Well, I think I’m at a pretty good stopping point in her room; we know everything that we are keeping, and where it is going to live, and that, people, can be a rather huge accomplishment! I’ve hung curtains, bought new baskets for toy storage, and even dedicated her bottom dresser drawer for her Minnies’ and Mickeys’ and Kittys’ “bed”.
On day 5, I went back to IKEA on my way home from a freelance meeting that was downtown to pick up missing curtain brackets (waaa), and 2 extra baskets for Laelia’s EXPEDIT (I also ended up finding a set of blinds in the as-in section for the bathroom, and I picked up the 2 ekby shelves I wanted to replace the etagere in there, so yay!). I didn’t actually get much done in there on day 5 though.
Yesterday was day 6, and I spent the whole day in there. I officially stored her old cloth diapers, crib bedding, baby blankets, baby toys, moby wrap, ergo, and changing pad in boxes, and packed them up in her closet and under her bed (ideally, I would like to put them in our storage unit outside, but considering that the Christmas tree I bought on sale in January is still sitting by the door, I decided to cut my losses and put them away in the house). I also hung some artwork and some shelves, and rearranged her toys a bit. I decided to fold up the Oberland quilt (the quilt that was on the wall behind the crib), and put it on her bed for now. It really isn’t very functional, so the pressure is on to get her twin quilt going! The last bit that I need to figure out is how to arrange the artwork over her dresser; but I’m really thinking about putting the expedit there, vertically, and getting a long dresser for the location that the expedit is currently sitting. But then I worry that I’d have a tough time fitting all that in the room once/if the crib comes back into play before move.
I’m really loving the area with her table and chairs; I want to install a small rail with pails for crayons, markers, and puzzles. The artwork is by Shana Frase; I just bought cards for $5 each and they arrived the next day! So pretty, right? When Laelia saw them on her bed she said “Oh, what’s this? This is so cute!” (You have to imagine this in a tiny almost 3 year old voice).
Today was day 7, and we pretty much spent the whole day at LACMA enjoying their Next Gen program; they even have story time! Did you know LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) had storytime?! It was pretty cool.
Anyway, now I feel like most of the work that needs to be done in there are color and motif dilemmas. What color do I paint that bed… or the walls… or the night stands… and how shall I cover the chair, and what fabrics to use for her quilt?! And table lamps for her night stands… and a new rug! Although it is now presentable, there is SO much more to do! I’m working on a mood board, hopefully it will be finalized soon!