Monday, March 28, 2011

The Project **Update**

I've been so excited to post this. For the past month and a half, Matt and I have been working on a little room in our house to be Addy May's nursery. It's taken some time, and a LOT of frustration, but I'm very excited to report that it is FINISHED. So join me as I walk through the process:

These are pictures of the room before we bought the house. Notice the creepy mural on all the walls, and the terrible green carpet. Actually, there's so much stuff in here that you can't really see the carpet, but you will soon...

Aaaand, there's the carpet. I decided one day that I was going to just rip up the carpet, because I was sick of it. I was pleasantly surprised to see that underneath was the original wood floors, untreated and all... :)

Putting up the bead board after we painted the top half of the room.

All the bead board and trim is up. :)

Before Matt sanded the H out of the floors...

And this is during. :)

Floors all sanded, and the trim is painted.

Starting the staining...

All stained!

And this is the final product...

My awesome and hot friend Shannon made the frame in the middle. The background says "Addison May" over and over again. ADORABLE!

I've made this so that if you open and flip over the last 4 letters, it spells out Addison. In case we're feeling all sophisticated and what not. :)

I had a BLAST designing this room! My mom came up for a few days and helped me pick out (let's be honest, she picked them all out...) all the fabrics and such in the room. And since then, I've been workin my large belly off sewing up a storm. I've sewn the curtains, pillows, bumper, quilt, and even 3 different covers for the changing table pad. I don't know what I'm going to do with all my time now!!! Well, I do. Since I've got 3.5 weeks left, I should probably go into my "nesting" phase and start cleaning up a storm!!!!

Thanks for looking! Now we just need to wait til the little ball of wonder arrives!

HERE'S THE UPDATE...

I finished the crib skirt!!! So now it's all finished!! :) It's made of a stretchy kind of lace. It looks kind of antique...

I also made this little board that hangs for all her little hair doobers...

I can now just sit and hang out... When my work is finished!

9 comments:

Nate Family said...

It is seriously so adorable!! Goodbye scary jungle theme! It looks like all you are missing is that sweet baby girl. I can't wait to see her. You better make sure Matt gets her pics posted when she arrives!

Brittany said...

Love it! You did an amazing job!

Chad said...

I love it and I'm so impressed that you guys did it all yourselves!

The Macks said...

In case you were totally creeped out by that last comment :) It's Kayla. I was accidentally signed in under my husband chad's account!

Kellie Knapp said...

I few things

#1. You guys are amazing! I can even tie a cute bow and here you are revamping an entire room. AWESEOME.

#2. your bedding is AH MAZE ING. SO cute. I LOVE it and I thing I need to move to ID and you need to teach me to sew like a champ.

I'm SO EXCITED for little Addy to get her little butt here! YAY!

Also, don't ask me about "mom brain" I'm still reaching for light switches that aren't there and just today I absent mindedly tried to push some imaginary pedal on the floor to try and flush the toilet ( think trash can foot pedal)... WTF? Kids fry your brain. Congrats.

Tyson and Dawn Jolley said...

SO adorable! You make me anxious to have a house so I can do a sweet remodel like this. I love everything about this cute little nursery! Just one thing is missing...little Addy May! Congrats to you guys!

Stacie said...

Wow. You weren't kidding - green carpet and monkeys. Talk about an amazing difference!! Be proud girl, be proud!

Carrie said...

I LOVE it. I just showed Jeff and he was like, "Quit showing me this! It looks so good!" because he said he could never make something look so good. haha. You should get a cute girly chandelier as the light fixture! I'm pretty obsessed with those for baby rooms.

Bay and Tay said...

wanna come decorate our nursery?? haha i might be stealing some ideas!