Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nursery Progress

Ohhh the nursery... I have about a million ideas for the nursery and can't really narrow them down until we find out more about this sweet babe in about two weeks...I mean it's hard to choose paint colors when you don't know if you'll be putting a baby boy or baby girl in this little room!

For the time being, the goal has been to finish as much as we can of the nursery. Here are a few of the items on the checklist:
  • Return dresser, coffer, and bedside table to McIntosh Cottage Antiques. We have a great arrangement with my parents and were able to turn in the first pieces we borrowed from them and will eventually pick out a few other pieces for the nursery.
  • Sell and move bed. Our old bed became someone's new bed!
  • Finish the inside of the new closet.
  • Caulk new bookshelf and closet (Almost done!)
  • Mud new sheet rock on new closet.
  • Finish hanging trim.
  • Caulk all new trim.
  • Remove window cornices.
  • Replace old window trim.
  • Paint.
  • Build, cover, and hang new window cornices.
  • Put together the crib.
  • Purchase and install new furniture.

As you can see, we still have quite a a few items on the to-do list, but we've made some progress. Here are a few pictures to document what we've done so far...
Empty room!!
The picture above was taken before the inside of the new close was those it's empty there are quite a few things on the floor!

About halfway through finishing the inside of the closet, which only consisted of hanging the second rack, the nursery became a catch all...
Caulking in progress...
Once we got the second rack installed in the closet, we moved some items from the floor into the closet so we could have a clean slate. It will certainly make painting this room easier to have it completely empty! *Notice Baby already has a few things hanging in his/her closet!

The finished interior...
While at home a few weeks ago, we (and by we, I mean my parents) dug out this great chest for me from the warehouse. It needs a paint job, but the size is what really sold me on this piece. This chest if five feet long and almost two feet deep. It will be the perfect size to hold a changing pad on one end and a lamp and basket on the other. Because the nursery is small, we're trying to minimize the amount of furniture we put in, without minimizing our storage.

We'll choose a paint, color, likely one from Farrow & Ball their paint colors are perfect for painted furniture. And I'm toying with the idea of adding some chunky feet to this chest, but we'll see! We don't want it to be too tall!
Chest on the loading dock.
I love the detail on the drawer pulls and will probably remove them for painting and give them a good polish before putting them back on. I'm leaning towards painting the chest a blue/gray if we are having a boy or an off-white if we are having a girl. But, all of that is subject to change since we haven't even begun to look at colors for the nursery itself!
Close-up of the drawer front.
We're making a little bit of progress on the nursery and I'm looking so forward to our gender reveal in just two weeks! Once we know if this babe is a boy or girl, we'll really be able to pull the trigger on a lot of our plans! 

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