Monday, August 5, 2013

[Little Room #2] The Before

I finally got the Husband started on the nursery this weekend.  It was a heinous shade of tan-ish brown, with sloppy and streaky brown painted trim, doors, and windowsills.  Oh, and the closet was blue.

So lots of priming was necessary, especially since we are going with such a light mauve/gray tone (SW Vaguely Mauve) and painting the trim back to white.  We removed the closet doors entirely.  I'm not really a fan of sliding closet doors because I like to have the whole closet open and available, not just one half at a time.  Growing up I had bi-fold closet doors and I can't remember them ever being closed, so I don't have a problem seeing into the closet, so long as it is kept tidy.  We may have to revisit this in the adolescent and teenage years!

Anyway, the room is thankfully primed and I'm hoping to convince him to start edging this week.  Can't wait to get started with furniture and decor.  Clock is ticking!



The back of the door matched the closet doors. 


we also ditched the closet shelving, going to make a more functional system for a child


love the windows in the room


don't mind our old mattress, whole another story, maybe not even for another day.  too annoying to even start. 


windowsill, also brown


quality people.  quality.  


So that's what we are working with.  The room is an amazing size and has a ceiling fan, which is the main reason Baby K is getting the space over Ashlynn.  I can't wait for the transformation to begin!


13 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Sounds like we are doing similar colors:) I have thought about ditching our closet does too- we have bi fold ones and I hate them!!

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  2. What an awesome space! Those windows let so much natural light in, how nice!! Can't wait to see the "after"!!

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  3. I'm about to repaint our molding in carpeted rooms. Can't wait to hear how that goes for you!

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  4. I can't wait to see what you do with baby k's room!!

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  5. Ahhh I can't wait to see it come together!!!

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  6. blank canvas! can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  7. I can't wait to see what you do with the room! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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  8. Ha-ha you aren't into tan brown!? That room does have some amazing windows, great natural light! Can't wait to see the finished product :)

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    Megan
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  9. Excited to see your progress!! Closet doors are totally annoying, can't wait to see what you do!

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  10. So much potential and great lighting! Looking forward to seeing it transform!

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  11. This is so exciting! I love big before and after's. So fun!

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  12. I'm excited to see this all come together!

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  13. I can't wait to see what you'll do with this room! I love how you did Ashlynn's room, so I know great things are in store! I can't believe how sloppy the previous owners were with the baseboards in there!

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