in january, when visiting my sister in houston, our main goal was to get the nursery ready for the arrival of their first baby in march. her ideas for the nursery were all centered around woodland creatures, buffalo check, and outdoors. the nursery is inspired by her husband who is a true 'man's man,' a skilled woodworker and outdoorsman. it was really fun to share a pinboard over the past eight months to pull ideas. here are some of her progress photos.
josh and i made a mobile (based on the one from etsy's redbirdshop). this is the one she picked out and we figured we could make one for our nephew that would be just as meaningful.
some of the weekend was spent painting a dresser and changing table for the nursery with annie sloan chalk paint. we decided on the napoleonic blue paint with dark and clear wax. we changed out the hardware for some brass knobs. the dark wax darkened the paint into a pretty navy. i am excited to share more pictures when it is done. mostly, i am thrilled to be an aunt! we can't wait to meet you, little one!
p.s. on a sad note, yesterday i had to say goodbye to my cat of 22 years, sky. she passed away in the morning after having a rough couple of days. i got sky when i was 6 years old and she was always the sweetest, most beautiful blue-eyed girl. i am so sad to say goodbye to her, but so thankful that my family had her in our lives for so long. life is not perfect, it's actually quite hard, but there is no option, but to be grateful for every day.