Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nesting Overflow

My nesting hasn't only affected the nursery.  I've let it spill over into every room of my house.

First of all, I decided that we needed my piano here in our house for our girls.  My mom brought it here while I was out of town for continuing education.  My loving husband and his fantastic brother, moved it into our house and rearranged the living room furniture so it would fit.
 The piano still needs some stuff on it or above it, or both, but I've got a couple ideas in the works.  :)

Next, I decided to organize all my crafting supplies.  I moved this from our guest room because it was never used and put it in my closet.
Every drawer has a different crafting purpose.  :)

Then I asked my sweet husband to hang this magnetic board that, two years ago I tried to get him to throw away, in my closet for me to post my crafting ideas, etc.

I had also begged my mom to bring me my grandmother's antique lawyer's bookcase when she brought the dresser & the piano.  It's now in my guest room showcasing another grandmother's beautiful quilts.  On top sits my favorite picture that I have of my grandmother and me.  Looking at this piece of furniture just makes me smile.  It is filled with love.

Then I went to IKEA this weekend with only a few things in mind, but ended up getting enough stuff to redo our bedroom!

I've never really been all that happy with the bedroom because nothing in there really went well together.  I liked it all, I just didn't like it all together.  So I found something better...

This new rug was my inspiration.  I found it for $20 and decided I needed it in my bedroom.  Well, that meant new bedding AND new curtains.  It's a dark gray quilt with a sheer white throw at the foot of the bed.  The curtains are the same dark gray as the quilt.  IKEA doesn't have king-sized shams, so those are ordered, but this will do until then.  The family tree is something my parents gave us for Christmas, but we just got around to hanging today.  It still doesn't have our pictures in it, but it will soon!  I'm really happy with it all.

This is actually the main thing I was hoping to find at IKEA...

It's a little table for our bedroom for me to craft & sew on!  I'm really excited about it.  Before now I've always crafted at the kitchen table.  This isn't ideal because we use our table daily and I'm such a neat freak.  I would have to clean up everything I was working on every time I had to stop crafting.  Now I have a space just for my crafts!

And because I don't want it to sit in a closet somewhere, I'm trying to decide what to do with my old bedroom rug.  I'm trying it out here for a little bit to see if I like it.  I can't decide if it's too big for the space or not.  It will not fit going the other way.
What do you think?

Some more IKEA purchases:
  • Curtains for the guest room, but I bought the wrong sized rod.  It will be another week or so before those are hung.
  • Picture frames for something special I still have to order for the girls' room.
  • Plastic-ware and dishes for Adeline & gifts for other kiddos.
We also plan to hang two of the bedroom curtains in the dining room, but they need about 10 inches hemmed off the bottom first.  Hopefully we'll get that done before Annabel arrives.

I put on facebook a couple weeks ago that when a bout of nesting hits me, it's what I imagine it would be like to do speed.  My mind goes crazy in every direction (usually at 3am) with things that just MUST be done NOW.  The problem with that is, I'm pregnant and can't physically do all these things, so I must give credit where credit is due.  First of all, I thank my parents for making it all happen, what with all the furniture-hauling, etc.  Secondly, I thank my dear Jon.  He bears the brunt of all the heaving lifting, assembling, and hanging, and he never complains.  I may hear a few sighs here and there, but I know I've got it made when it comes to husbands.  The bad thing about it all is that he's a man so he has no clue what I'm going through with all this crazy nesting.  He has none of the desires I have to get everything just absolutely perfect, because in reality, most of it doesn't even need to be done.  But he goes along with it and goes out of his way to make me happy.  For that I am eternally thankful!


  1. Love your bedroom!! It looks so nice. I think the size of the rug in your entry/foyer is great. Maybe just pull it away from the door a little and center it more in the area. Your house looks amazing!

  2. I love everything!!! Come do my house. ;) And Jon is such a wonderful hubby!!