My mom picked up the baskets we found at Tar.get. So we now have 8 baskets on one section of the built ins all ready to organize our baby items as they begin to arrive. Drew the cat really likes them and I have a feeling she will be very disappointed when the get filled.
We also got some great toys and other items from my friend Pam a few weeks ago and have filled the toy basket that my mom bought us (matches the shelf baskets) It is so great to see actual baby toys in the room. Very cool!
Shazam and our awesome friend Chort will be going to I.kea to pick up the dresser (and I am sure a few things we didn't think we needed but can't leave without) tomorrow. Shazam also picked up some paint samples just to make sure of the color. We are thinking of doing an accent wall with a darker shade of the green we picked out. I think we will probably end up painting the room the lighter color and then seeing if we need a pop of color to jazz the place up. I find it so hard to visualize with only small sq ares on the wall.
In that vein I played around with a free room design software online tonight (this of course is instead of working on tomorrows lesson, sorry kids!) to get an idea of how every thing will fit in the room. http://tinyurl.com/l67wjn
I must say I am very excited how it seems to be coming along! It is pretty cool and easy to use. You pick the furniture from drop down menus and then can change the size, pivot and move it around your room very easily! I think it took me about 45 min to make the whole room. The room and furniture is to scale (the room's dimensions are 12'9" x 11'5" with the built in book case taking up 10 inches of that 2nd dimension). Here is how it came out. Just so you know the crib graphic shows the rainbow bedding! How did they know I was making a gay nursery!