*updated with giveaway winner below*
I know I skipped Chapter Two (One is here), but it was boring and had more to do with painting, picking fabrics, changing my mind and refreshing the pages of Ebay, Etsy and Anthropologie like an insane person.
Plus, I feel like I've been sort of including everything in my weekly pregnancy updates. Anyway, onward! To chapter three! And a handmade play mat giveaway care of a lovely mama/reader/new friend named Diane who kindly sewed each one of the girls their own mat (see below), as well as an extra for me to send to one of you!
More on the Boga Babe giveaway, below. In the meantime, may I present... an updated nursery space! Woohoo! Still lacking wall detail, the second crib, storage items and etcetera, but all in all, looking pretty good - better, even, than I could have imagined. (I'm having so. much. fun. you guys.)
bird wall decals purchased on Etsy, here (eventually the french doors will be shuttered)
I just want to sit in this room all the live long day. A good sign, I think. In fact, the other morning I woke up to Hal and the kids cross-legged on the green rug in their pajamas reading books. The room is already a gathering space for our family, I think, because in their way, Archer, Fable and Hal are nesting, too.
I'm thrilled with the way the purple bookcase turned out. And it only cost $13 in paint and supplies! Go, recycling! The rocking chair-pad was purchased at Anthropologie. The "blankets" on the crib are actually the Boga Babe play mats. Cute, yes?
Butterfly curtain rods = Target.
The second crib will go, here, where my old CD dresser currently stands - it's on the opposite end of the room as crib #1 but it's a cozy little space so they'll still be able to interact with one another, when the time comes to separate them (they'll share a crib for the first few months).
The dresser, which I've posted before, is still my favorite piece (found at Melrose Trading Post swap-meet.) The knobs were purchased at Anthropologie as well as World Market and Fable placed every single one of them (all by herself!) with her masterful eye. (If you'd like the link to any of the knobs in particular, let me know and I will add them to this post.)
In the meantime, here's the piece, changing pad (cover, Pottery Barn Kids) and all:
Giraffe + Zebra also from Anthropologie. Computer modem will eventually go elsewhere.
Now! Let's talk Boga Babe! Diane and I bonded over email several months ago re: our similar experiences with new Motherhood (she had her first child last year). She runs a wicked shop and her play mats are top notch and clearly made with love. I'm excited to offer you one in the same fabric + a more gender neutral brown:
the girls' Boga Babe mats (showing their reversible sides) on crib #1 (which will eventually have a mattress + bedding!)
play-mat for giveaway. Gorgeous, yes?
To win? Oh, I don't know. Tell me anything! A story! A quote! A happy thing that happened today! Don't forget to include your contact information! I'll pick one winner via random.org next Friday, July 8th. Good luck to all of you and thanks to Diane and Boga Babe for your generosity!
ED: I'd also like to thank you for letting me (over) share. I'm starting to realize maybe I should have saved my nursery reveal for the end, when everything is in its place and ready to rock, but I'm really having fun sharing my process... It calms my crazy, if that makes sense. Serenity now...
*congrats to commenter #42, Kirsten on winning your Boga Babe playmat! And thanks to all of you for participating with your happy news! Love to all and congrats, again, Kirsten!