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Nursery Update!

So this is where we started with the nursery this weekend. It was full of stuff that had just landed there when we moved in and hadn't been touched. Plus it was full of some of the stuff for the baby. The windows were filthy, the closet was dirty, and it wasn't terribly impressive.

So we got to work.  Friday night we cleared out the room except for the armchair and a few other things.  Saturday morning we took down the closet doors and started scrubbing.  And painting.  And scrubbing some more.

Here we are in all of our glory.  Lovely.  And another lovely thing is the fact that we have no overhead lighting in any of our bedrooms.  Eventually Paul hopes to install some but for now we're making do with the plug-in and hang lights (at least the outlet is controlled by a light switch by the door!).  So if anyone has suggestions for how to both "baby proof" and "ugly proof" the cord running up the wall from the outlet please let me know!

By 1 pm on Sunday we were mostly done.  We'd painted the trim, the walls, the interior of the closet, and a bookshelf.  We'd set up the crib with the help of Paul and cleaned every inch of the room. 

The walls were painted in "faded denim."  The bookshelf and closet are "asparagus." 

Here's the crib corner.  This crib was mine when I was a baby- the end with the colored circles on it is plexi-glass. 

And here's the closet.  Originally we'd planned to put bi-fold doors on the closet and install an organizer system of some sort.  The changing table was headed for that wall to the left of the closet.  But when we brought it upstairs it fit nicely into the closet nook with room left for some hanging space and a closet organizer.  So we're leaving the doors off for now and instead I'll hang some simple decorative curtains on either side. 

As I said there's room for some hanging items.  Right now it's the Yankees onesie and some of my Dad's baby clothes.  Eventually we'll be hanging baby's outfits for the week most likely and the vintage clothes will be hung on the wall in a more decorative fashion.


Here's a floor plan of the nursery (not to scale!).

Nursery Floor Plan

So the next step is to figure out what I'm putting on the walls and where, and to start sewing!  I'll keep updating as I go!

I really love the way the colors turned out.  The blue isn't too babyish and should be a good color for our little guy for many years to come... And the green adds just the right pop of color and fun to the room.. I can't wait to see it all come together!


  1. Emily,

    That's really beautiful! I've been perusing your site and you have such an artistic bent!


  2. Oh, and regarding the wall cables -- how about something like this? It is paintable..


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