So sweet Violet is three months old today. As always, time flies. I’m rocking her to sleep for a nap, and figure it’s time to document the completed nursery. There are still things to hang on walls and a door to paint, but the actual construction is done in this room (the only room in the house that can claim that honor!).
The purple walls and pink ceiling are so darn charming. The wooden child’s rocking chair/cradle is adorable and sweet. My mom painted a wooden bench with storage in it purple and blue for my old room at their house, and it works well against one wall without interfering with closet access. Also from my old room at mom and dad’s, a little chest with hydrangeas works well beneath a window. And, bargain alert!, the big comfy chair was a steal at the Pottery Barn Outlet.
Seriously, it would’ve cost more to buy all black get up and hire get away drivers and what have you to steal it. $80 for the uncovered chair, $60 for the slip cover. Both in perfect shape! The trick is to find the un slipcovered pieces during an extra 20% off upholstery sale.
This room is by far my favorite in the house. Having a nursery at all is such a blessing after having only 1 bedroom to share with the first two girls. Two adults, 1 toddler, and 1 newborn in my old bedroom at my parent’s was… cozy. This nursery feels like pure luxury in comparison!
So obviously it’s no longer the 19th. I had to come back to this post another day because, well, I have 3 kids. CD and a house to renovate. Things rarely get finished right away!
Photo courtesy of the awesome Nonnie Bella Photography. Crooked picture hanging courtesy of me. 😉
And the real star of the show:
The nursery has come a very long way. We aren’t actually done yet, of course, but it’s an amazing room. Mostly because of its 2 day new occupant.
So the baby is now 7.5 months old and the nursery still isn’t done, but at least it’s a lot closer now! Joe hung the door last weekend. Well, one of two doors. One goes to the new hallway we created, and one to Patricia’s room. I love that they’ll have a door they can use to sneak between rooms for secret meetings late at night. I had fun chiseling out the frame for the hinges, but didn’t get to do it for very long. Somebody decided he’d rather get to do the part that involved playing with super sharp tools instead of watching his wife have all the fun while simultaneously baby wrangling. Boys and their toys I guess, right? Anyway, quick pictures to come sometime.
Next week looks promising for getting some projects done. It’s my Dad’s spring break, and he’s offered to spend time here helping us. Only potential problems: he has another job that could come up (imagine, taking a paying job instead of free manual labor), there’s always Grandma duty (I hear a birthday present shopping for a soon to be 3 year old is in our near future), and he has like, photography and hobbies and things that don’t involve floor sanders/paint stripping/blind hanging. Who needs hobbies that don’t involve power tools or paint?! 😉 Working around those things though, we should actually get some good progress made with his help. Or, you know, eat lots of hamburgers at Stinson Airport while watching airplanes.
Ok, “done” it’s an overstatement since I need to caulk, putty, sand, prime & paint the closet trim, but the actual trim installation is done! Woohoo! Joe has spent hours custom cutting each board for the nursery closets. Next up is hanging the door & trimming it, theb onto all of that finishing work. St least he has adorable helpers. 🙂
I’m sitting outside my aunts flower shop just back from a round of deliveries. One kid is sleeping, the other nursing. I figured updating about a real house project would be a good idea.
That’s right, I said a real house project. Complete with table saw, hardware store, minor injuries & all. Lilys nursery us turning into quite the marathon project. Saturday, Joe made great headway on trimming out the closets. Matching the old trim & working around the completely non standard closets is time consuming say the least. There are all sorts of nooks & crannies to work around. He’s doing a great job though, and all thats left now are the plinth blocks, door & associated trim, then woods filter, sanding, primer, paint. Ok, so maybe it’s still a long list. Here are photos of how things sit now, including some of the details & pain in the rear pieces to work around.
Babies sleep in cribs, right? Well, finally ours does. I don’t mean she sleeps all night super well. Definitely not getting all braggy braggy about baby sleep. She certainly likes eating often at night. I mean she actually, finally, at 6.5 months has a crib to sleep in for those 30mins to 3 hour stretches! Part of the issue was that when we moved in, bug was still sleeping on her toddler bed, which used our crib mattress. Now that bug is in a full size bed we inherited, Lily can finally move into her new crib, even if it’s still in our room until the nursery is done. The best part? Patsy Lou has a new fort.
Freecycle is a beautiful thing. Our latest score is a nursery glider. Magically, it’s color scheme works perfectly with bugs room, so it will live there until the nursery is finished. The glider itself needs some work, but it’ll
do for now.
Especially for the price!
Any other freecycle finds?