Time for my weekly progress update on our nursery for the One Room Challenge! For a little back story, check out last week’s post here.
Y’all, I am super happy with how much we got done!
Here was my list of things I wanted to get done this week:
Paint the ceiling
Re-paint crib wall
Remove old fan
Remove flooring staples
Put down flooring underlayment
Install new floors
Install new baseboards
Remove old window trim (forgot to include this in my original project list)
Install new window trim (forgot to include this in my original project list)
And guess what? We got it all done! Well, we weren’t able to finish installing the baseboard but that’s because we were short two pieces and I had to order more. Whoops, my bad. It should be here today and won’t take long to finish installing!
I took this Sunday afternoon when we just had a few more pieces of flooring and baseboard to install:
Not only did we finish all of that but we were also able to get a jump start on next week’s to-do list. We put together the crib and glider, installed the new door and closet trim, and put in the new fan. We went with this one from Home Depot and I’m loving the fact that we have an overhead light in here now. I plan on getting one or two lamps as well but having this guy is a total game changer. It’s controlled by remote so we didn’t have to deal with having the switch re-wired for the fan/light combo (it’s wired for one of the outlets right now). They also designed it to where the fan supports itself while it’s being wired which means I didn’t have to stand in the middle of the room holding a heavy fixture over my head while Kyle dealt with getting all of the connections hooked together like usual. So thanks, Home Decorators Collection at Home Depot. You’re the real MVP.
The biggest difference in the room is obviously the new floors. We’re in the process of slowly putting this laminate down in most of the house and I love it. Originally we had planned on hardwood throughout the house but these are so low maintenance and they’re pretty scratch resistant which is huge for us with two 60lb dogs that love to run and wrestle inside.
We also decided to upgrade the baseboards in here to these 7″ beauties to match the ones we recently put in our master bedroom. Eventually these will go throughout the whole house, too.
So in case it’s not forever burned into your brain and you need a reminder, here’s where we started last week:
And here’s where we are now (Yes, I know all my photos are crappy but I swear part of it is the lighting. I’m at work when the natural light is best so I just have to work with what I can get.):
That random furniture will be moved eventually but our house is kind of a disaster area right now and there’s no place for it to go.
I have to stop for a minute and say that I am so freaking thankful for Kyle. I tried to pull my weight as much as I could but I get tired a lot easier these days and my knees and back start hurting pretty quickly so I tend to take more breaks. Kyle painted the ceiling, pulled all of the staples from the floor, changed out the fan, and cut and installed all of the baseboards and other trim. He also did all of the flooring cuts which was a major help and didn’t complain when we had to make 2 Home Depot trips over the weekend. I pulled up most of the carpet tack strips, re-painted the crib wall, laid the underlayment and installed most of the new floors but if it was just me, I probably wouldn’t have gotten anywhere close to this much done.
Anyway, other than all of the physical progress we made I also went on a little shopping spree and ordered some of the stuff I’ll need for the finished space. The flamingo art prints, glider, rug, and new closet doors are all on their way (or already here) but the closet doors and art prints have a tentative delivery date that’s dangerously close to the big reveal so I’m keeping my fingers crossed they get here on time or sooner! The glider got here pretty quickly and I’m super excited to have a chair to take my breaks in instead of sitting on a pillow on the floor or retreating to the couch in our bedroom where I usually get taken hostage by at least one cat.
I ordered these prints from ColorWatercolor on Etsy:
And I went with this glider from Target (which I sit in almost every time we’re in the store):
So that’s where we stand going into this next week! Here’s our tentative to-do list but this weekend is a little busier than last and the weekends are when we get most of our work done so we’ll see:
Install door trim (already done)
Install closet trim (already done)
Put crib together (already done)
If we can get all of those things done, we’ll be in pretty good shape as far as the big projects go. I’ll still need to figure out if I want to do white or stained shelves for the reading nook and build those but other than that it’s really just putting everything together. Oh, and figuring out how we want the closet to function…kind of forgot about that.
I also forgot that we have family staying with us for a night next week and the guest room is a nightmare so a big chunk of our weekend will be taken up by clearing it out and finishing the floors in there (it’s still mostly carpet minus a 3ft strip of laminate)!
Make sure to check back next week to see if we stuck to the plan and check out the other guest participants for the ORC here!