Making Room for Baby #2

One of the reasons I love finding out the baby’s gender is the chance to plan the nursery. And now that we know baby #2 is a boy, it’s time to get moving.

He’ll be in what we currently call the “computer room.” Which, in all reality, is the place we store the ever important things like Lucas’ college beer coozie collection and my rarely used knitting supplies. There’s also a nice shot glass collection, and a hand-me-down loveseat that I halfheartedly covered about a year ago, and has been doing a fine job of collecting dust ever since.

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This is also the last-remaining wallpapered room in the house. Hopefully it comes down as cleanly as it did in Marco’s Room de Toile. It’s kind of like a burlap print, which isn’t the most offensive we’ve seen, but definitely isn’t something we want to keep around, either.

I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be doing in that room, but I’ve been leaning towards a navy and lime green feel. I’ve found some examples that I really, really love, and I’ve found some examples that I really don’t. So, I’m being cautious as I move ahead. I’ve found a few starter pieces for inspiration.

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I love that sweater moose head. It’s made from upcycled sweaters. The only problem is, there’s no guarantee which sweater you’ll be getting. So, while that one is pretty adorable, there’s always the risk of getting some purple and tangerine argyle combo instead. Hmm. Risk worth taking?

As for the walls, I think I’ll keep them neutral. Like a soft gray. But, then again…maybe one lime green wall (or dark navy??) wouldn’t hurt? This is pretty cute:


I’m feeling good about the color combination. Now it’s just a matter of finding the motivation to clear out the room and strip that wallpaper. And figure out where we’re going to store/hide everything in there. Ugh. Did I mention that room also served as my overflow closet? Yep, a lot to do and the clock is ticking! Those moms weren’t kidding when they said pregnancy #2 flies by!

Anyway, just to finish things off, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and post a few before and afters of Marco’s room. Such a fun transformation. I seriously can’t believe that toile. I won’t mention names, but a few people questioned why we were taking it down…

Before (obviously)


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Holy cow we came a long way!



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