser to be used in the nursery as a changing table/dresser. Unfortunately, I have been having the hardest time finding something that I like that is in good shape. All of the ones I have liked seemed to be misrepresented on Craig's List....

Most recent scenario....
*Email from guy - "Oh yeah, it's in PERFECT condition"......"Everything works perfectly"...."It was hardly used at all"..."Looks brand new"

*I show up after driving 25 miles and walk in to see the following -
1) The middle drawer on the left side won't push in all of the way (broken glide, not sure).
2) There are HUGE scratches on the dresser top and legs
3) The owner had sprinkled baby powder all along the inside of the bottom of the dresser (under the bottom drawers). Why, you ask? "To be used as an air freshener and to get rid of all of the ants"
!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!? Seriously. And that was only one of the dresser-finding journey's I went on. I actually went on 3 before I actually learned my lesson. Then, finally, when I was about to take a break from looking for a little while, I found a nice honest woman that was selling an entire bedroom set (dresser, (2) nightstands, and headboard) for $150.00. AND it was located only 10 minutes from home, thank goodness. I really like the look and it is in AMAZING shape (although it's much different looking than what I was originally thinking - Ali says it looks a bit Asian (?), but when I paint it, I'm hoping it won't). It has dovetailed drawers, and solid 1960's construction.

(I picked up the set yesterday & I plan on selling the other items on Craig's List for an extra added bonus)

My plan is to paint the dresser a bright yellow (the base too) and to paint the hardware white. I think it will look super cool when I am done with it (fingers crossed). I will keep you posted on the progress.

And in other news, I had still been struggling on the rocking chair front, even after sitting in the Eames one and liking it a lot. The look is amazing, of course, but at the end of the day, I just didn't feel like it would be a good middle-of-the night cozy rocking chair for me and the babe, so, I dragged my hubby to Babies R'Us ONE MORE TIME to sit in the Klaussner Lacey Glider that I mentioned in my previous post (the one that I REALLY loved, but that my husband thought was not comfortable at all). After sitting in it and really feeling it out, he decided he liked it and that we could get it :) YAY!! It is $399.00, but I have a 20% off coupon that will apply if I buy it after October 14th, so that will save $80.00 right there. Awesome!!!! And, there is a 90 day return policy, so once we get it home, if we aren't happy with it, we can return it and start over (hopefully this will not happen - I really don't think it will). Here it is once more for your viewing pleasure.....

The Klaussner Lacey Glider in Slate
I love it SO SO much!! I think it is super duper comfortable. After sitting in it again, I've decided that I am actually going to pass on the $200.00 ottoman. You may think I am crazy, but it is kind of tall for me, so it makes my under-knees sore - like they are being hyper-extended. I think I would rather have a stationary stool, or something a little lower . . . . . ooh - like a Moroccan pouf......


And on one final note, the baby loot is growing....


(**Yeah right, who are we kidding!!? Baby clothes are tooooo much fun!!)

Happy weekend :)


  1. HURRY UP FEBRUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love u! xo

  2. yay! didn't i say just the other day, there will be more? and look at that dresser! it is AWESOME! love the base and can't wait to see it all bright yellow! yay!!
    and the glider will be awesome, too- hope you guys find it comfy! and sweet deal with 20% off! so exciting, lisa!

  3. I think you should totally press buy on Etsy. Sounds really cute. That dresser is awesome and yellow, it will be perfect.

  4. I love your ideas, I can't wait to see it all when it's done! And I agree, baby clothes are way too cute and way too tempting :)

    the dresser looks awesome, and I love the color scheme too - good luck.
    Ever thought of spray paint for the crib to help avoid drips? just a thought.

  5. Just found your blog after looking for info on the Klaussner Glider... we just bought it as well for our baby's nursery! I love it SOOO much! I think it's super comfy and I can tell that it feels like it's not going to be a sinkhole anytime soon like many of the other upholstered ones :) Good luck in your nursery planning!! XOXO