Our house has three bedrooms. Well, it could have four, but that’s a debate for another time. We like to call that fourth one “the living room”, especially since that where the back door is! Since we moved in, we assumed that the room across from the laundry closet would be where our children would start out — the nursery, I guess. But as we’ve been planning things, it became clear that that room is drastically smaller than the other, even though it’s technically about a two square feet difference. But the layout just makes it feel awkward and small. So we needed to move some plans around. We rearranged all our furniture, sent some borrowed furniture home to Mama, cleaned out a few closets, and generally got things ready to make a child’s room.
Last weekend, we finally started making the room into what it needs to be. I had been stalking Craigslist for a chair, and found a great one for $25. We drove about 45 minutes away to pick it up on Saturday morning, and then spent a good part of the weekend working in the room. I never remember to take pictures of projects before I start them, but I did this time! I wish I had gotten a picture of all our extra beds and such stacked up against the wall to start with. Actually, no I don’t; it was rather embarrassing. So here is what our baby room looks like so far……
The first issue was a pile of yard sale stuff, an old fan, and my guitar. It all needed to go to storage or a new place in the house.
I hadn’t really realized how much I had been just laying stuff on Granny’s hutch to avoid finding a better place. Our plan for this piece is that it has a date with some pale green spray paint when the weather warms up, and then the bottom part will be our changing table. The top shelves detach, and we’ll put it back on when a child is old enough to need a dress with shelves for books and such.
We’ve been stowing stuff in the closet for our Future Children for a while. The funny thing is that things we had to remove from this closet included my wedding dress, a large case containing a KISS box set, an Iron Maiden box set, as well as countless amounts of Zakk Wylde and Black Sabbath paraphernalia, a set of Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and extra Christmas wrapping paper purchased for next year. Why, yes, we are eclectic around here!
After a few hours of diligent working (and vacuuming, and a trip to storage), the room is finally starting to look like it’s ready for a coat of paint!
Our new chair fits great in the corner, and with two new bolts courtesy of Brian, it’s seriously the most comfortable chair in the house!
Merle was relieved to have his favorite spot cleared off, and supervised our work as usual!
The next step is to make some curtains so we can match the paint up, and to clean up a mysterious spot on the carpet that looks like grease. Neither of us rebuilt a transmission in this room in the past four years, so we’re not sure what it is. But after curtains and spot-removal comes my least favorite part but most favorite result: paint!
Happy Monday, everybody!