I'm not sure what I expected from the daughter of a woman who owns 75 pairs of shoes, but Frita isn't even born yet and already her closet is bursting! All of this with NO shopping on my part. (Thanks Maggie & Ellie!)
My sister and I braved Ikea on a Saturday with 3 boys under 7 years old to get some stuff to finally organize the nursery. My poor sister didn't end up buying a thing, just pushing a cart for me! I got a colorful rug, dresser/shelf, baskets, ottoman, dishes... Actually, for me, it was pretty good. I didn't get anything that wasn't on my list!
Sunday was then spent purging and organizing. I threw away about 8 grocery bags of junk! It felt great. I mean, do I really need my dayplanner from 2003? Then I sorted Frita's clothes. Holy cow! I don't even think she will wear all of them. Plus I have 2 bins already in the closet for 3-6 and 6+ months. I love me some hand-me-downs! :)
I'm really loving the rug, but still the room bugs me. It just isn't "pulled-together" enough. The chair and ottoman will eventually go where the bassinet is now. Marc doesn't want to paint the changing table and crib, but I don't know. I think it would really help if they were dark brown.
In addition to clothes, we already have about a million blankets and sheets (see under the changing table). Thanks Heather! The advantage of used blankets is that they've already been loved and washed, which makes them SO soft!
Frita also already has a swing, exersaucer, bouncy chair, boppy, breast pump, noise machine and yes, 2 pairs of shoes! :) For someone who grew up with all hand-me-downs (I am the 3rd girl!), I sure do love them now!
So I'd love some comments on how to pull the room together. I'm thinking of a big wall-hanging of some sort for the "chimney" above the crib.
Paint or don't paint the crib & changing table? (I already bought the spray water-based latex in chocolate brown.)
What about some paper lanterns in the corner by the shelf/dresser?