Sunday, February 24, 2008

I eat, I sleep, I kea

the nursery
After clearing out the mess and all of the furniture, we visited my "happy place":
waiting to be loaded into the car
Then, we spent each evening for a week with those hexagonal tool thingies:
Junebug's got a room!
Yesterday, The Husband worked in the yard all morning, and I crawled around on the floor building the dresser. Then, I hemmed the curtains and vacuumed all the wood shavings off the floor before we headed to IKEA yet again to exchange the wrong part that had come with the bed and get the extra screw that had been missing from the dresser package and to exchange the lampshade that was (in my opinion) a slightly wrong color. And now, it looks like this:
why my back hurts
We still need to procure two twin mattresses - IKEA was sold out of all except their really expensive options (big mattress sale). And of course, they won't have them back in stock until APRIL. And I want my sister to sleep on that bed in MARCH. So here's the other side of the room, with the naked bed:
Currently on the bed: My collection of fabrics that match the curtains for pillows, a quilt for the guest bed, and perhaps a wall hanging. I have my work cut out for me!
Now, you probably say that babies are supposed to sleep in cribs. And that we have no changing table. And to that, I would reply that we're getting a used bassinet from a friend as well as a co-sleeper, and Junebug will be sleeping in our room. Meanwhile, Junebug's room will be the guestroom for all the visitors scheduled to come this year (yay!). And the changing table? We'll have to see. My tendency right now is to change baby's diaper on the bed or floor.
But there you have it. A baby room!


Karyn said...

Looks GREAT! Ikea IS a wonderful place!

bethany actually said...

We changed Annalie's diaper on the bed. We used a travel changing station when it was handy, or just stuck a cloth diaper or receiving blanket under her the rest of the time.

The guest room/nursery is looking good!

industrialpoppy said...

Go Ikea! (The name "Ikea" being Swedish for "one wrong or missing part") My all-time favorite store, but there isn't one where I live :(
This room looks adorable!

Chara Michele said...

It looks wonderful!

Brookelynn said...

What kind of bed is that? I LOVE IT!

Sonja said...

Brookelynn - it's the Hemnes daybed.