A lot of moms-to-be like to "nest." For me? "Nesting" is just my usual obsessive-compulsive tendencies that are kicked into serious overdrive when I am pregnant tied up in a pretty bow, and then it makes me feel better to think I am behaving "normally" rather than... obsessively.
My extreme need for productivity might be a little over the top sometimes, but thanks to some inspiration from a recent crafting post by my friend Courtney, I was able to channel that need into something good and cute! So yeah, I basically stole a couple of ideas from her (imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?), but I still had to do the manual labor all by myself (with some help from Wade) and I'm super pleased with how they turned out. Behold the fruits of my labor for Avery's nursery!
|I sort-of-kind-of used this tutorial for guidance, but mostly I just used Wade's brain and spatial reasoning skills to help me figure out how to do it. It ain't perfect, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute!|
|This one was taken straight from Courtney's post mentioned above - I even printed out her picture and traced the outline of the owl onto a sheet of paper because I don't trust my ability to freehand. Hootie hoo!|
And with that, the decor for the nursery is pretty much finished! All we had to get in terms of bedding was a new bumper pad (yes, we use those because I am a neglectful mother who doesn't care about the safety of my children, obviously), which is already on its way to us, so I'm thankful I don't have much work left to put into that room after all the effort I put forth for Davis's. Thanks again to Courtney for inspiring me to get my craft on and do a couple of fun projects!