|The proverbial 'before' picture|
Last weekend we went to The Container Store and chose a suitable Elfa system to house the computer, bills, a small TV, and files. I chose a new bed to replace the day bed, which I've had since junior high school. We'll get new trim for the closet, window, and door, and actually get closet doors, which the room has always lacked. The room is finally going to grow up!
It is bittersweet for me. This was Ethel and Fred's first room. This is where they each spent their first couple of years, and we worked really hard to make it the nursery. My grandmother made the little curtains and valance which have always since hung on the window. I wish she could be here to help make new ones, but that's a project my mom and I will work on when she arrives next month, and they'll be just as special.
The walls are painted, now we need to complete the trim work, paint the baseboards, and move on to window and door trim. This week we'll start installing our shelving. I can't wait for the room to be finished!
|Who better to help prime than the kids?!|
|Walls primed, let's get to the color!|
|We're getting closer!|