Thursday, April 05, 2012

Rounding Out and Projects a'Plenty

Saturday at work = no makeup and bedhead.

Have I mentioned that my mom was here for 3 weeks? She was. She left yesterday morning. After a tearful good-bye, she drove off in one direction and I drove off in the other (heading to work) and then I remembered she'll be back in 6-7 weeks. Hooray!
33 weeks

She was a busy little worker-bee while she was here.

I have a LONG to-do list still, but here are a few things she got done:

Rocking chair - primed, painted, seat bottom made (I have to upholster the seat for it still. It's on the docket for next week)

Nursery painted - ceiling, baseboards, walls, closet. It was a beast of a project.
Crib Sheets - one down, 2 to go.

Cradle sanded and stained - this was my little pet project. I was dragging my feet on sanding the last piece and she totally got it done while I was at work one day!
Crib Bumpers - custom made and sewn
Cradle Bumpers - custom made and sewn

Cradle Mattress - custom-fit and covered with vinyl (we waterproofed it by using a vinyl shower curtain liner. My mom sewed it the last night she was here, working into the night long after I'd crashed)
Gigantic 30"x40" frame - this was a totally from scratch project. We came up with the design we wanted, printed it, took our 8x10 picture to FedEx/Kinko's and had it enlarged to a 30"x40" proportion and then she taped all the edges (basically laminating the pattern) and then cut it out, traced 3, cut 3, routered 3, and sanded 3. It took several hours! But the cost per frame was roughly $15, so not too bad considering if we purchased it they would have each been more than $100.
Terrariums - this was a fun project she wanted to do so we gathered all the supplies she'd purchased and put our own together on Sunday night. So much fun! I'll need to get a picture soon.
Curtains - hung

And I have to mention that my dad and Ryan also did some awesome 'chores' around the house: Switched out all the almond-colored electrical outlets/switches/faceplates to crisp white ones, hung a ceiling fan in the nursery, & cleaned out/up the garage. OH! and they replaced the microwave above the stove! It's awesome!

Want to know what I have left? Sure you do. Otherwise, you would have already closed the page.

And as you can see, I'm getting rounder by the day. (...AND apparently think it's acceptable not to wear makeup in public while continuing to take pictures in public restrooms.Ugh.)

I think that might be it for now. But that's not including the house chores I need to keep up with (I have about 8 loads of laundry I could do tomorrow) and the reorganization that needs to happen. We have stuff EVERYWHERE!

Thanks for sticking with me! You deserve a medal. But you'll have to make it yourself. It's not on my list.


Heidi Stock said...

The rocking chair from Chicago!! It looks so much better painted. I can't wait to see your finished nursery! Even during my nesting phases, I did only slightly above the bare minimum. I'm impressed with everything you're doing! Good luck, you're in the home stretch!

Leah Marie said...

Make me a medal!!

Just kidding. You're looking super cute, Chels. And I can't believe how productive you are being while pregnant. You're a rock star.

April said...

Holy industrious woman and mom to be. AMAZING! You look great! :)

Kayleigh said...

You look great! I love the maxi dress in the first pic :)

Cait said...

You do more than me and I'm NOT pregnant! I stand in awe. Love how you're totally customizing the nursery for your little one too!