Finally "finished" the new nursery up last weekend (it still needs some decorative stuff, but, for the most part it's ready to go).
We ended up doing some switch-a-roo-ing to make "everything" fit in terms of rooms of our house. Jacob's office was downsized and was moved to a section of our TV room (I was worried that it was going to be too crowded, but it actually turned out ok). Emily was moved from her nursery to a new "big girl room" that was Jacob's office, and the new baby will reside in the nursery that's been updated slightly since Emily's departure.
For those of you who have been reading my blog since Emily's arrival (and for those of you who haven't), here's a reminder of what the nursery looked like when it was her's. The main differences now is a new rug, new curtains (we actually got even NEWER curtains since the below photos were taken--they are all navy now) and some different wall decorations:
Emily's new "big girl room" is where most of my energy was spent. She already had her toddler bed, but needed a dresser, bookshelves/case, some organizational stuff, and some kind of seating... so I got to go shopping. =) We kept the curtains from her nursery, just moved them over, and reused the same rug. I found a great little dresser on a FB sales group and the bookcase from IKEA. I even got to pick out a new paint color for the walls! I wasn't sure what to do about seating, but was able to find a slipcover that worked for the chair that was in there when it was still Jacob's office. So that worked out, too! We did all of the painting and most of the furniture stuff back in August when Emily spent a week with her grandparents, and then we moved her in a couple of weeks later.
I think my kids have some pretty cute, comfy, cozy rooms if I do say so myself. ;) Now it's time to change up my own! lol