So we’re making progress on the nursery, and we ordered some Flor tile samples to look at for a rug. Might be awhile before we actually purchase it, but it was good to get some ideas. E let her sister choose between a few and gauged her enthusiasm by the number of kicks she gave each one. We’ve narrowed it down to four and E’s planning on running some independent tests tomorrow – you know, to see how well blocks stack on them or matchbox cars race on them or how red your knees get from kneeling on them. My suggestion was just choosing the least expensive of the four and going with that one. We’ll see…
We also got two of the bird pictures hung (and all six laid out). Now we’re just waiting on the other frames to come in. I love them, I absolutely love them. We hung the sheep mobile as well, and it casts the best shadows on the wall. I’ll take some photos of the whole area tomorrow in the natural light, but here are a few of the progress shots. M ordered the magnetic paint we talked about awhile ago, so we’ll be able to finish up the painting in F’s room and the hallway. We’re going to use some of it in both rooms.
The quilt in the window seat is actually our wedding quilt that my grandmother made, but F is borrowing it for a little while and it looks so perfect in her room. Lots of rainy day reading in this cozy corner to come.
On a side note – we received our new issue of This Old House in the mail today, which means the bathroom issue will be off the newsstands soon. So if you didn’t catch it yet, check it out soon, and get a good giggle at E smiling as she gets her hair “braided” (she never smiles when having her hair brushed), the photographer’s attempt to hide the 7.5 month pregnant belly (unsuccessful!) and M’s head in a bubble. Well worth the cost of admission – or just read it for free in the aisle!