Friday, July 23, 2010

The bones of the nursery

Sorry it has taken soo LONG to share these pictures!

This is what the room that would become the nursery looked like before 
it got it's face lift.

We inherited these yucky, stained blinds when we bought the house.
I think the previous owner sat and smoked all day long and didn't know how to 
open their windows or something!

We are getting rid of all of them, and have applied plenty coats of Kilz paint on our walls, lol.

( the closet wall )

( plain ceiling )

( more ceiling lol )

The first thing I did was paint some clouds for Sophie (and me) on the ceiling!

I used a soft grey-blue for the base so they didn't really stand out against 
the blue green color that we had on the wall.

Up next was adding all the wainscoting, window trimming, fresh, 
crisp white semi gloss paint, and crown moulding:

Looking brighter already!!

After that -and why things take so long- came the hardwood flooring.
Which we make ourselves. We love it but it adds to the time it takes 
in finishing everything. We do save cash though, lol!!

Here we are with freshly painted walls ( "beige glow" from kilz) ,
a new rug from Overstock -which I LOVE- 
and beautiful walnut floors.

The clouds really stand out nicely now that the walls are lighter and calmer.

Next we hung a chandelier that I already had, 
 then I made some curtains. I decided to remove the closet doors and hang curtains in that doorway also. 
The closet is going to be  housing  the computer soon.

To hang the curtains we used my brilliant idea of using metal conduit
instead of over-paying for rods!

excuse the bad pics, we need a new camera.

So there you have it! This is what Sophie's room is looking like now.

We have also  finished the cradle, her dresser,  the hot air balloon lights, and made a frame for the "ballooning 
over Paris" print- so I will share all that with you soon!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, so much hard work!! But boy is the room looking gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more....

Fallon said...

Wow! That's all I ever have to say about you and your hubbies work. I still can't believe you make your own flooring. And what you did with the walls is fantastic. the lighting and curtains are wonderful. Can't wait to see the rest!

Shannon said...

It is looking great! I can't believe y'all make your own furniture and wood floors. That is awesome! :)