Nursery Diaries: Part 5 (sort of)

Still here.  Still prego.  Due date is Nov. 3rd though the idea of 11/01/11 for the little lady's birthday is intriguing.  Regardless, she's calling the shots from here on out so we shall see.

Her nursery is done (though a room is truly never "done", am I right?) & I'm learning how to use our new fancy camera whilst waiting for this Colorado snow storm to pass so I can take decent pics of the room.  Hope to be able to share her nursery with you all next week..........unless the little lady decides to make her debut, of course.  Thanks for your patience!

I finally framed our Sharon Montrose animal photos.  I've been a fan forever, even before I got impregnated.  As for frames, I went with inexpensive Target frames ($10/each).  Then seeing these fabulous projects from the eternally awesome & witty Cassie reminded me that I had a tube of Rub 'n Buff (available at most craft stores) sitting in a drawer somewhere.  I gave Hiro the side-eye & we both giggled at "Rub 'n Buff" for a while.  Once we got that out of our systems, Hiro went outside to chase a squirrel & I got to transforming the frames.  My method: wear gloves, work outside (it's smelly stuff initially), wipe down frames with a damp rag, then use a clean old t-shirt to rub 'n buff away to your heart's content.  This tiny tube goes a long way.  Let frames cure in a well-ventilated area for a few days.

Voila.
{ Rub 'n' Buff in Antique Gold }

A sneak peek at another wall in the Peanut's nursery.
A bit difficult to see in this pic, but the clear acrylic shelves displaying her books are from here
(these are the 24 inchers).


And last, but certainly not least, a dear reader made these darling burp cloths for the Peanut. The fabrics & craftmanship are perfection & she even thoughtfully washed the burp cloths in baby detergent. When I opened the package, I was moved to tears over such a kind, generous, sweet gesture. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Molly!!
These make me grin like a fool every time I see them. I do believe you could take Etsy by storm (you know, in between raising your kiddos & keeping order to an already busy life =] ).
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P.S. On a different note, I've been experiencing some serious pregnancy heartburn over the past few weeks & my nurse midwife recommended natural papaya pills. Just thought I'd mention these little magical supplements as they've worked wonders for me where Tums & such have failed.  (As always, consult your medical practitioner first.)


 

P.P.S. Also, friends of ours let us borrow the DVD version of "The Happiest Baby On The Block" a few months ago, which we finally got around to watching.  Amazing. I don't know if "The Five S's" will work on our little one, but I'm daring to hope..............