Friday, June 19, 2015

The Nursery Project: Garage to Beach-Baby Room


When I tell people that we're not finding out the gender of the baby, a typical response I get is that I must not be very controlling. First, I am stoked to hear this feedback because it makes me feel like I just might be improving upon one of my greatest weaknesses. Then I recall how I asked my friend Stephanie to encourage people to use the registry we created for our baby shower so that we didn't end up in the same situation depicted in the first picture above: one hat, stuffed animal or surfboard away from being featured on an episode of hoarders. 

Not knowing exactly when Sprout is going to decide to live life on the outside has also left me a little anxious. How many days do I have left to sleep in, carry my first baby and finish thank you notes? No one can answer that and I guess I have to admit, it is pretty exciting not knowing when we might meet one of our favorite people we will ever know. But that's the go-with-the-flow side of me talking. The controlling side of me is really glad Sprout has decided to make their debut after we hung those twinkle light balls around the changing table window and received the cushion for the rocking chair in the mail. 

As for the rest of the project, I've posted previously about how Scott did the wood paneling and also how I painted the bookshelf. The flooring is from Urban E-Z Plank, bought on clearance. It's vinyl wood that is very durable and requires zero adhesive, so it can be removed easily. It took us most of a day to install, but generally speaking it was pretty easy. The hardest part was cutting the pieces so the planks were properly staggered. 

For insulation of the back wall and installation of the closet, we hired a contractor (actually the dad of one of the surf girls I coach). Everything else we tried to do ourselves.

I am working on another post for next week that will feature the room as it is now, including some details about where certain items came from. If you have any questions, especially about where something is from, feel free to email me or ask in the comment section below. I hope you have a great weekend! 

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20 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Devon, what a transformation. It's a really beautiful room, you've both worked so hard, and you have such a good eye for interiors. It really is delightful, what a lucky baby! Not long now I think, it's all so exciting. Look after yourself sweetie. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ. It was easy to improve upon that disastrous sea world-stuffed-animal-surfer-hoarder-explotion! I am relieved it's done though. I hope you have a good weekend!

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  2. What a transformation! I love the flooring and your crib (I have the same one and I adore it!)

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    1. So affordable, right? We were stoked. Glad to hear it's working out so well for you!

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  3. I predict that Sprout will be very happy in this adorable room :) x

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  4. i love this so much!! and if sprout looks anything like the two of you, s/he's going to be a dreamboat ;) so excited for you!

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  5. Trust me, my garage is just as much of a mess as yours was. This gives me hope. I want to know where EVERYTHING came from. Great makeover!!

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    1. Thanks Dakota. Details to come next week (as long as Sprout hasn't arrived yet ;)

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  6. Oh. My. GOD! You guys did such such SUCH an amazing job! This is just gorgeous and exactly how I would want a nursery to look. Bravo!

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    1. And also, are you the cutest pregnant lady ever? That denim dress.. too adorbs.

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    2. Thanks Bri! Funny, I thought I was "so big" that day in the denim. That's nothing compared to now! I hope you've been doing well!

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL nursery! You guys did an absolutely phenomenal job. When the time comes we also do not want to know whether it will be a baby boy or girl... I think it adds to the excitement ;).

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  8. Wow! What a change! It all looks so awesome! Also, I think it's so neat that you guys are waiting to find out the gender. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to wait, but I always think it's cool when people do!

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  9. Devon!! I'm so in love with that room. Can it be mine? It's perfect. Gracie has that same crib, but in blue. Isn't it the prettiest crib?

    I think it's so cool that you waited to find out the gender. Part of me wanted to do that, but I also wanted to buy lots of baby clothes. The struggle!

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  10. This is amazing! Where did you put all the stuff that was originally in here?!

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