Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Baby Room Reveal

After months (and months) of hard work the baby room is finally complete. It's by far the best room in the house - quiet and lacking the drafts that exist in most of the house. It was also the first time we got to decorate a room from scratch. Aside from a new crib (Thank you Gran Ran & Pappy!) and dresser, most of the room was re-purposed from the rest of the house or handmade, making the end result fairly affordable.

It's hard to believe it is even the same room. Peeling paneling, bent up metal blinds, and big drafts did not make for an ideal baby room. With lots of help from friends and family it has completely transformed. We couldn't have done it without everyone's help - THANK YOU!!

That old paneling doesn't even compare to the new tongue and groove panels that replaced it. To say it's solid is an understatement. The windows got alot of hand sanding and detail work, along with refinished hardware that now makes us want to refinish the rest of the windows in the house. SOMEDAY. Travis' handy work on the trim makes the room look complete. And when we tore down that old wood paneling we found a nook to the left of the door that now creates incredibly functional shelving. While it was a bit of a puzzle making it look square when it's not even close, Travis did an incredible job. It even fits the baskets we already had perfectly.


And while I say the room is complete, there really is one more detail left to finish. Above the Ikea dresser that we stained and painted will be his name banner - waiting to be hung upon his arrival. One week and counting until that due date!

You can find all of the baby room progress and inspiration posts here.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Baby Room Sneak Peek

Baby Moore's room is certainly coming along. Construction is complete and furniture has been moved in, but there are still little details to finish. Oh yes, and a crib to purchase. But we still find ourselves in the room almost nightly, tinkering with a light bulb, folding clothes, or hanging pictures. It's getting close guys! For now here's a few sneak peeks into Baby Moore's room.