Evolution of a nursery (XP/OT) **Updated #15 with LO**

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Evolution of a nursery (XP/OT) **Updated #15 with LO**

I know I put up a pic of the mural we made for Kaelan a while back but I just got some photos my dad had taken of the place before and I was thinking of making it into a LO. I never put up pics of his nursery in general before, maybe that's because it wasn't finished until a couple of weeks ago :o. I am a little slow I guess compared to all of the ladies who had everything done way before their LOs' arrival. I thought it would be fun to show the evolution of everything. I'm thinking it will make a great double LO with a decent amount of journalling. Any ideas for it? I am going to have to really look through all my papers and embellishments so I can make it extra special.

This is the room before anything was done to it:

Then we started painting:

and doing the mural:

and finally we installed new carpeting, filled it in with furniture, and made it a real nursery:

Now it is almost all done. I still have curtains to install, a monkey rug still in its packaging, a jungle themed lamp to put in, and some picture frames with some professional shots to hang. Maybe it will be all done before I'm prego with a second :rolleyes:.

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Looks GREAT! I LOVE IT!

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very cool I can't wait to see the lo. I did a nursery page which I can post for you if it will help. I have to find it.

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"tialee" wrote:

very cool I can't wait to see the lo. I did a nursery page which I can post for you if it will help. I have to find it.

Can't turn down inspiration can I! Thanks

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OKAY JUST WANTED TO ASK FIRST CAUSE I FEEL LIKE I AM HIJACKING IF I ADD A LO TO SOMEONE'S THREAD. HERE IT IS Smile

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Very pretty, I love the DETAILS title. I think I will try to pick up some cute papers for it at Archivers today. I'll bring the photois along so some of the colors can coordinate like yours do.

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"Andy1784" wrote:

Very pretty, I love the DETAILS title. I think I will try to pick up some cute papers for it at Archivers today. I'll bring the photois along so some of the colors can coordinate like yours do.

sounds cool I can't wait to see it Smile

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I LOVE the room. Kaelan's a really lucky fellow. I love the rocker being right by the mural so he can look at it while you rock.

Just wanted to warn you though, because I've btdt... once Kaelan can pull himself up in the crib, he will start to pull on the blinds and break them, or otherwise manipulate them to let in sunlight and keep himself up. It's just inevitable over time... kids break anything they can. (You should see the wallpaper border in my kid's room, or what's left of it, and the ratty pull shades they've "experimented" with) So around 8 or 9 months you may have to rearrange the room a little.

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Great Nursery. I never did to the nursery thing for any of my kids.

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So cute! I love it! That shelf with the bins looks awesome next to the mural!

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I hate that Patrick doesn't have a "room" of his own and that he has to share. I cannot wait till we buy a place and I can finally do a "kids room" cause he's a toddler now and almost a preschooler so so much for the nursery.

But your nursery rocks.

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Wow Andrea, that mural is cool. The whole room is actually, but that mural really is neat. How it looks like a curtain is so awesome! TFS

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Mish- Good to know, I will have to keep an eye on it. I have an idea of how I could rearrange it if needed. Oh and Kaelan loves staring at the giraffe, its funny.
Ash- Would you believe that I found the bins/shelf system for free on the side of the road. It was in its unopened original packaging two houses down from us and the neighbours told me they were tossing it because they had no use for it. I asked if I could take it and they were happy to see it go. The box was still sealed!

The nursery was really for me, I grew up moving frequently and also sharing a room so I never had anything special but I honestly never cared as a kid. It was a fun project to have since I didn't work the last few months of my pregnancy.

Anyhoo I went to Archivers today and I think I know what I'm going to do for the LO now. Hopefully I'll be able to do it tomorrow. If so I'll update on here. Thanks for the kind words all.

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Andrea I love your nursery!!! It's so darling:D
And Tia, loving that lo!

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So I actually was on a roll and got the LO done last night. Totally different than yours Tia but I think it works nicely since there are such bright colors in the photos.

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Adorable room!!! I loved it before when it just had the mural! Now it's just the cutest! Can't wait to see your layout on it.