Friday, we went furniture shopping for Brody. It was a lot of fun- I love this part of the process! It was way easier than it was when we were looking for Knox’s furniture since I actually had an idea of what I wanted this time. We went to our local baby furniture store (which is amazing) and browsed. Well, the adults browsed for a minute before chasing Knox around the store for a while- for whatever reason, he LOVES that store! He loved climbing the beds and tried to drag off a life-sized black lab stuffed animal… I guess he thought it was his dog, Brock!
The first crib we saw as we walked in, Trevor said “I like it. Let’s get it.” Well, that actually ended up being our favorite. Before we purchased it though, we walked to the store’s clearance center next door. It’s brand new and we had never been in before. Lo and behold, a nearly identical crib was inside. Both were the same brand (Baby’s Dream) but one had feet and the other had crown molding at the bottom. Also? One was $200 less. Yep, that’d be the one we picked!! Here is our crib, Baby’s Dream Legendary in an espresso finish:
I love it, and I love it even more for the great deal we got on it! We also bought a Colgate spring mattress, which is the same one Knox has. We didn’t find a glider we liked there within our budget, so we ended up buying one from… Wal-mart! Our friends have the same one (Enchanted Camelot Glider in espresso) and have loved it, so we decided to go with that one. It’s the exact look I wanted (identical to my inspiration room), and for under $400, a great price!
We’re picking up the crib and mattress next week, and the chair should be here within the next two or three weeks. That leaves us with the dresser to refinish and the bedding (dun, dun, dun!) to buy. I have hereby decided NOT to do custom bedding. Even though I found a place in town that does it for a reasonable price, I have to go ahead and “Just Say No” for sanity’s sake. I cannot decide on a fabric to save my life. Actually, I can’t find a darn thing I like, to be honest with you, and if I have to look at another swatch I may throw up all over it. So, I am giving up and buying pre-made!! We are deciding between these two:
Serena and Lily “Ben”
Restoration Hardware “Embroidered Safari”
Ironically, I do not generally like things with “themes” or pictures on them, but I do like both of these. Trevor likes the Serena and Lily best because it’s brighter, but I know his room will be bright and cheerful with the wall color, accessories and art work, so I’m not worried about the colors as much. I’m just trying to decide which I like better. Of course, the RH Baby set is $100 cheaper, too, so that doesn’t hurt! I like the serenity of that set, but I like the color scheme of the other.
As far as artwork goes, I’ve pinned a lot of ideas, and I have a lot of plans, but I know for sure I just have to have these decals- they are so much fun!
I am so thankful we refinanced our house a few months ago, I can’t even tell you! We got just enough money back to pay for all of Brody’s furniture and new carpet- how perfect is that?! It almost makes it worth the incredible headache I received working with the underwriting company for what seemed like years. I have to say, it has been a fun birthday weekend so far, even though my actual b-day isn’t until tomorrow. I’ve enjoyed time spent with my boys, a nice dinner last night and a long pedicure today. I love to get things accomplished, so that’s made it an even better weekend so far!
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