Today I'm feeling nostalgic, which turned into (a) finally (well over 3 and a half years later) starting a wedding album and (b) looking through lots of photos on iPhoto (and backing up recent photos, too). I'll share more about the wedding album when/if I manage to complete it, but in the mean time wanted to share these two photos that I came across.
Sure, they're crappy iPhone pics that were never intended to be used on the blog - but it is fun to look back at how different Benjamin's room looked about a year ago. I thought I'd share it here so you could see the evolution of this space too - despite the poor quality pics.
At about this time last year, we cleared out our home office to make room for baby. We had only made a few purchases and the crib we ordered arrived super early. For a long time, the room looked like this:
Click "Read More" to see step-by-step how we put the room together.
The curtains, light fixture, and wall colour were already there. We decided that they were neutral enough and opted to keep them. We also chose our crib before we knew if our little one was a he or a she. Then, once we got the news that we were to have a baby boy, I purchased this 2x3 blue trellis rug from Pottery Barn Kids.
You can see above that we'd begun to purchase some baby essentials as we found them super on sale - the little fisher price whale tub, a baby bouncer, and, you know, way overpriced hippo and sheep stuffed animals from Pottery Barn Kids (sitting on his chair in the photo above). These felt like a "necessity" in the moment. Fortunately, I only made a few emotional impulse buys like this while pregnant.
Then I ordered artwork and played around with layouts on my bed.
My Mom bought us this floor model dresser from a local furniture shop.
And I found this floor model bookshelf on clearance at Pottery Barn Kids.
And over time I filled it up with stuff we bought and baby shower gifts as we got ready for baby to arrive.
Eventually, his room came together and a few short weeks after he was born it looked like this (see all the details here):
And then we added a few more things, and got this (you can see all the updates detailed here):
So to recap this strange little walk down memory lane, we went from home office to bare room to this.
And now I've done a few more tweaks, shifting some accessories around and re-organizing all his things, which I'll show you just as soon as I snap some pics.
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