Just like she is, her nursery is slowly taking shape. And by that, I mean I’ve finally put away the half-packed boxes of Christmas stuff so that I can actually see the floor in the guest-room-turned-nursery. That was step one. There are about a billion steps left to go.
Luckily, the overachiever in me has taken a giant step back and I’ve reduced that list from a billion to roughly a small million. Step two on my list? Don’t freak out. In fact, I’m trying to take joy in all of the things I’m making for her first real space — and not assuming that I won’t do the same for any future children. Let’s face it, she’s probably getting all the custom stuff.
I made two state pictures thanks to pinterest. I bought two canvas 12×12 frames on sale at Michael’s and used the paint from the closet divider project. I printed out shapes of Florida and South Carolina and taped the print-out to the back of the canvas. I held up the canvas to a window and simply traced the shapes with a pencil. Then I painted one mint and one red, and painted the inside of the state white. I won’t lie, it took a few coats – but it was pretty simple. And now? I’ve got her first custom artwork. (That’s a little scrap of her crib skirt fabric below South Carolina.)
Now only nine hundred, ninety-nine thousand things left to scratch off the list.