Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gathering the First Twigs

I don't think I'm fully into the whole "nesting" thing yet, but I think it is beginning.  I love spending time in Jonah's room and I especially love crossing things off of the to-do list!

Last week, Jesse and I went to Cincinnati to the huge IKEA store.  We had such a good day! It was a great trip and we ended up spending more than we had planned (which is always a sign of a good shopping trip, right?)

We ended up buying the Poang Chair, but we got a more expensive better chair pad for it.  I didn't like the look of the red one once we were in the store.  I thought it looked more orange online, but it was very red in person.  So, I selected a higher quality green one instead.  The chair is a lot more comfy than it looks.  I think, with some pillows, it will be a great nursing chair.  I don't think it will really get used a whole lot, so I didn't want to spend $400 on a comfy rocker.

We also bought an Expedit Bookcase, and 2 orange Kassett Box sets to go inside the bookcase.  I love the way this looks in front of the window, like a window-seat!  Now I just have to get busy sewing some pillows!

Another IKEA purchase was the gray abstract floral rug.  I really love the way it brings the room together.  I can't wait to see it with the crib!

At IKEA, we also bought some curtains (which aren't up yet due to the lack of a curtain rod) and we bought 6 identical natural wood picture frames.  I plan on taking illustrations from the children's book, Caps for Sale, and framing them to hang above the crib, similar to this  (I'll post pictures of mine later as the project progresses)

Here is a sneak-peek of Jonah's room.  I've only just been playing around with the placement of things, so it is likely to change a lot.  It was dark (obviously) when I took these, so I may do a re-take during daylight this weekend and post them soon.

The orange throw was bought by my mom...I love it and it is SO soft! She also bought the cute orange lamp.  I bought the orange teddy bear....and I made the "Snips & Snails" print using my computer and my incredible art skills.

I also have been practicing my sewing skills.  I made this whale softie for Jonah, too.


  1. I think its gorgeous, and we love Ikea we went to one while we were in California !

  2. Hey Jo! I loved IKEA...Jesse did too. The day after we went, he was ready to go back!