We found out last month that our little one is a baby boy and we are already in love with him.
Since the nursery is, well... the nursery, he'll be moving in there and Aislyn will be getting a big girl room. Thankfully, the nursery wasn't really gender-specific, so it will do fine! I just need to change a few things and it will be all set for Baby Boy. :)
When we first moved in, it was covered in....yep, you've got it by now if you've been reading this blog-brown paneling (the original owner's favorite thing in the whole wide world). I'm so bummed that this is the ONLY before picture I have of this room. I scoured through my albums for quite a while but it's the one and only. Boo.
I have to admit though, even in it's ugly, blurry stage here, I love this room. It's one of those rooms that has slanted ceilings on both sides and makes it feel like you're up in a treehouse. It's also the room Jesse and I made our bedroom while we were renovating the entire downstairs, (which was almost a year). So it's pretty near and dear to my heart.
After painting the paneling and replacing the window and carpet, we let this adorable room sit as a guest room for a few years.
And it was quite happy like that for a while, but it was now the time for this little room to get promoted to "Big Sister" room.
I went about planning for this room a little differently than I had for the other rooms. Instead of starting with the big picture, I started with the details. There were certain things I found or liked in a store and went from there.
Things like this adorable little bunny....
Gold knobs (painted by me!)....
Book bins... (of course!)
Heart garland (hand-painted by Aislyn!)
And a ribbon-decorated lamp with a picture of my little girl playing with my wedding shoes :)
Now we'll just see if Aislyn is as excited about it as I am ;)