January 29, 2010

Nursery Renovation, Part Three

Three weeks ago, M and I began the task of renovating our home office to make it a lovely nursery for Joycelen. The project began with the removal of the dingy blue carpet which was replaced with lovely hardwood floors .

Once the flooring was in place, M and I took over and began prepping the nursery for the painter. We started by stripping off the remanats of old panneling. Then we hung the chair railing and finalized our paint selections.

The following Tuesday, the painter came in and worked his magic. Transforming the walls into this:

Once the painting was completed, M and I used last Friday night to set up the furniture in Joycelen's room. We began by hanging this vinyl wall decal:

The hanging of the decal was quite the ordeal. The instructions seemed simple enough - Remove the backing paper, place the decal, smooth it out, then peel off the top layer of protecting cover. We followed the instructions to a T, but the letters kept wanting to stick to the protecting cover rather than the wall. M patiently worked for over an hour until the decal was in place.

Once that was done, we set up Joycelen's crib. The crib is a gift from Joycelen's Uncle Jason and Aunt Lane. It is the crib that their daughters Lacey and London used and they thought it would be a wonderful idea to pass it down to Joycelen. M and I were quite happy to accept their genorsity.

The bedding that we have selected for the nursery was delayed in shipping. So for now, Joycelen's crib has just a pink sheet and a blanket that her Daddy selected for her. The stuffed duck in the corner was an Easter gift from M when we first began dating. It has now found a new home in Joycelen's nursery.

Up next on the to-do list is putting in her custom-made bookcases and adding accessories. I can not wait to show you the finished product.


S said...

Looks great! I love the decal, so sweet!

Amy Jo said...

Room looks awesome! And I noticed on your side bar...only 36 days to go!!! Whoot Whoot!

Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

It's looking good! I love the decal!

Kari said...

Wow, you've accomplished a lot! I look forward to seeing the bedding when it comes.