[ Editor’s note: This is a story all about how, our lives got twisted and turned upside down. So I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I’ll tell you how we fixed up a house that was in disrepair. ]
When Pancake and I bought our house in 2009, we set up one of the bedrooms as ours, one as a guest room, and one as an office. 5 years later, the guest room and office are gone…replaced with a toddler’s bedroom and nursery (although, we have finished the attic as a guest room, so our nimbler guests do have someplace to stay). In this post, we’ll take a look at how one little room in our house went from a nondescript office, to a little girls nursery for Stinky Face, and finally to a boy’s nursery for Monkey.
First things first...in May of 2011 we took a pre-kids vacation to Spain. While sipping mojitos and waiting for our table at Oriza in Seville, I drew our nursery plan on a cocktail napkin. You'll see it hanging over the crib, but here's a larger pic:
Gender-neutral nurseries seem to be very popular these days. We ignored all that and went with the stereotypical girl and boy themes. I’ll do a deep dive on each nursery’s parts and pieces in future “Steal this look” posts.
And being the great big sister that she is, Stinky Face wanted to help paint her brother's room:
So, there you have it. One room. Three uses. The only things that really changed between the two nursery styles were the paint, rug, light fixture, and dresser knobs. Pretty simple stuff can make a pretty big impact....
Bye for now,