Way back last October when we closed on the house, I posted some pictures here with the intention that they would serve as some before shots. I have never posted any "after" shots. The main reason is that I haven't really done anything to the house. Our yard is done, except the fence, so I do need to post some pictures of that. But the inside? No decorating going on here. Between moving in, the holidays, and having a baby, I haven't had the time. And since we still own a house in Houston (don't ask, it's a sore subject) I haven't had the money either.
But I finally put together a nursery for Jackson, and I did it all for under $10. When we first moved in, we had painters that came in and touched up walls and trim throughout the house. I had them paint this room and the Master Bedroom at that time. For the rest of the room, I simply told myself I could only use things I already had. (I have stuff. I mean I have done 2 boy nurserys before). The only money I spent was one small project and printing photos. Here it is:
Looking back the other direction:
Over his crib. This is where I made a little art project. $6 for Ikea frames, scrapbook paper I already had, and a $1 letter painted red.
On the side table, I love this picture.
Framed pictures from his newborn shoot:
And what may be my favorite thing in the room. Right when you walk in, there is a little wall jutting out. (It's the closet.) Well, when we first moved here and were staying with my parents, I found this needlepoint that my grandmother made me when I was little. I just put it in a frame I already had, and I love it. I love the retro feel of it, but mostly I love having a little piece of my grandma in this room. I loved her and had a special relationship with her. I wish she could have met all my boys.
Up close. See it even has my name on it!