Author: Becky Sizelove
Although not totally finished, I wanted to do a little reveal of Sawyer's nursery. I found that getting the baby's room nearly complete was the most therapeutic experience for me. For one, I love home decorating. It is a side passion of mine. But this task brought deeper meaning to me than decorating. I was preparing a space that reflected who I thought my son might be and how he might fit into our nature-loving family. During my pregnancy, I was extremely busy at my job and sometimes felt I didn't have enough time to prepare for the arrival of my little nugget. I got home feeling very tired every night. Also, we needed to refinish the upstairs of our old house (think walls, floors, the whole gamet) before we could even think of bringing in furniture and tiny details.
There are still some finishing pieces to complete -- painting the doors, hanging some John Muir quote pictures I bought, adding a blanket ladder -- but for now it feels ready for the baby. I thought I'd never get to that point, but we made it! With the room not being totally complete, I think it has left room for getting creative. The spot where I was going to hang a John Muir quote is currently holding a page from the first vintage book I ever bought. Our dog Ragnar chewed up the book and I kept some of the pieces. In a moment of inspiration, I hung it up in the room. I'm not sure if I will keep it there, but I love the process of adding in little pieces of our old life into the new baby's room. The John Muir quotes are being added to reflect the 10 days we trekked through California, particularly Yosemite, where I had a feeling I might be pregnant but thought it couldn't possibly be true. I found out two days after I returned from that trip that I was in fact pregnant. I can't wait to go back with our son and tell him about how his mom and dad were there and I was growing him without really knowing it. Putting a nursery together is a reflection of the family baby is entering and it's such a fun experience. I hope you enjoy the little tour!