Sunday, February 18, 2007

nursery progress

I was lucky enough to have a 4 day weekend and made a lot of progress on the nursery. The office/nursery is a TINY room next to our bedroom that has evolved into a place where we throw crap when we have visitors...then shut the door. We would clean it out occasionally but haven't really touched it much since we found out we were pregnant knowing that we would have to move everything out of there. That day was today. I'm embarrassed to share this first photo because it looks SO bad but you have to see how much work I did this weekend.

I should mention that Lisa's mom organized a lot when she visited last month. She also cleaned out the closet. So the first task was to move everything downstairs and then take apart the desk.

The desk is a huge corner unit that came apart in 3 sections. I had warned a couple friends that I may need some help getting the desk downstairs but somehow managed to carry each piece down with minimal damage to myself, the desk, and the walls.

The room was empty by yesterday afternoon so we made a quick trip to Lowe's to pick out the paint. That's right, I said WE. Lisa took the trip too and managed pretty well. We decided on green and yellow to go with our pattern that we selected from Babies R Us.

Here is the empty room yesterday afternoon and the room right now after 10 hours of painting today.

Why 10 hours? Well I had to do a primer on the one big wall and on the window frame AND door frame before I could put on the final green coat. What a pain!! Who paints a door frame??

What's left? The green is done. All I have left are two walls to do the yellow. I am hoping to finish both tomorrow (Monday) night. I will of course post the pics when it's completed.

One more quick story. Early this morning Lisa woke up to go to the bathroom and as she always does, looked down to our backyard to see if there's a moose down there. Well this time there was. There was an adult all curled up in a ball sleeping in our backyard. Lisa woke me up to show me and then I quickly fell back asleep. When Lisa got back in bed, Madison jumped up on the bed (which she never does) and circled between me and Lisa until we gave her some room and she curled up right between our legs. It was all pretty cute.

Lisa snapped this picture before she got back into bed.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love the green and can't wait to see the finished product (I can just picture the Diaper Champ in there haha!). The nursery will probably end up being your favorite room of the house!! We feel your pain about painting...just finished our living room, bonus room, and upstairs we've been working on the trim bit by bit since the previous owners were very sloppy painters! I don't think they knew what painter's tape is!! Anyway, I looks GREAT! GOOD LUCK on the rest!!!