So, today, 22 weeks and 3 days pregnant with our beautiful twins, we finally cleared out the room and started making some headway on next steps.
Here's a few pictures of the room as it stood this morning, "Before" (well, I should say, AFTER, we cleared out the closet at least)
This is the view of the room when you enter into it from the hallway. It's a nice corner room so it gets east and southern exposure... lots of great sun. But notice a few things... 1) Junk in the corners 2) Baseboards not in their proper place and 3) Pink blinds... Pink (And I think the sellers painted the walls quickly to cover a pale blue.... Yikes. (By the way, I have a VERY neutral and natural style. I like colors inspired by nature and that run in the grey, tan, green, blue and yellow families, with a heavy emphasis on the grey and tan). So the pink blinds and blue hue that had come through the slopped on paint definitely needed to go.
Around the corner to the right of the door is a closet. Not too bad, but the doors need a fresh coat of paint (That looks fun, with all those slats, huh?) and I plan to find some decorative door handles.
Above the closet used to be a light fixture, that has been down for oh, about 4 years... So this needs to come out and a new light fixture will be put in. I have one in mind that I found at IKEA. I can't wait to see how it will look with our colors.
And finally, this is the lovely beat to shit door that currently is how you enter the room, from the hallway. This will be replaced too, to match some of the other doors we've replaced in the house. I know the people who lived in this house before had 3 kids and a dog, but I feel like from the looks of the woodwork in the house, either their dog scratched everything, or they locked their kids in their rooms and they tried to scratch their way out. (No, that's not a funny thing to joke about.. I know... But seriously, how does one house get so much wear and tear. And yes, I'm sure I will find that out)
So, today, we cleared the room out, painted the closet a fresh coat of flat white and put up some paint chips to decide on.
Which one do you like? Which one do you think we picked? Tidy and I agreed right away, which is very unlike us when it comes to house decorations. The nursery will have one of these shades of grey for walls, dark and white furniture and some yellow and black and white accents, wall hangings and art.
I still want to maintain some sense of cohesive style in the nursery that fits with our mid-century modern house. Just because we are having babies, doesn't mean I have to lose my style, right? I can't wait to see how this all comes together! More pictures to come.
And I must say that it feels SOO good to be clearing that room out to make room for these babies. I think the room is going to be happy too. It's been waiting a long time to be used in a better way.