Monday, July 30, 2007

Nursery: Before and After

Drumroll please...

The nursery is finally to the point where I can show you before and after pictures! It's not completed--the built-in dresser needs to be tweaked a little and then painted; the door needs to be tweaked and painted; and we still need a light fixture, trim, the built in bookcase, and closet doors. But it is starting to look like it is actually ready for a baby!

Here's what this side of the attic space looked like when we moved in:

And here's a different view of that same window (I can't get far enough away to take a photo from the same perspective--the above photo was taken from what is now the guest bedroom; there's a wall down the middle of the attic now.)

Here's what it looked like from the doorway after Steve did all the framing:

And here's the view from the doorway now! The hole on the left will be a built-in bookcase; the dresser will be secured flush into the wall and painted white, and the closet on the right, someday, might have doors :)

A few other shots of the room:


Here's the wallpaper border up close:

...And the curtain Sue & Granny made, with the adorable buttons we found to match the border:

15 comments:

Beth said...

How Cute! What a great job you all did. I am so impressed! How much more time do you have till the baby arrives?
Praying for a healthy arrival- and a fast one!:)
Beth

marianne said...

Omigoodness that is cute! We just moved into a new place and our baby is due in January. We're keeping our eye out for cute nursery themes, but right now, it's an office. Your nursery is very inspirational! :)

The Chinlund Family said...

Oh Ames, I love it! You did such a great job!!! I think animals are great to have in a baby's room-- we went with a Noah's Ark theme and haven't regretted it for a moment! Now all you need is the baby :) When is your exact due date again?

Danielle said...

Very cute; how satisfying to have all this work done!

Kelly said...

Absolutly adorable!!!!!! You guys have done a fantastic job. I can't believe baby Kannel is almost here!!!!

Bethany said...

It turned out great!!! I love all the built ins you are doing.

jessica said...

AWWW!!! Amy, it looks SO cute! I love it! :)

Faith said...

WOW!!! Good for you! Your nursery looks AMAZING

Michelle McCallum said...

It looks incredible! You all did a great job!! It is a perfect neutral theme-- we went with a farm theme so that we could use it for all our kids.

Steve and your entire family did a wonderful job! It must feel so exciting to have everything ready now.

shauna said...

What a darling little room. Now all you need is a baby!

Jules said...

Yay!!! It looks so good! It must feel good to have it almost done!

Vol Abroad said...

That looks great.

Amanda said...

Amy, this was posted on Monday and now it's Wednesday night...

I know you might have other important things going on, but I'm still wondering if you're on your way to the hospital at this very moment! ;-)

This is super cute, btw.

Hummel Family said...

Again, it has been awhile since I've commented. I've been offline for awhile, so I had a lot to catch up on tonight. The nursery looks great. I am quite impressed.

Still praying for an easy labor and healthy baby!!

Anonymous said...

I also am wondering if you have a baby yet! Haven't heard from you in a few days. :)