Sunday, August 29, 2010

Elizabeth’s Room

I know a few family members that are patiently waiting for me to post pictures of Elizabeth’s nursery, so keep in mind that I still have more work to do in there before it’s done.  It’s amazing to me how much this room has changed.  It started as a place to stack boxes when we first moved in and were still trying to figure out how to combine our stuff and while I figured out how to get rid of Chris’ college decorations(aka liquor bottles and 80 oz beer mugs).  Then after a few years I made it my office/craft room. 

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Don’t be scared by the craziness!  These pictures were taken at the height of mess when I had just quit working and had all my decorations and stuff from working.  Plus this room always ended up as the place to dump stuff whenever I didn’t know where else in the house to put it.  These pictures make me cringe!

Then just before Christmas last year, we decided to turn the dining room into my craft room and make this an upstairs playroom.  We knew eventually we wanted another kid and this would be his or her room and I had MAJOR work to do  before it could ever be anything else.  I wish I had a picture of the playroom because it was a great space for Tay and I to hang out and we have since combined much of the furniture from the playroom into our guest bedroom/playroom.  Taylor really enjoys having a space upstairs to go color or build blocks and Chris loves the futon for napping.  After lots of sorting, goodwill giving, and garage sale getting ready, Elizabeth’s room was finally down to this(it starts with the view when you walk in the door and then as you look around):

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I know you are wondering about the random blues on the wall.  Chris prefers to not have rooms that look like the wedding from Steel Magnolias(blush and bashful anyone?) so I try to find color combos for the nursery that are different.  Taylor’s room is done in purple and greens and so I thought blue and pink would be fun for E’s room.  I learned my lesson from painting a room blue only to have it come out more like a O-WOW blue so I did a bit of color creating this time.


After trying out different shades, the color was picked, the edges taped off and ready for Chris to get painting. 

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All painting had to be done during naptime or after bedtime because Taylor wants to help out with Elizabeth’s room as much as possible.  She helped me take the tape up, clean the windows, and vacuum the room once the painting was done.  Then my super nesting, and only 11 weeks to go, rubbed off on Chris and he became super builder/installer. 

Bookcase built - check


Dresser built(with LOTS of help from Taylor) - check

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Crib built, crib skirt sewn, bedding on – check, check, check

(I actually sewed two skirts bc I didn’t like the color of the first one.  We are going with the lighter pink one on the right)

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New blinds hung, curtain rod hung, and a Taylor in a cube – check, check, check

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Now I need to become good friends with my sewing machine again so I can finish the blackout window curtains and curtains for the closet.  The closet has bifold doors that Chris took off and we’ll replace with curtains.  The curtains worked well in Taylor’s room and keep little fingers from getting caught in the doors.  Plus somebody likes to play hide-and-seek behind them!  After sewing, I get to have fun adding some decorations to the walls and have some fun crafty projects in mind.  I hope you enjoyed the tour of Elizabeth’s room and I can’t wait to have a little one to bring home to this room!  Only 10 more weeks!!!


sue reed said...

Baby Elizabeth is going to be a very lucky little girl. She has a pretty nursery and a pretty older sister to love and play with. Exciting days are ahead :)

Deb said...

Super cute!! I love the bedding.

MySanSouci said...

It is perfect!!

Sara said...

It's beautiful! I love the quilt! I can't believe you only have 10 weeks left, so exciting!

sweetsong said...

I love the color!!!!


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