In addition to the hard work, I also got to do some really fun things - like shopping for the baby! This is the bedding I picked out for her room (see the picture below). I had painted the room chocolate brown last year, but it's not as dark as it sounds. We get a ton of light in that room (an Eastern exposure) and so the chocolate looks beautiful and rich. So to compliment the darker wall color, I decided on lavendar and white for the bedding, curtains and accents. I think it is going to be amazing when it is all done!
Our crib and floors look very similar to the picture too. Our dresser/changing table is also in that same light oak finish. I also purchased some really pretty artwork for her walls this weekend by the artist Laverne Ross. This is one of the posters I bought and will get framed. It's not super babyish, but I love the vibrant colors, and that the subjects are strong and beautiful African American women. I love it, so I hope the baby will too. :)
We also found the most adorable and elegant mini-chandellier at Home Depot. I thought it would be darling in Sammie's new room (will post pics tomorrow of that), but she decided to go with her "plain, boring light" -her words. Once she saw it hanging up however, she loved it. I don't know if it was really because she loved the sparkly crystals, or that it was on a dimmer switch that she found very cool. ;) Anyway... tonight while browsing online, I found a different chandelier with purple crystals. So I might try to convince Dave to give the first one to Sammie and let me buy the purple one for the baby's room. LOL... I'll tell you how it all plays out.
Sometime this week I'll go shopping for curtains and other fun accessories. My friend Christine sells Uppercase Living wall decor so I've thought about getting something for both the girls' bedroom doors. "Sammie's Room" and "...'s Room". Hehe... btw - we've picked our baby girl's name but have only shared with close friends and family for now. I look forward to announcing it here when she's born - along with pictures of course! Stay tuned...