Guess who only has 2.5 months until this chicken nugget is due? This mamma! It seems like I just spilled the beans about our family’s new addition and here I am, in the third trimester, slowly working on putting the bits and pieces of the nursery together.
My game plan is to work on the nursery now and then save the majority of the blog posts and full nursery reveal for after I have the baby. This will help me have some blog posts in my back pocket while on “maternity leave” from blogging and give me some down time from the blog while I’m in the blissful zombie fog that is taking care of a newborn.
But I get so excited when a little bit of progress is made I have to sneak in some updates here and there for ya. This weekend I put together an piece of furniture that I am thrilled to share with you. Normally, about 80% of the furniture in my house is hand-painted or refurbished by me in some way. But buying a new piece of furniture was so appealing because I am 7 months pregnant and I was not in the mood to paint anything this weekend!
I have been on the lookout for several pieces of furniture for the nursery: a bookshelf, an end-table, and a toy box. And after browsing interwebs I found the perfect fit on Sauder’s website. The Pogo Bookcase/Headboard served all three of those purposes and saved me lots of precious nursery real estate by using just one piece of furniture. How could I pass it up? I ordered the piece of furniture on Friday and it was on my doorstep the following Wednesday, ready for me to assemble.
Sauder’s instructions were a piece of cake and in 45 minutes I had my piece assembled and ready for use.
Talk about instant gratification! I wish all of my DIY projects went this smoothly. I have to confess I was feeling a little guilty going the easy route and not DIYing this piece of furniture but after a little digging around I found out Sauder’s products and packaging are made from up to 97% recycled material. Plus, Sauder Woodworking Co. is based in the United States and manufactures all of it’s furniture in Archbold, Ohio. Knowing all of that makes me feel so much better than buying a piece of furniture made in China. Sauder is still a privately held, third generation, family-run business. I love that!
The Pongo Bookcase has tons of storage, lots of room for books, and will also double as an end-table next to the glider – where I will be spending lots of time those first few months.
The soft white finish is neutral enough to grow up with the baby’s bedroom into toddler and preschool years.
Sauder didn’t skimp on the details, such as the silver ID tags, making the piece feel extra special. This bookshelf has years of use ahead of it and I am relieved to have knocked something off of my nursery to-do list!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.