Dave is the greatest guy I know. He put the crib and changing table together! Even though he had a whole other evening planned, when I arrived at home with the furniture he put his stuff aside and followed ridiculous instructions to assemble these for me. I love them both. Yes, it's a little fancy for Dave and Laura, but it's exactly what I wanted. The best part is that it doesn't make the room feel tiny. We picked the stuff out online, and though we had the dimensions you never really know how things are going to fit together until they're actually there. This is the smallest room in our house, but we want it to be the baby's room for a couple of reasons. The first being that it's right next to our room and the second being that we weren't using the room at all. It's convenient to make it into a nursery.
Next I want to ask Dave to build a book shelf for the room, and my ideas are similar to the ones found here and here. Basically something simple that sits against the wall or hooks onto the wall and shows the covers toward the room. We have a library full of books already, but I want a special shelf where some of the more treasured baby books go. I don't think it'll be too complicated to build, plus it won't be hard to find a stain to match the furniture - we could even leave it unfinished. Dave is a master at building shelves of all kinds, someday I should walk around the house and photograph the many shelves that he has put in. Until then, I'm going to go sit in that rocking chair and knit!