Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nesting Projects

Looking back to the end of my pregnancy, I really do not think I nested in the traditional way you would think a pregnant woman would nest. I didn't get on my hands and knees to clean my hardwood floors or completely re-organize every closet in my house. I feel like my main focus was on all the unfinished projects that I knew we were close to finishing. My main focus in the house was to get most of our window treatments up, or at least the easy ones. I had already purchased the guest bedroom curtains. Remember these? I am reusing the West Elm brown and cream panels that I had originally bought for our kitchen. The comforter in the room is blue, brown, and cream so they go perfectly. I was so thrilled that I was able to reuse those curtains because I really did love them, just not in the kitchen. I also wanted to put up the West Elm brown grommet curtains in the dining room that I had purchased. All I really needed was to make a trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to buy all the necessary curtain rods. I was literally in labor and walking laps around my kitchen to help relieve the pain as Jeff put up the last curtain rod in our dining room. Nothing like finishing them up right on time. I feel so good now knowing that these projects are taken care of. I am still not completely finished with all of the window treatments in our house but it feels good to have two rooms down!!!

Guest Bedroom: Still a work in progress but one step closer now with window treatments!

Dining Room: This room is also a work in progress, I would like to paint above the chair rail a silvery blue and eventually buy a dining room set. The furniture is right now random pieces from my apartment and our old house.


  1. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Gosh, girl I remember nesting! HA....I sure got on my hands and knees and cleaned it seemed all day every day!! haha....organizing, etc....Your house is pretty!!! Love the window treatment and the view outside the window!!:)The snow looks so pretty!!

  2. I love your dining room.... I remember nesting....I started when I was 5 mths pregnant with Kelcee and I was like organizing EVERYTHING.... not anymore....LOL
    Summer :0)

  3. Girl, I never nested with either one of my girls. I was too tired! ha! :)

  4. Hey there... I just ran across your blog. Love it! I adore the curtains too... and as for nesting, I was totally the Text Book Nester. This house is still shiny from all the cleaning and it's been 4 1/2 months (or longer). I read your birth story too. I can totally relate with majority of it as well. :)

  5. I love how open your house feels!

  6. Everything looks so pretty Karen!

    Your home has so many amazing details with the wide moldings, columns and chair rails. ~Lovely.

  7. I love the chair rail and run in the dining room - it looks really great!

    I've given you the Sunshine Award so come over and claim it!


  8. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I am just now getting to our dining room after 6 months in this house. Its the first time we have ever had an official dining room and not a play room! Hope baby girl is doing better and you are getting some rest!


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