Friday, April 12, 2013

Updated nursery and a feature

First off, thank you all so much for the comments and emails about my last post. You guys are so sweet and made me feel so supported and loved! His new job is going really, really well and things at home are great. It was a little strange the first week getting used to his new hours but now I feel like everyone is on the same schedule.....and it's SO nice! He used to work from about five or six am until three or four pm, depending on what was going on that day. Now he's a eight to fiver, which means I can get up early, workout and then cook breakfast for all of us before he leaves in the morning. Hooray for family meals! :)

Anyway, this morning I was checking my news feed on Facebook and saw that I was featured over at Young House Love today. Total surprise and shock! I had actually forgotten about sending the email. So head on over and check it out if you haven't already and a big thanks to John and Sherry for featuring my ever-evolving living room!!

Speaking of ever-evolving, we rearranged Isaac's nursery while the hubby was off a few weeks ago. We were in the process of painting our master bedroom (I promise I'll have pics soon, I'm still working on reupholstering the headboard) and didn't want our little chunker breathing in paint fumes so he slept in his own room. Gasp! I know!! The best part? He slept great, it actually worked.

Once we figured that out and decided to keep him there we had some work to do.
Isaac just started crawling and can sit up great on his own but because he's so big  he ends up rolling over in his sleep and whacking his head into the crib sides all the time. The crib we have has closed ends on the sides. They're solid and not rails, which is a pretty popular style these days. The problem with that is that you can't use traditional crib bumpers because you don't have any rails to tie them too. On top of that, bumpers aren't very safe and almost no one makes cute ones them anymore. However, since he is completely able to get himself around and can crawl and sit up on his own I'm not worried about it.

I bought these bumpers from WalMart for $20. They come in four pieces, two long ones for the front and back and two short for the ends. I just recovered the long pieces and added new ties. The added bonus is that his binky's don't fall through the rails now. If you have a crib like ours with the solid sides and need a bumper alternative you should try this one, super easy and very cheap!

Ok, onto the pictures.

I would eventually like to add one or two of these acrylic shelves under the window and a mobile, but it'll do for now. :)


The Remodeled Life said...

Found you through Young House Love! Love your blog and your style!

Katie Waddell said...

Thank you! :)

Erin said...

Room looks great but I'm having a hard time getting over my jealousy re your independently sleeping baby! Awesome!

Katie Waddell said...

Aw, thanks! Everyone has colds right now so he's still getting up a few times a night but progress is progress! :)

Anonymous said...

Came to your site via YHL and read your About page. You NEED to read this.

Katie Waddell said...

Thank you for your concern but I worked with a client a few years ago building a house. My client and I worked along with their contractor at deciding window/skylight and wall placement, along with every other aspect of that house from paint to flooring.

Katie Waddell said...

I'd also like to point out that I'm very up front about the fact that I haven't had any education for design. All of my clients have known this prior to working with me, I'm not trying to fool anyone. I'd also suggest that you read this article:

Katherine said...

Great article, I agree with it wholeheartedly and that is why I wanted to inform you that stating that you are a self taught interior designer is false. You are a self taught designer or self taught interior decorator. As the head of your business, and for when you hire assistants, or other decorators and designers you may call yourself Principal Designer, but you are Not an interior designer. I say this as a Certified Interior Decorator. I went to night school for 5 years for my certification and that is how our "group" can differentiate from talented self starters.
I considered self starting as an Interior Designer, but I was highly uncomfortable with my lack of training. It was then that I researched going back to school and realized that that would require a degree so I decided on becoming an Interior Decorator. There's a difference between the two even if the public at large is not aware of that difference.
I'll leave you with a quote from your linked article

( on being called a decorator )
But I fully embrace it, reserving “designer” for those who are formally-trained, with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans to prove it.

Katie Waddell said...

Katherine, thank you for your insight and although I understand what you are saying I still respectfully disagree. In the article Betsy Burnham refers to herself as a 'self taught' interior designer. Also, Jen Ramos of Made by Girl had this to say in the comment portion: "Some people have NO degrees and can design/decorate better than those who do. No one at the end of the day should have the right to define us... but ourselves." I call myself an interior designer because of the experience I have, if that is offensive to you I am sorry.