Baby Bubbles Nursery: Phase 1

Well the nursery progress is underway, thank goodness. It won’t look like much in the photos since I took them midway through his day. But J has been hard at work and has gotten the whole room painted, including the ceiling (we are really bad at painting and there were smudges of gray around the perimeter of the ceiling!), painted the walls and closet and attached the majority of the baseboards, painted and installed a new door and began installing the door frames. How’s that for a run-on sentence?

Baby Bubbles' Nursery: Phase 1 | The Life Jolie

The paint color really isn’t as gray as it appears in this photo.

This coming weekend, J is planning on building in the closet. We have an idea of what we want but it’s still kind of up in the air. He also needs to caulk and add quarter round to the baseboards. This week we’re also going to try and get someone in to do the window (we had a guy but he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, so back to the drawing board on that).

Baby Bubbles' Nursery: Phase 1 | The Life Jolie

That’s a little better.

I am slowly picking up things we need and things we want to decorate the nursery. Most notably, I finally found some decals for a small section of Bubbles’ wall, of which I’ll share the details once we’ve moved forward a bit more.

Baby Bubbles' Nursery: Phase 1 | The Life Jolie

Here is our to-do list as it stands:

Purchase furniture

Replace the broken window

Replace the door and it’s frame (pretty much there)

Spackle and Paint 

Baseboards (pretty much there)

Build in the closet with cube storage and a counter for the changing pad

Purchase bedding

Purchase and hang art

Make boxes for the bookshelves

Make and hang an abacus

Purchase a pouf or ottoman

Put together a finish dresser

Put together and finish ikea shelves

Put together all other furniture

Purchase additional room accessories

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  • Reply
    February 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm Oooo, so exciting! I've only ever rented, so my remodeling is very limited, but our home decor is constantly changing every few months! One of the joys or selling vintage furniture and housewares is that we often use an item, then sell it later when we find something new.
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      February 8, 2016 at 10:41 am Gah, I'm jealous- you must have so many gorgeous items come through!
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    Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla
    February 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm Awesome personal project! I'm excited to see each step of your new nursery! I didn't get to do this, so I will live through you on this one! Excited :-D
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      February 8, 2016 at 10:40 am Thank you! It's slowly but surely coming along :) I'm excited to share it!
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    February 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm It's coming along! It feels so good to cross things off the to do list, doesn't it?
    • Reply
      February 8, 2016 at 10:39 am It sure does :)
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    Marilyn Lesniak
    February 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope to see you also at #OverTheMoon.
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      February 8, 2016 at 10:39 am Thank you :)

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