Saturday, March 04, 2017

A Totally New Kind of Project


Now that you’ve seen the finished work in the basement it’s time to head upstairs for a new project. Since buying our first home a dozen years ago we’ve done four kitchens, nine bathrooms and innumerable other projects both small and large. But this time we’re trying something totally new: a nursery.
We’re not really sentimental, emotional people so I wanted to create a calm, useful space instead of packing this small room with all sorts of decorative baby crap paraphernalia. Some friends were nice enough to give us their spare crib, I found the rocking recliner at a thrift store and we already had the fireplace and the dresser that we are using as a changing table.
We did add a few decorative elements to dress up the space, a mirror that was too large to use in the basement bathroom, some curtains and a few moose prints for the walls. Once the kiddo is old enough to have a personality and interests of her own we can find some decorations she enjoys. For now I might as well have something that I like and can be reused elsewhere in the house later.
It will be a few months until this room gets any use. For now it's the domain of the cats.