FINALLY! A little over 2 weeks to go until the birth of our third child, and I’m finally getting my butt in gear and getting this little guy’s room together! But please note– THE ROOM IS NOT DONE YET!! I just wanted to get some pictures up to document my progress…..But hopefully, this week, I will finish the room! The little teaser pics will hopefully peak your interest in seeing how the room turns out 🙂
We’ve come a long way, I have to admit…… When we first moved into this house nearly a year ago, this is what the room looked like. Check out that wallpaper!! Sort of makes me dizzy. The crazy part is that someone, at some point in time, thought that this was FASHIONABLE (*gag*):
After some careful removal of wallpaper, we made some progress in getting the room cleared of wallpaper. What a pile of MESS to remove it all:
|A heaping mess of wallpaper.|
|Yummy boxed pizza kept us going last year when we’d stay up until 3 a.m. removing wallpaper!|
|What the hell is THAT?!|
|But eventually, all the wallpaper was removed, and we were left with a spotty yellow paint. ICK.|
|This is how the room has looked for…..oooohhhh…..a good 6 months or more???? Basic primed walls, a crib, and some random baby items. But, it was time to get paintin’! We got a baby comin’!|
|BEFORE…..Junky, primed…..and just waiting for my magic touch 🙂|
|Last weekend I started off with painting one wall because I wasn’t sure about the paint color. I ended up loving it!|
|Me, looking quite huge! I can’t believe I actually posted this, because I look horrible, but I must document my progress 🙂 I promise that I clean up well and am normally not so FAT! 🙂|
|My “middle child” helping to paint 🙂|
|My oldest pretending to be “in jail.” LOL|
|He soooo wanted to help, and he did….for all of the 5 seconds I allowed him to help. LOL Because if HE helps, Little Brother must help, too, and I don’t know about you, but toddlers and paint do NOT mix!|
|Bless them…..They TRIED to help!|
|But climbing on the ladder was much more fun 🙂|
|At some point, I tried to build them a little fort in their room to keep them busy, but they kept coming over to the nursery. Grrrr…..|
So last weekend I was able to get the room PAINTED!!! I don’t want to post pics yet, as to not “spoil” the AFTER pics. 🙂 Hope you don’t mind the anticipation!
Oh, and here is a great rocker glider that I found a couple weeks ago at one of my favorite thrift stores for only $20 (foot rest included)! I am almost done slipcovering it, but that, too, will have to wait on the “AFTER” until I am done the last armrest! I guarantee it’s pretty, though! And oh-so-soft and cuddly! Can’t wait to rock the baby in it!
|Stained and gross, even after being washed, but in “intact” condition to be slipcovered!|
|Begging for new fabric!|
So that’s it, folks! Tonight I was just too tired to devote any time to the nursery, but I promise it will be done no later than this weekend! Stay tuned for updates!!