In My House

Nursery Makeover Part 3 – boring stuff

This post will likely be boring for most people (Hi Mom) because it’s just recapping the process of the Nursery, but at the end it brings the whole project up to speed, so this project called a “Nursery” can stay organized on my blog for when I look back fondly in a few years + remember the ups + downs. 🙂

Although I’ve posted inspirational pictures, and potential ideas, little has been done to the room up until now. This room has been an office, then potential spare bedroom, and then we found out we were pregnant, so this room now, as you know, a room for our future addition to our family. 🙂


Above, The room looked like this when we did a walk through of the house in December 2008.


When we moved into the house, and the room became my temporary office, the room got painted in Classic Gray, but nothing else was done to it. (I didn’t realize that our mess in the hall made it into this picture, oops)


When the basement was done, I moved out of the spare bedroom, and I went full force on repainting. (For the low down on how THAT turned out, see Part 1)


There is this ackward bookshelf in the room (above) that couldn’t go anywhere. So we thought we’d build out the top shelf, and add doors on the left hand side. (click here to read about that grand plan)

Nursery mock up

However, here is the newest dillema, that we didn’t tell you about.

When we added in a day bed it caused an issue for adding doors onto the shelving unit. The doors wouldn’t open fully, as the bed came out to far. It was a bit of an issue, what to do with this unit, but we came up with a fix. 🙂 But I’m dirty, and exhausted from the work, so I’ll post the Part 4 tomorrow. 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 2:04 am

    It's neat to see the evolution of the space all in 1 spot. I can totally empathize with the messy zones sneaking into pictures…

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    January 8, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I love how fresh the room looks in white with the day bed. Can't wait to see Part 4

    Take care,

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    January 10, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Fellow Torontonian here…And I've been a faithful admiring follower of your blog for a while…

    Congratulations on your new addition (to the family)!

    Just a quick comment…Perhaps I haven't understood the space but wouldn't getting rid of the daybed (which you won't use or need for at least three years) solve your problems??? I'm confused. This is a lovely room – all primed and ready to be a calm and serene nursary for your little bundle…All white and new and clean; all you need to do is add pops of decorative colour!

    It's normal and natural for the "nesting instinct" to kick in while you're pregnant but oh-so-frustrating that it happens when one's head is no longer so clear (aka "baby brain")…

    Breathe, relax, you have such a lovely home!


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    January 10, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Hello fellow Torontonian! 🙂 Thank you for the congrats!!

    I wanted to keep the bed for a few reasons…Aubrey works whacky hours, and I thought with the new baby, I could sleep with the baby, in that room, if he has to work the next day. So the bed is actually going to look like a couch/day bed, but be practical if either Aubrey, or I, should want to stay in that room.

    I can't wait to add some more colour….but I fear I'm already getting the baby brain + the direction on the "style" isn't coming to me as quickly as before. 😉

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