Sunday, March 30, 2014

Typewriters and Nurseries and Things.

This was a busy weekend! Friday we went to some estate sales in the morning and this happened:

 I can't tell you how excited I was to find it... in this condition and in this color. My heart stopped for just a little bit when I realized it wasn't sold already.  And in between other things, I've been doing some more spring painting. I'm planning a shop update later this week.

I also haven't updated you on a few key things in a while, so here goes. First off, we're getting closer and closer to baby time at the DeVrieze household. I'm officially 32 weeks along, and it's feeling VERY real at this point. All of my friends and family know that we're working on our house (and by we're I mostly mean Brad). The top question lately has been "is your nursery all ready?," and everyone seems very shocked when I admit that we haven't really started on it... you know, unless Pinterest counts.

Most of the home improvement we've been doing has been focused downstairs on the main living area, and honestly the idea of having an incomplete nursery hasn't put me in a panic because he/she won't be staying there for a little while anyway, since our bedroom is on the main floor and everything else is upstairs. After this weekend though, I feel like we're finally getting there! We officially ordered new flooring, chose our paint color, bought a new ceiling light, and I started in on some artwork just for the space. Progress!

I'm not going too specific with a theme, but I can say that it's loosely woodland based, mostly because I can't resist animals and trees. Also, we're trying to stay gender neutral, and who doesn't like adventuring in the forest? I'm not quite ready to share where we're at yet, but I can share some of my inspiration board for you.
paint color - ours is very similar to this, which is behr river rock
brass fixtures - anthropologie
plush fox - anthropologie
crib - oeuf sparrow
curtains - ikea- we're repurposing these
rugs - ikea - I feel like rug browsing is a part time job lately. :-) I'll find the perfect one eventually.
adventures await - my print - this is one I think I'm going to put in there

The other thing that seems to surprise people is that I'm not going to do a mural or anything for the walls. This isn't because I don't want to do some personalized artwork - I definitely do - but I want it to be things that I can rotate in and out with the seasons and over time, so I'm focusing on some different paintings and other homemade touches. I'm plotting some DIY projects, like a bunting. I love this one from Little House Blog. And yes, there will be peeps in this nursery!

I promise to show you some good pics when we're all done. For now, have a great week, and I'll let you know when I do my shop update in a few days. There may happen to be a little sale that goes along with it... stay tuned! :-)


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a great find with the typewriter. My daughter has a nice one that she uses as a mail holder. She's had trouble finding a ribbon for it.

Unknown said...

That typewriter looks like something you would need to have! I like hearing about the baby plans! I need to call you and hear more.

Unknown said...

Uhh..also that was from me - Jamie :)

Stubborn Dog Artwork said...

Thanks, ladies. Sweet Posy - I hope we can hunt one down! Searching is on my list for this weekend.

Jamie - That would be wonderful! :-)