Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Life Lately...

As we approach the 25th week of pregnancy, bathroom renovations and nursery progress are underway! Our contractor arrives this weekend to completely gut and renovate baby's bathroom and hang the crown molding and bead board in the nursery! Making progress sure does feel good and gets us even more excited anxiously awaiting our sweet baby's arrival...only a few more months! 

Before we got down to business and started working on home improvements we enjoyed a long weekend getaway in Ocean City! We had such a wonderful time and the weather couldn't have been better, this has been quite a hot summer so it was extremely refreshing sitting on the beach with the cool waves blowing while the temperatures lingered in the 80s!

  Happy 23 weeks in OC!

Sunset on 94th Street!

We left Ocean City a little earlier than normal on a Sunday morning because we were anxious to get back home and visit the Home Depot. Wow, how times have changed! At Home Depot we were able to pick out tiles and a paint color for the baby's bathroom, after living in the house for over a year and not having a functioning guest bathroom this renovation is long overdue!

Sneak peek of our wall color and some mosaic tiles:

I mentioned earlier that my parents had given us my Nana's old dresser to use in the nursery and I'm happy to report that the dresser has been redone and is ready to go! It's amazing the transformation you can make with just a little paint and I think it will be the perfect pop of color in our grey and aqua nursery, I also love that a little piece of my Nana will be in our nursery!
            Here's the before & after:

I've also started working on the gallery wall in the nursery scoring six frames at Micheal's for only $50 thanks to their huge sale. I'm still waiting on one more print to ship from Etsy and then that project will be done and I will share it with you!

Oh, and true to my nature I have changed my mind yet again with the light fixture. I received lots of feedback from friends and family regarding the light fixture and it seems the two favorites were the Ikea and PBteen shells light fixture. However, after all of that  I'm not going with either and I promise there's a good reason! Currently, all of the bedrooms upstairs have ceiling fans with lights but they are getting older and will eventually need to be replaced. While Matthew was painting the nursery I would occasionally stop by to check out the progress even though he kept fussing at me to leave because of the fumes, such a good daddy-to-be already! Every time I went in there the room felt so hot and stuffy even though our air condition was on, I asked him if we had a problem with the ventilation system and he said "no, the ceiling fan is just off" Right then and there I knew we needed to go the practical route and buy a ceiling fan with lights. I picked out a simple white fan at the Home Depot and although it's not the fabulous blingy chandelier I pictured it will serve a much better purpose in keeping our baby comfy and cool all year long! I'm hoping since our ceiling will be very detailed covered in bead board the white fan won't look too blah.

I also registered for this mobile from Etsy so baby has something to look at while in the crib!

We have lots and lots more progress to share and I'll be back soon with the before after pictures of the bathroom!

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