Nursery: Furniture & Progress- ORC Week 3

We had an incredible time over the weekend finding out the gender of our little human on their way to join us in this world (we're down to about 16 weeks! Which is still awhile... but... ya know.) and in case you missed it check it out from Monday's post here! It was so special and his brother made this awesome art piece for him to keep forever.

Knowing the gender definitely has helped us solidify our ideas for what we want to do for our little guy's nursery. Ready for week three of the One Room Challenge?




On last week's post we talked about some of the things that we needed to do to get this room "done." Here's a reminder of the list:

To-Do & Shopping List:
  • Lighter paint color
  • Better curtains (but with black out for more baby sleeps)
  • Rug
  • Paint crib
  • Rest of the furniture
  • Organization and storage options
  • Changing station assembled
  • Lamps/lighting
  • Assemble crib 
  • Wall art
  • Organize closet
  • Accessories
  • Name art
  • Chair
  • Pouf/footstool- hoping for this one from my registry!
  • Smaller desk- likely this one from IKEA because we have a $50.00 gift card and it will adjust for when the baby grows up a bit and needs a little coloring desk or something. 
Here is a brief reminder of where we started week one:


It still makes me cringe that it got that bad... How embarrassing. But good news! Since last week we painted the crib and the bedroom, we have something that is a little more appealing to look at.

We put the crib together, added the bed skirt (on closing sale at Babies R Us), added the sheet which is a cozy organic Burt's Bee's one that I sort of want for my own bed. Brennan's mom also made him a little blanket that we draped over the side.

As you can see, Carl also likes the fluffy rug from Ross that is under the crib.


We have been trying to experiment with the best placement for some of the pieces in the room and we are struggling with the changing table quite a bit. We're trying it under the window for now. We also have the curtains, but not installed.


We picked up a smaller computer desk from IKEA for $25.00 that is pretty versatile and simple since I will still need somewhere for grading and working on my Masters degree. It's more compact which gives us more space for Lincoln in the room.


However, there is still much on the list that needs to be done. Like this whole half of the room and closet needs to be organized! The closet door also needs to be fixed so that it will fit on there and conceal all the craziness that is behind it. You can see my wedding dress all squished in there. It needs to be reminded how much I love it. Organization will help!



By the end of the week we did at least get this far! The room isn't nearly as big as I had imagined it was once we actually put the furniture in there and we discovered that we didn't actually get a dresser or any storage solution for Lincoln's clothes... whoops? We are on the hunt on Craigslist for a small skinny dresser to put in the corner to the left of the crib for his little outfits! We will replace it later on down the road as we no longer need the changing table.

So, what we did accomplish on the list:

To-Do & Shopping List:
  • Lighter paint color
  • Better curtains (but with black out for more baby sleeps) Just need to hang up.
  • Rug
  • Paint crib
  • Rest of the furniture r
  • Organization and storage options
  • Changing station assembled
  • Lamps/lighting
  • Assemble crib 
  • Wall art
  • Organize closet
  • Accessories
  • Name art
  • Chair
  • Pouf/footstool- hoping for this one from my registry!
  • Smaller desk- likely this one from IKEA because we have a $50.00 gift card and it will adjust for when the baby grows up a bit and needs a little coloring desk or something. 
  • NEW Additions: 
    • Dresser
    • Shelves/Storage above desk for office supplies
    • Bigger bookcase???
    • More baskets for under changing table

Also, the dogs really love the fluffy rug and continue to bring their toys in to lay in front of the crib.


Supplies & Products:
  • Burt's Bee's Crib Sheet - Price: $12.99
  • Blue Vintage Style RugPrice: $24.00
  • IKEA Desk
  • Chair- bought a year ago from an outlet/discount deal that had "damaged" items. This one had a scratch on a leg and is missing those little nubs that cover the screws. You can find similar new ones at Crate & Barrel or keep an eye out at second hand stores! Price: FREE! Already Had.
  • Crib & Changing table- Price: $80.00 from Craigslist
This week's goal is to get the room put together and get some art up on the walls and deal with the extra stuff in there. This project has gotten us on board to go ahead and rent a storage unit while we rent this house. We need somewhere to stash all of our wedding gear and other pieces that we have been saving for our next place. It will make our home less chaotic and easier to manage when Lincoln does get here.  So, its looking way better even though it's a mess! Hopefully next week we will get it more organized. ha.

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  1. It's looking great Meaghan, I love your rugs! And your pup is super adorable!:) Can't wait to see it finished!

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    1. Thank you! They are the cutest little guys and we love them! I'm glad you like the rugs, I was worried they wouldn't work together.

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