Hey guys! Slacked off the last couple days. Busier than average weekend with little project progress to show for it. Saturday we pretty much just hung out and did some necessary, yet un-blog-worthy cleaning. Anyone want to see a post on cleaning out a fridge? No? I didn’t think so. Sunday we headed up to NEPA to have a memorial mass and lunch in honor of my father’s passing. He’s been gone for five years now, which is completely crazy. Eventually I’d like to throw in some more personal posts, especially one about him. Funniest guy I ever met and missed very much. It’s tough making time for that kind of a tribute though. I’d want to do it properly and not just throw something together. Maybe later this year.
So now for something less depressing or still somewhat depressing depending upon how you look at it. Our daughter is nearly two. She’s growing up quick. Over the past several weeks it’s becoming more clear that maybe she could do with a bedroom change. We’ve transitioned her crib to a toddler bed and it’s nice, but it’s not ideal. When we painted and decorated the room, we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl, so we kept the nursery neutral. We’d really like to get her into a room more suited to a little girl. Plus, if we get her a twin bed, we can keep her company until she falls asleep if she wakes us up crying or is reluctant to goto bed. It’s tough to do that with a toddler bed. Thus, some of the urgency.
We’re still working on the sitting room… in that we’re waiting for the electrical permit to be approved and we’ve been batting ideas back and forth. As far as the new bedroom for our daughter goes, there are a few things we’ve already decided. We’re going with a white Hemnes twin bed from Ikea… and that’s about it. We already have a small dresser from our guest room that we bought when we got married and we also just picked up a small round Hemnes nightstand. I don’t have any room pictures for you yet, it’s actually her playroom at the moment, but I do have some pics from our Pinterest account we can show you that illustrate some ideas we’re considering.
The paint: The whole room decor is Lisa’s call. As far as room color is concerned, she still wants to keep it neutral, but introduce a lot more girly features that really wouldn’t work in the nursery without a whole reboot. We’ve talked about a soft pink paint, but we both really like a greyish beige (greige?) like the photo above.
The walls: Who wants wainscoting in this room? This guy. Right now, this is the big decision for this room. Do we or don’t we. I’m not interested in spending 3 months on this room like we did the dining room, but I think I can pull something off in here relatively quick and much simpler. Lisa is not in favor of a bead board, but maybe a board and batten look. Board and batten tends to be very tall, 48″ or higher generally. I’m thinking something shorter since the room is for a little girl. Another option is the board and batten with the bead board as the panel. None of them should take very long, fingers crossed.
Built-ins: Ideally, we’d love to give this room some custom built-in shelves for all her books and displayable toys. The room has a nice double window that would look great with a cushioned seat under it. We’re a bit hesitant to add that feature until she’s old enough to truly understand gravity. Still, shelves on either side of the window would look awesome!
What do you think? What would you do? Do you go with the pink paint tones? Do you like a simple wainscoting idea? What are you up to?