We had a very full weekend. Lots of fun times with overnight guests, family, and friends. A boat ride, a little beach, little pool, a lot of food, and some ice cream. And in the nursery department: crib and chair assembly. Roman shade install. All crib linens and draperies measured for and designed, fabrics pre-washed, ironed and ready to send out to seamstress.
As I noted yesterday the chair doesn't rock… I know what you are thinking- strike 2 on the nursery. (Strike 1 being the paint mistake I noted in Chapter 1.) If you knew what I'm juggling right now you'd wonder how I even find time to breathe… much less work on something other than 'work'. For those of you who want to revel in my error (ha!)… I've attached a photo of the chair, painted and assembled. Thing is, it looks great. Love the look actually, just not functional… if you want to rock. The terriers like it.
The painters brought back the crib and the chair at 8:00 sharp on Saturday morning. These painters are the best. I've worked with a lot of painters, but Bobby & Brian are the best ever. If you are local and need a painter – email me – I'll give you their info. They refused to let us pay them for painting. They painted the crib, the chair, and the walls of the nursery and attached bathroom… for free. Thank you Lord again for generous people! And get this… they are hilarious. I'm sure 2 men think a gold crib is a little weird… I don't blame them. But they went to Wal-mart and bought a pair of baby shoes and painted them gold too, as a gift for the baby. I'm not sure if it was meant to be funny, but I have never laughed so hard in all my life. I told them they were very "Michael Jackson-ish" and that I loved them.
They'll be perfectly hilarious on the bookshelf!
Daddy assembled the crib… I don't know what I'd do without a husband who loves to create, build, assemble, design, etc. We started early Saturday morning before our company arrived.
While Daddy worked on the crib, Mommy assembled the Ikea chair. It will stay put in the nursery until the new one arrives. I do love the pique cushion covers that are on it… originally planned to cover them, but they are nice. Here's the new swivel glider chair that's coming from Lee. It is slipcovered in a washable fabric that is the same color as the walls (not the white shown below). I'm still humbled and blown away by the generosity of such a gift.
I was going to show you other fabrics… but I forgot to photograph them… so I'll save that for next chapter.