Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Nursery Makeover

Hello Lovelies :) 

We finally started our nursery last month! 

Firstly, I'll give you our house layout. We live in a two-story old farmhouse with the kitchen, dining room, family room, laundry, master bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs are three small bedrooms and a walk-through room at the top of the stairs that we use as an office. 

We've been slowly working to condense our messes into organized totes to store in our basement (did I mention that we've been doing this slowly? Sloowwwwlyyyyy.) But two of the rooms upstairs are completely chuck full of stuff. 

So, what room did we pick for the nursery you ask? The messiest, of course! Check it...

Our grandmothers jaws are probably hitting the floor right now, appalled. Sorry! This room holds all of Kelly's hunting gear. It also holds all of his childhood memories - scrapbooks, baby books, clothes, games, beanie babies, school work...just about anything you can imagine. It stores our winter clothes, suitcases, old bed sets, games and some random holiday things. It is just a catch-all really. 

Here's another angle, just to get the full effect...

See our little carpet walking path there? 

So it was some major work and to spare you all of the gory details, I'll just say that between recycle, garbage and goodwill, we were able to condense this mess into 5 totes. FIVE. Yes, we deserve a pat on the back. And cookies. 

So after the cleaning came a little wall-patching and, voila!

What is super awesome (yes, 'super awesome' is in my vocabulary) is that the carpet in this room was brand new when Kelly bought the house about five years ago and since this room has only been used for storage, it's in great condition. 

Great carpet, check. Great paint color, not so check. 

I have what has become a bad habit of painting everything white. Kelly really wanted me to do an actual color for this room, but I convinced him that since we had leftover white paint from the kitchen that we should use it. 

Crue just making himself comfortable on the clean, plush carpet. 

And because there's not a whole lot that I love more than a good before and after side-by-side...

Fresh and clean! We've since put the crib together and have done a dresser makeover for a changing table. I'll be posting with more updates soon :) 


  1. Omg!!!! Look at you! 5 totes! That's amazing! I can't wait to see more pics of this beautiful room!

    1. It's amazing how much junk...I mean, stuff....magically accumulates!


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