Saturday, June 30, 2007

All Done!

Abby's dresser is all done :) I think it turned out pretty well. I can't wait to start putting her clothes away in it. I'm also thinking that I might be able to put a changing pad on part of it? What do you guys think???? The dresser is actually wider then it looks in the picture and it would fit one.

Once I get her dresser filled then I will tackle her closet. It's not to pretty right now. Thanks also for the suggestions to separate her clothes by size. I'm embarrassed to say that I have done that. The clothes in her closet are size 9 months to 12 - 18 months. I know, I am out of control :) A lot of the clothes are hand me downs though. I am never one to turn those down. I love baby clothes! Plus I have been buying cute baby stuff for others for years and it's now finally my turn :)

I will say though for you guys that are much earlier in the process, if you can control your self try and space buying your baby clothes out. The reason I say that now is because I am still seeing Lot's of cute stuff I want out there. Now I am having a hard time though cause I know she will never be able to wear everything so I can't justify buying anything else. (Unless of course it's really cute!)




27 comments:

Krista said...

The dresser turned out beautiful. I think a changing pad is a great idea. I'm doing the exact same thing with an old antique dresser of mine.

Here's a trick to get away with still buying the cute clothes. Buy bigger sizes. Mia has sizes ranging from 9 mths to 4T. I swear I'm not kidding. I wish I were...

amy said...

How precious! You did a great job. We are just starting out and the one thing I want to find is a girlie bookshelf.Thats all! I can hold out for clothes and such for a while, but i love books..
thanks for sharing

kris said...

WOWSER. That is ONE stuffed closet full of CUTE. The dresser looks fabulous.

I can't control my sister buying stuff, I feel like I already have too much (some is the stuff I had for Gracen)- I decided what she doesn't use I'm passing on to her orphanage in China... :O)

Stacy said...

The dresser is adorable! It turned out so nice. I think a changing pad would be perfect. That is what I plan to do with the dresser in our nursery. I don't want to buy a changing table because I am not sure how much I will really use it. I thought a pad would be more practical.

I have tried not to buy too many clothes, yet. I have bought some, but I am just afraid that it will be out of style by the time Tori finally comes home. Do baby clothes go out of style? :)

Enjoy your Sunday.

Lisa and Doug said...

The dresser is beautiful! Well done!

Julie said...

Adorable dresser!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

The dresser turned out really cute.. And I would put a changing pad up there too.. GREAT idea..
Have a great day..
Kim

Joannah said...

Wow! Abby is going to live like a princess. You have so much cute stuff for her. She's a lucky girl. ;-)

Lisa and Tate said...

Love the dresser! I think definitely get that changing pad for the top of it. This is what I have planned for Tate's room.

I totally understand the buying baby clothes thing. I liken the shopping to feeling connected to our gals!

Hugs
Lisa

Stephe said...

Great minds think alike!!! LOL. My closet is stuffed full too! It's definately a great tip for those behind us to ....PACE YOURSELF. But little girls clothes are just TOO CUTE! By the way, your dresser came out awesome and I say yes to the changing pad. I'm doing the same thing...no sense in buying a changing table!

Sherry Mc said...

Beautiful! Maybe Quackers will switch to lying on the dresser. Where did you say your clothes were? xo Mom

C.J. said...

The dresser looks fabu!

Holy Moly- girlfriend Abby is not going to be in need of a wardrobe to be sure.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Looks awsome Jen! I like how you have the closet organized.

Catherine said...

Great job on the dresser! Love the knobs you chose. Guess I'll need to look for those next time I'm down in the good 'ole USA. Wish we would get Target here too.

Have fun with the closet. It's so hard not to buy, buy...buy!

Colleen said...

I love the dresser!! So pretty! Stop buying clothes. I'm saying from experience...LOL!!!!

Sophie's Mom said...

Beautiful dresser, I sure would throw a changing pad on top. You won't really be able to buckle her on, but keep your supplies right there, and she'll probably be too big to buckle, anyway.

The closet is so stuffed! Love all the clothes. I bought and bought and accepted all hand-me-downs too. (then I weeded through them to pick my faves)

My Sophia is 2 1/2, and I'm always picking up cute things on sale and bigger. She WILL grow into them! In face, this year July 4th, she'll wear the flag dress I bought on clearance after the 4th last year!

You're one prepared lady!

Wendy said...

The dresser is beautiful! And I totally get where your at in the clothes department. I have to stop buying stuff because who knows when our child will come. Maybe I should start buying for a three year old? Or maybe more toys??

Headmeister said...

I'm already feeling that I might have a little shopping problem on my hands (and thanks for the comment to "keep on keepin' on" with the purchases! lol!). The dresser looks gorgeous, and yes - throw a changing pad on top! That's what I'm planning too! Takes care of two things at once!

And BTW - if you DID want to have a buckle for the changing pad, you could buy the buckle and straps, open the top drawer on one side, and staple gun the strap to the underside of the top of the dresser - then staple the other one to the back. When not in use, tuck the back one under the mat, and the other inside the top drawer :)

Two Kayaks said...

Your little one will be well dressed...both in clothes and in furniture. Stumbled across your blog tonight and sure glad I did. :)

Laura said...

The dresser is beautiful and the changing pad idea is a good one. That is what I did, then I just purchased a cute baby care cart from Target to hold all the "changing table" stuff plus.

Laura said...

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Laura
http://forever-a-family.blogspot.com/

Shayla's Mom said...

The dresser looks great! My gosh, your baby has more clothes than I do! That reminds me...I need to go shopping...

She's one lucky little girl!

Lisa
LID 11/21/05

Mom of 5 said...

Great job !!

Shannon S said...

The dresser really looks good! I can't believe all those clothes. Abby is totally stylin'. (I hate to shop so poor Ellie is gonna have to run around nekkid!)

Donna said...

Wow, the dresser looks amazing...great job!

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

The dresser is totally gorgeous.
IMHO you can fit a change pad on there and then at the end put a cute basket filled with diapers and wipes..cute!

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Yayyy....I havent been blogging much lately. WOW.....Abby's room is great. Look at her closet!! I have too left the tags on everything, but soon they will come off!!! Love the dresser!! Your getting close, so close!! Cant wait until you have a picture of Abby's sweet face in your hands!!