I am in my second trimester now and feeling great. The nesting bug has set in and I am in full swing getting stuff done. I love it… my husband hates it! We started a huge backyard overhaul that has required all of his energy and attention. While we were waiting for that to begin I had him install some new floors and I made some changes to the living room (more on that in a few weeks).
Now he is focused on the backyard but I have lots of other projects lined up for when he finishes…. I hope he doesn’t see this post! It might give him anxiety.
The biggest projects are:
1) New flooring in the office and re-organizing for two work stations, including a desk and wall decor. I have already moved my office out so we can get started. I know he already feels the pressure.
2) Building a kitchen bench to go with our new table, it comes this week! (more pressure)
3) Baby’s nursery!! I sold all the furniture that was in the room and I am having a yard sale to raise nursery decorating money this weekend. (he might be a little more stressed!!)
All are equally important and will be prioritized by how long it takes the yard to be done and how much time is available. See I am being flexible
This post however is all about #3, Nursery Inspiration! If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am pregnant and if you missed it we are having a boy! He is coming this August so I am really feeling the time crunch. Maybe others are too, but its probably mostly me.
I have brainstormed and know I want his room to be red, white and blue, not patriotic red, white and blue, but Boston Red Sox red, white and blue. Don’t get me wrong, we love America. But Jon grew up in a baseball family and somehow got me to enjoy the sport. We have been fans of Boston for most of our relationship so of course our kids will be to. Side note: we took Eleanor home in a Red Sox onsie and we will take Anderson home in the same one. We wore our Red Sox gear home as well and we have a Red Sox dress for Eleanor this time. I am pretty excited, if you haven’t noticed.
Back to the room. I originally wanted to do a huge baseball wall like this.
Jon wants to keep things simple, what if baby doesn’t like baseball? I think this is highly unlikely, were a baseball family, as I have explained above. But I value his comments so I have scaled back the baseball, and it will be just decorative things.
I saw this idea and fell in love!
I have always loves wainscoting, and it will eventually be in the bathroom… another project! I haven’t fully decided if I will use bead board and a chair rail or a flat panel more like the photo. I also haven’t decided to paint the top half blue or leave it the current color. Blue is very bold, but also attractive so I have more thinking to do. I still need to find a dresser so that may play a huge factor in how the walls shape up. I love the red dresser shown and it would be easy to add numbers or 1st, 2nd, 3rd, home.
I still want some sort of large baseball in the room so these are an option:
I think the first two baseballs are cute, and we can always make it a wall hanging or order it in vinyl so it is removable if for some reason Anderson hates baseball. The little baseball lines in the last photo are pretty adorable!! They might be a little more subtle than the huge wall so Jon may give in a little.
A few decor pieces I am in love with:
The mobile is probably a must… intact I may scour Etsy and add it to my registry. And the spheres look easy to make myself or commission from a talented friend. The display wall would look great with the wood paneling below… So many options I am getting pretty excited.
Let me know in the comments below what you love!! Not hate because I might be a little sad if I end up using it. Also if you have any wonderful ideas let me know!