Now that I’m eight months into this whole parenting an infant thing, I thought I’d give an update on our nursery. What we love, what we’re just living with and what will we change…
First up… the curtains. Go ahead and file these in the LOVE category.
I know, I know, WTH? You may be shocked to read I love these things after all of the draaAaama behind settling on this particular pair. However, it was meant to be. These Bed, Bath & Beyond curtains block out the sun, keep the room temperature perfect and spend most of the time drawn shut. I heart them and am so glad we found each other after so much heartache.
Next… the Ikea hack magazine rack turned diaper storage…
This was a brilliant move, ifIdosaysomyself. This handy unit stores about 150 diapers. It’s almost like it was made to do just that. Each section is the perfect width for half of a diaper package… see:
Mr. Dreamer was too busy trying to get our precious munchkin into one of these – so there’s no demo shot, but you get it, right? Perfect fit! LOVE IT.
Another love? The mesh bumper.
Our little wiggle-worm could somehow maneuver his swaddled self to the edge of his crib from day one. Little unswaddled hands and arms were sneaking out and getting stuck. So, this bumper is a must for us – and awesome. Even though, said wiggle-worm now knows how to pull it down and look towards the door when it’s time to get up. Mm-hmmm. Pretty presh.
The infamous diaper pail can be submitted to the like category.
Yes, it did make my top 10 must have list… and it is pretty amazing (and matches our nursery decor quite well)… However, remember I said it didn’t stink? Well, I wrote that before solids were introduced to our precious little stinky munchkin. There are some things even the world’s greatest diaper pail cannot contain. Sorry, I spoke too soon on that one. I’d still buy it again – but with air fresheners, which I’ve since added.
Finally… the item we’ll be bidding adieu to… our rocking chair…
I never really loved this piece. It was a must have, but I never really felt that it fit in. It’s also not the most comfortable chair and takes up a ton of room in our relatively small nursery. So, the rocker and ottoman are currently listed on Craig’s List. We hope to get back what we paid for it, plus a few dollars. Which we will use to buy this…
That is the Curtis Rocker from CB2. We don’t have a CB2 store in Arizona, but had the chance to browse through one when we were in DC. We immediately fell in love with that rocker and knew it would be much better for our nursery.
So… stay tuned! We’ll let you know when the great switcharoo happens. That will definitely take the nursery up a notch!
PS – The polka-dots are doing quite well! Almost a year after we put them on the wall, they’re still there and look FANTASTIC. We definitely heart those puppies!