Monday, October 17, 2011

{Fall fun and nursery stuff}

Happy Monday everyone! We had a great busy weekend. We watched Noah play soccer, started the painting-the-crib fun (lol), went to the Pumpkin Patch, and went to a baby shower and wedding shower on the same day! So much fun!

Here are a few pictures of the good ole Pumpkin Patch....
SO Fun!!!

In regards to the nursery, so far, the crib is the only project moving along at the moment. Ali helped me start panting it but we ran out of paint before we could finish (ok, SHE painted it, but I taped off the hardware and chatted her ear off while she painted)

We went with a Krylon spray paint in "smoke gray". At first, I really wasn't sure if I should go light gray, medium gray, or dark charcoal on the crib. The rocker is a "slate" gray (bordering on blue-ish purple-ish gray - not my favorite gray color to be honest), and the Ikat gray and white fabric is more of a true light/medium gray, so I am a bit worried about all of the gray colors clashing, but this was the best "basic" gray color, so we thought it was the best choice. My hope is that they will all compliment each other rather than clash, but we will have to wait and see. Also, I originally wanted a matte gray finish because it would be a bit more boy-ish, but the smoke gray spray paint only came in a gloss finish (not even semi-gloss), so we just decided to go with it. I think it will look "richer" as a gloss now that I see the finish. I think it is going to be awesome!! We plan to finish it up this afternoon and will share the finished project ASAP.

On another note, the glider came in (YAY!!) so I am headed off to BabiesRus to get it now :). The next decision will be what kind of ottoman/stool/pouf to get since I passed on the matching ottoman. I originally fell in love with those leather Moroccan pouf's that I mentioned in my previous post...
... but they are anywhere from $169.00 and up (closer to $250 at most places), so I am exploring other options. If only I could really sew, then I could just make one myself. UGH! These are some fabric ones that I love that I found on Etsy. The prices range from $60-$80, so they are much more do-able, and I can pick my own fabric/colors which you know I love to do. They are super cool and seem really well made.....

Decisions, decisions!!

Have a great day!!!



  1. great pictures! i love the one of josh pulling the kids! and you are so adorable.... love it!
    AND i love the silver pouf. i fell in love the first time i saw it and it is still my fave.

  2. Oh that's awesome. I love the grey ;) I think I love the patterned poufs. What beautiful fabric choices. I think the greys should work together. I have a bunch of greys in my "guest" bedroom and they work. It's a neutral enough color.

  3. Looks like you had a fun weekend! I love how the pumpkins are laid out in rows for you to "pick" :) And I love all of those poufs!!!!! But the chevron gray one is my fave.

  4. Was just telling Ali that I love the crib! And seeing that I have been bad about reading other blogs lately, I did not know you chose the name Oliver...I LOVE it!

    Have a great day!

  5. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's really the only word that comes to mind :)

  6. I got to by a designer ottoman stool from the top furniture store in London as I wanted to redesign my bedroom in a new and stylish way and this bed end Ottoman stool in a designer French style with gorgeous upholstery is the perfect furniture piece that I was long looking for.