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Finishing the Nursery

January 8th, 2020 at 03:51 pm

We met our goal and got the nursery construction DONE! Well mostly...

We finished the wall rebuilding, drywalling, mudding and taping, priming, painting, new ceiling fan, fixed the electric, built a closet, and handmade all our own trim. Husband took off last weekend and we were able to knock it all out.

We cleaned and cleaned the original 100+ yr old hardwood floors but no matter what we did they are in terrible shape. They are very splintery, parts of the floor is completely missing stain so it's hideous and dirty, and there are large cracks which let drafts in. We had planned on getting a large rug, but it wouldn't cover everything. We have this beautiful new room with disgusting floors. Last minute my mom graciously offered to purchase carpet for us. Sooo now we are waiting on that rush order to get installed before we can "move in" the furniture and stuff. We are hoping by early next week.

Although I am not really a fan of carpet it seemed to make the most sense to make the nursery warmer, safer, and more comfortable for the time being. In a few years we plan on replacing all the hardwood floors, but until then this will be a good alternative. I just hope we picked a good color!

Anxiously awaiting being able to start decorating and organizing all the things. We still have a couple small projects to do like repainting the dresser, hanging a decorative wall panel, and caulking the closet but they are just wants.

Tonight we are installing the drawers and shelves in the closet, which we have decided to leave without doors for now. We are going for a more decorative built in bookcase look since we have a wardrobe for the actual hanging clothes.

4 Responses to “Finishing the Nursery”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Sounds nice. Will you be sharing some pictures?

  2. Sue Says:

    You and your husband are so talented in home improvements. I wish I knew how to do all the home improvement things that you and your husband do.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I think the carpeting is a good decision, especially since you will be replacing all the wood floors in the future. Yay Mom, for making it happen!

  4. klarose Says:

    I will consider posting pictures after the carpet goes in, or maybe once we get the furniture/decor in. Smile
    Sue we taught ourselves just watching Youtube videos, Googling, and practicing. When you are frugal and picky doing it yourself is a must. lol. I must say laying on the floor to poly baseboards at 9 months pregnant is quite a bit harder than normal. Especially when it's time to get off the floor! lol. The bad thing about doing it yourself is the time. We have been living at our house nearly 8 years and still have a LOT of unfinished projects. It seems they are never ending, but I just remind myself where we started and how much money we have saved. To be honest I'm about tired of working on the house every night and ready to relax after I get home from work like "normal" people.

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