Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Holy Indecisiveness: Light Fixture Dilemma!

Never in my life have I gone back and forth as much as I am now with decorating our sweet baby's nursery, in fact, I've always prided myself on being pretty darn decisive but not these days. Perhaps I'm struggling because sticking to colors that are strictly gender neutral is a bit tough or perhaps it's because a lot of the items I like are online and I just need to see them in person before deciding. Whatever the reason is I'm driving myself crazy with the second guessing and I'm reaching out to you for advice...I've asked the hubs but he's not the best when it comes to decorating and he insists everything I buy is "too girly."

The nursery has been painted a pale grey and the furniture, with the exception of the dresser, is white. I'd like the room to be soft and serene with mainly grey and white colors and just a pop of aqua here and there. Originally, I shared an aqua chandelier with you but I'm worried it may be too much color after all. I've found four light fixtures that I really like, three are at PBteen and one is at Ikea. Lucky for me I just received an email that PBteen is celebrating its grand opening at the Annapolis Mall this weekend so I'm really exited about being able to {hopefully} see three of the light fixtures this weekend. {Side note: when did my weekends become so lame?}

Here is the original light fixture and although I haven't completely scratched it yet I'm just not entirely sold:

Similar to the aqua light fixture is this one but I think I prefer it because it's all white:

Some of you may be aware of my love of bling which instantly drew me to this light fixture:

And finally, the last light fixture that I found is at Ikea:

It looks a tad funky by itself but I came across a picture of it in this room and I really loved it {also, that's the exact crib I have!}:

If I knew for sure Baby B was a girl then this would 100% be the light fixture but as you know we don't know if there's a girl or a boy on the way soooo it's not going to work out but I still had to share because I love it! Will someone with a baby girl on the way please, please buy it?

Thanks for helping a crazy indecisive preggo out!

Monday, July 8, 2013

20 Weeks on July 4th!

We celebrated the halfway point of pregnancy on America's birthday, I don't know if I'm more surprised that it's already July or that we're halfway through the pregnancy!

Happy Birthday America & Happy 20 Weeks!

I also took my monthly bump picture and some people have started to tell me that I'm starting to carry more like a girl than a boy {although according to my doctors how you carry is just another one of those old wives tales!} It's been so fun speculating as to what Baby B could be and I love hearing everyone's guesses, either way someone is right!

We devoted a good amount of our long weekend preparing for baby's arrival! I've been searching  high and low for a wooden highchair that I could paint and I finally found one on Craigslist for $25! 

The highchair is in excellent condition but I'll still be putting my touch on it by painting it a fun color!

I love the bright colors of the highchairs below but I'm also debating painting it an off white!

Hubby also started painting the nursery and it's really starting to shape up! We spent a good amount of time prepping the walls for paint because the previous owners hastily painted over everything and you could see so many imperfections. After patching a bunch of holes and sanding the walls smooth we were finally ready to paint! Matthew started painting the first coat on Saturday and then on Sunday my Dad joined in on the fun and they were able to finish the second coat. We still need to paint the closet doors and trim but then we're D-O-N-E until our handyman arrives early next month to hang the crown molding and bead board on the ceiling. We're making progress and it's feels great, I must have gone in there twenty times this weekend just to admire the wall color!

I'll share more nursery updates soon!