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Baby Steps

by - Monday, February 16, 2009

Today is a holiday here, Family Day, and what better way to spend it than working on the baby's room. Our weekend has been a flurry of trips to Home Depot and Lowes for materials to build the window seat and filler panels to make the Ikea cabinets look like built-ins. Dumb mistake on our part... we could have saved ourselves alot of trouble and cost by pushing the wardrobes into the corners of the room and having a longer banquette in between. The window would have looked off-center - but once we install the curtains you won't even notice the difference. Ah well, live and learn.

We're scrambling to get it all done - wardrobes installed, banquette built & painted, filler panels built and painted - before carpet is installed on Thursday. HandyMan is working so hard... I fall in love with him even more when I see everything he's doing for this little baby :) A few pics of our progress:

...the Ikea wardrobes and the rough banquette frame. You can see the pale yellow walls and blue ceiling too.

diy window seat, window seat over radiator, window bench seat

...the closets. I can't wait to fill them with Baby HandyLuster's tiny outfits!

ikea pax closet, ikea kids closet, ikea nursery closet

... and a close up of the wrapping paper we backed the closets with. We went with something a bit more subtle & sweet than what I originally considered. We found the paper at The Paper Place; they have such a wonderful selection of papers.

ikea pax closet, ikea kids closet, ikea nursery closet

It's all starting to come together - and so quickly too! Seeing the room and feeling the bigger movements of the baby more lately...its all seems much more REAL. Ohmigosh - we're having a baby in two months!!!

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  1. love the toned down wallpaper - and in actuality I hate to admit that I am glad that other people make random errors when improving their homes...makes me feel better about our mistakes :)

  2. What did you attach the wallpaper with? It looks great!

  3. Wow you guys sure keep yourselves busy, I can't wait to see the finished nursery. The wallpaper is sooo pretty =)

  4. This room is going to be so cute! How did you hang the paper up? Wallpaper paste?

  5. The paper is actually wrapping paper! We just used some spray glue to affix it to the back panel.

  6. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Job Well, no should be EXCELLENT done!!!
    That baby wardrobe is just gorgeous!!!

  7. Love the progress you've made. The ideas we have in our head always seem to be simpler then when we actually do them. Stay tuned for my recent reno of my laundry room. I love the paper you selected and might just "borrow" this idea for the inside of my armoire in the art room. 2 months, wow time flies, can't wait to see the finished room and meet the little bundle.

    Take care,

  8. So cute and lovely color for a baby's room. Thanks for sharing..

  9. Anonymous2:21 PM

    I love love love it. Cannot wait to see it come together. Fun!


  10. How exciting! I love the baby nickname!

  11. The room is really coming along, I think I need some of those closets , they look great and the paper is perfect.

    On another note I am just wondering if you are monitoring fetal movements,I find doc's don't tend to suggest it , but it is a good thing to do , I did it with my babies .
    its just a good way to keep track of baby health daily.
    I apologize but through our tragedy I have learned so much , its always better to be on the safe side.
    Can't wait to see this little one , do you know if it is a girl or boy?

  12. Thanks for the link Chris. This baby has been moving so much lately that I have no doubt its there and growing bigger :) No clue on the sex...we're looking forward to the surprise!


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