Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Designing the nursery.... slowly yet surely...

Our house is so weird. I don't feel like getting into details of the weird layout but trust me - it's weird. OK look below at this floor plan to get an idea:

And you know, looking at this floor plan - it doesn't seem that weird!? Anyway, there's a point to the weird floor plan rant - it took us about 5 months to decide where the damn nursery would go! I'm secretly jealous of people with actual bedrooms. with closets. I read these design blogs and go to my friends houses with hallways that lead to individual private bedrooms (did I mention with closets!?) and I get a twinge of jealousy. 

ahhhh to decorate an actual bedroom for my unborn baby boy! what a dream! Then I come back to reality that i'm in a 150 year old drafty ass house with no proper heat, no private bedrooms, old electrical where fuses get blown on a too regular basis oh and with a rental unit taking up a quarter of the house! (i think my pregnancy hormones are in full gear today! ha!) 

Anyway - I do truly love my house and our intent all along was to slowwwwly bring her back to all her glory. Some days are better than others. Some days I wonder how the house is still standing!? One of my biggest fears is that the house will literally crumble to the ground and we'll be left with nothing but the nonfunctional fireplaces. (that I swear a funky smell seeps through depending on the weather. I think someone died in them and their scent slowly trickles out now and again... )

Whew... sometimes a girls gotta hate on her house! ANYWAY we decided to put the nursery in the "dining room" room. You can see it on the floor plan. That back door is now sealed and a huge ugly AC unit is there in its place. Oh and the wall between the dining room and laundry room will have a continuous wall. This was the black room I posted about HERE and below is a picture of what it looked like about a year ago. (it has since then become and office... a dining room... and storage room...)

AND I made a big step into the "accepting the fact a baby is indeed coming into this house in less than 12 weeks - yikes!" and bought a rug for the nursery. We have bought NOTHING for this poor little guy yet! Don't judge us though - I have about 4 friends I am inheriting a ton of baby booty from so I thankfully do not have to buy tons of clothes, etc. for him. It's all in storage until I get this room going...

So, what oh what kind of rug did Boo buy for this black nursery!? A trippy forrest green geometric chunky rug! Best part is that it was only $100 at Tuesday Morning! YES!

It seriously looks so good with all the black! I plan on painting the ceiling and trim and everything black. People think I'm nuts but then they see the tiny little room and get it. It's not a goth baby room. More of a chic baby room ;) 

Oh and this will be the crib:


So we begin the nursery... wish me luck!


Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

It's going to be amazing! Don't sweat the small stuff, do what you can do...the rest will fall into place.

Alexis Walter Art said...

Love it!! Cant wait to see the rest. Merry Christmas!

laura Madalene said...

Your home is so FABULOUS!! Articles like yours are exactly why I subscribe!! I must admit I've gone a little topiary crazy lately:) Hope I'm able to prune as well as you. Bedroom Design