Today, I thought I'd update you on nursery progress. Since I've talked so much about the nursery - and the stresses I've experienced in getting a color scheme and furniture picked out for it - I thought I would do a couple of progress posts as we tackle this project. I have some inspiration pieces that I plan to share, but I thought it might be good to show you all what we are working with first. Over the weekend, the hubs and I buckled down and got to work. And by work, I mean work. Several hours worth of bending and lifting. Cleaning and sorting. Organizing and re-arranging. Sweeping and mopping. Dusting and wiping. Pushing and pulling. Tacking and nailing. It was hard. But rewarding. And not just because I burned enough calories to justify eating more Valentine chocolate than anyone should in a day...
But because we are finally looking at what will be baby boy's nursery. We have made visible progress and it excites me to no end. I thought I would share a few glimpses of our progress with you. In looking back, I should have taken a few more pictures while in the process of dismantling the rooms, so that you ladies could get the full effect of what we are dealing with. But, I didn't, so the two hastily snapped smartphone shots I did get will just have to do.
First Up: The nursery - 'Before.' (Formerly known as the 'black and white' guest room)
|Sorry it's so blurry - it looked fine on my phone screen. And please ignore Ellie's crate in the corner.|
Because of this, we have decided to keep the black and white room. Just not in it's original abode. Because this room is closer to our bedroom than our other guestroom, we decided to make this room the nursery. So, on Saturday, we hauled everything out of the other guest room for storage, and moved everything in the black and white guest room right next door. Despite being very time consuming and laborious, it was fairly simple to just switch the rooms. You see, the other guest room has been sadly neglected over the last 2 years - ever since we purchased the home in fact. Oh, it's been functional. With a bed, dresser, chest and nightstand. But it's never gotten the amount of TLC that the other rooms in the house have gotten. I like to think that's because subconsciously I knew we would eventually be making room for a baby and wouldn't need this space for guests. Whatever the reason, this room has now been transformed and looks just gorgeous in all of it's black and white glam glory.
|View into the other guest room after we completed the transition.|
|It looks so much bigger without any furniture in it (this shot was taken from halfway into the room). It literally echoes in there now. I can't wait to fill it up with pretty furniture and interesting textures.|