This week, I finished two major projects for the Blueberry's room. The first was her library shelves. I bought some moulding, which normally goes around doors. Then I got some 3 inch by 1/2 inch wood. My little brother was very helpful when I called him from Home Depot, where I had been standing in front of the moulding section for like 45 minutes.
Then I bought some cherry stain to match the crib, and some polyurathane. I am really proud of myself because this project took 4 days. And I was really patient, I took all 4 days. I glued the shorter shelves with Titebond. With the longer shelves, I had to nail them together because it's possible the wood I purchased was cheap and thus warped.
Here is the final product! There will be 4 shelves.
Mike doing the hand modeling.
We put her crib together a week ago. Mike picked it out and it really looks beautiful.
In this picture, you can see the mobile I made and the new corner shelves. Mike hung the shelves while I was at work earlier in the week. On the top shelf are a few keepsakes, a few little things from my mom and a picture of Mike's great grandfather's signature, which says "God is love". On the second shelf, are her beautiful silver Noah's Ark bank from Margaret and Bob. Also on that shelf are baby pictures of Mike and I, just so she can have some goals for how cute she should work to be. We haven't decided what goes on the 3rd shelf, but currently, it holds our very precious teddy bears.
This is the final mobile! It's butterflies because they remind me of my grandmother. On the year anniversary of her death, I was talking on the phone to my aunt, sitting outside of my internship at Wright-Patterson in Ohio, talking about how much we missed Grandma. I started to cry and a butterfly came and landed on my knee. I felt my Grandma in that moment and ever since, butterflies have had a special meaning to me. I wanted to share that love and protection that I felt that day with the sweet girl.
Here are our respective childhood bears- Mr. Kawawa and Sleepy Bear. They will watch over the squirt. Who am I kidding. Sometimes when Mike is out of town I still sleep with Mr. Kawawa.