Wow. It's horrible, I know.
So now, the AFTER-- Cleaned, scrubbed, painted, swept, rearranged and so much better. We have quite a bit more to do, but we're on our way--and even though we had to give up the whole holiday weekend, it was worth it.
Big empty wall, waiting for the crib-- picking up next weekend!
A small round nightstand will sit to the right of the chair & ottoman (which need to be cleaned).
Still needs a fresh coat of paint, but stocked changing table! Bottles, Tiny Gdiapers, Small Gdiapers, 400 inserts and a breastpump. Will eventually replace the clear boxes with cute storage containers-- baskets or canvas boxes.
One of our favorite little touches.
So, there's a lot left to do, but the rest of it feels fun-- getting the room cleaned and painted was the overwhelming part. Here are our remaining projects:
We're picking up our crib next weekend & putting it together on Father's Day weekend.
I need to sew our crib bedding. I picked out this rocket fabric that I love and will make our crib skirt and crib bumpers out of it. Planning on making a quilt to throw over the chair and if I get really ambitious, I'll attempt a fitted sheet. Otherwise, we'll just use green or white crib sheets.
We plan to install beadboard around the bottom half of the walls-- my dad has agreed to help with this when they move here later this summer. The wainscoting will be tall-- 4 feet high on top of our 5" baseboards, so it will be tall enough to come up behind the crib. (This is taller than your standard chair rail, of course.)
We need to install plantation shutters on the windows-- these are more expensive than blinds, but no cords = no safety hazards.
Then we'll add some fun accessories-- We bought this rocket lamp recently.
I'd like to replace the massive fan with something sleek, like this:
Still hunting for some other things-- like a mirror over the changing table, something behind the crib (monogram or wall quote) and a book rack on the wall next to the glider... but it's coming along and my hope is that it will be the perfect blend of a cute cottage style room with a few modern twists!
I'll update as things come together!