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.
- 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...
|Caulking in progress...|
|The finished interior...|
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!
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!
|Chest on the loading dock.|
|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!