January 19, 2010

Nursery Renovation, Part 2

When M and I began thinking about Joycelen's nursery, we knew that whatever design/theme we chose was going to require quite a bit of work on our part. Our home is much older, being originally built in the 1950's, then moved from town to our farm in the late 80's, with an addition in the 1990's. Suffice it to say that it has required a lot of TLC over the years. And we knew converting the home office to a nursery would require a large dose of TLC and even more elbow grease. Our first change was to rip out the ugly/stained blue carpet and replace it with the wood flooring.

Once the floors were installed, M and I began working on converting the beige walls to our chose paint scheme. Here I am scrapping off old paint and the remnants of panel strips, to prep for paint and the new chair railing.
Speaking of paint, here are the colors that will be used in Joycelen's nursery and bathroom. The top half of her walls will be the light mint green, with the chocolate brown on bottom. A white chair railing will separate the two. The darker green will be used in her bathroom which also functions as a guest bath.
Here is M installing the chair railing. Given the age of our house, the walls are not perfectly straight, which made the task of hanging the railing difficult. From a straight on perspective the railing is level, but a side view reveals a few curves.....
The painter arrives tomorrow to start on his tasks....and I couldn't be more excited. I am hoping that later tonight I can post a few videos that M and I shot while working over the weekend.





6 comments:

Kathie Brinkman said...

looking good. what a neat color scheme.

Kathie Brinkman said...

There's nothing sexier than a man using power tools to fix up his kid's room. Seriously. A devoted, hard working family man tops Tom Cruise or Ashton Kutcher any day in my book. Enjoy your honey.

Kari said...

What a hardcore project to complete while pregnant! I am in awe. Love the colors you are choosing for the nursery - green is so calm and soothing.

Thanks for your encouragement to get to love my bootcut jeans again - maybe I'll need to challenge myself to wear them more often! :)

Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

I love the colors!! Our house was built in the 90's and the walls are still crooked. It was a big pain trying to put up the crown moulding. I can't wait to see how the room turns out!

Amy Jo said...

those floors look great. did you guys do it yourself?

Savvy Gal said...

Can't wait to see the finish work. Have fun!