Wednesday, August 7, 2013

nursery- before and after

We started working on the nursery renovations months before baby even existed. We decided to re-do our master bedroom, the second bedroom and upstairs hallway/stairway all in one epic cluster of projects. We slept in our dining room all summer/fall- the dogs loved it (for luke and I, it got old pretty fast). 

We started by having the rooms gutted/ re-drywalled. Luke updated the wiring and we re-inforced the caving-in ceilings. Luke made trim to match the original trim in the house (some of it was missing) and painted everything white to match the downstairs. We had my dad and brother over to help with installing crown molding...we called this day a "party"...but they knew better.

We painted and had the hard wood floors re-finished. Then I took over and had fun decorating. 


before
(this room was bad...the walls were cracked, the ceiling was caving in and the floors smelled like a litter box)
after 
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 new drywall installed, trim, new lighting, re-finished floors

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after
I made the mobile out of clay and sticks collected during one of our door county camping trips. The closet door was painted with chalkboard paint. 
Vintage globe and old locker baskets/ mason jars (garage sale finds) and burlap rabbit from grandma Mari.
Handmade teardrop camper birdhouse (etsy gift from uncle Kelso and auntie Theresa) and artwork- more info on the artists.
Garage sale book collection housed in one of my favorite pieces (an industrial looking book/magazine rack). The wallpaper print (a wallpaper sample) was my first purchase for the room and was the inspiration piece that I pulled the color scheme from.
Ikea cart filled with all sorts of goodies for baby.
 Ikea chair with handmade snail pillow (another gift from Kelso and Theresa).
Raggedy Ann dolls (made for me by my grammie when I was little), diapers, firefly nightlight and old chair that I painted/distressed to match the room.
Coat rack from great grandpa Gary's farmhouse with puppy bag (from grandma Mari) and a packed and ready diaper bag!

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