But that seriously kicked my butt to get things ready for the baby. In a few days I managed to wash all the baby clothes, finally finish the baby room, and even clean the entire house. As soon as I got started, I just couldn't stop. I found myself actually going through every drawer and cabinet in the house organizing and minimizing. Nesting is awesome! Kind of works with my whole New Year resolution of being more organized from now on.
Ok, I shouldn't take all the credit because my husband and kids has been ordered around to help in getting things done too. So thanks to them, it hasn't been all that bad. Another big help I've received is from my awesome older brother who is an artist, and although his specialty aren't painting walls - I managed to twist his arm to help me design something for the baby's room. Initially the room was painted with stars and moon (that my younger (other) brother did years ago) which my 2 boys had when they were infants. And since this next one is going to be a girl, many had said that I should do a girlier looking room. My older brother stepped up to the plate and created just that. Here are pictures that will speak louder than words.
Here are the before pics (with my firstborn who is now 6 yrs. old) :
Here are the afters:
Again thanks to my older brother who did the wall design.
My boys and I actually did this cabinet together. We're still changing out the knobs though.
Which started from the little drawing/painting my brother made in paper and I loved it so much so I framed it and got him to do it on the wall.
Then found this lamp from Ikea...I couldn't believe it, because it turned out perfect with the curtain I found at Target and the incredible butterfly wall design.
The only thing that really didnt go well was the crib sheet and skirt which are the first ones I bought. I washed them already so I couldn't return them anymore. I also couldn't find anything I liked out there. But it is quite subtle so it'll do for now.
Also the pictures didn't show how much vivid and joyous the colors are in person. I am not much into pinks, so he did a great job in incorporating the colors like lime green and blues that I love. As a whole, the room give us "the happy feel" just looking at it.
We're so excited for this baby to come home! The house is definitely ready...and so are we.
By the way, for serious art collectors... You can check out his website at http://www.fabiedesilva.com. Mind you that bedroom walls are not his forte', but hey, if you can twist his arm like I did...then he may just do so. But no guarantees! hehe