Well, in my attempt to be productive in spite of all the roadblocks, I went ahead and picked out paint colors for the nursery. We also picked out a new carpet for the living room and an area rug for the nursery (we will be picking up the old carpet in the guest room and putting down pergo... is that how you spell it?)
The only thing purchased so far is the paint, and I just went to town! I already cut in and put two coats on 2 of the walls! (We are going to have 4 different colored walls, which is what I always wanted to do in the nursery.) We left the color that was already in the guest room, called "Angel Wings"- a very light lavendar - on the front wall. On the right wall, I painted whispering peach. On the left wall, butter (yellow). And on the back wall, today I will be doing caribbean blue. Then I bought a quart of light pistachio green to put leafy/vine designs around all four walls... I'm thinking the height of wainscoating.
I will show you pictures as soon as all 4 are painted! I'm so proud of myself!
I think once we have the furniture in there, it will look sooooo nice :) I've picked out honey-stained wood nursery furniture. We already have a wood Dutailier glider that I bought on eBay, with green cushions. The area rug will be the "gender-specific" piece, so we will get one with mostly pinks if it's a girl, and one with mostly greens and blues if it's a boy. (If What's a girl or boy, you're probably thinking. Yeah, so am I.)
Anyway, that is what has been filling up my days lately. I think I'll get started on that back wall now.
By popular demand, here is a picture (from my phone, so not the best quality... you can't really appreciate the color of the whispering peach right side wall, but this gives you an idea, anyway. That door on the left in the back is the bathroom, and you can squint to see the bright green walls in there, that I decorated last year.) Notice, too, my awesome glider in the middle of the pile of chairs thrown in the middle of the room, lol!