First, a few projects I’ve been working on in the nursery. While Ali was in town last weekend, we spent time cutting out pinwheels for a mobile while watching movies. It’s not all together yet, but I think it’s going to look great. More to come when it’s completed…
I also began the painstaking process of making and hanging curtains. So, I brought all my sewing gear up to the nursery to work so I don’t have to trek up and down the stairs. It’s a happy little workspace.
I expected to get them all done on Sunday. Mwahahaha…. I got everything cut and nearly finished one panel. I’ve never used blackout liner before, but I figured now was the time. It’s a little more time-consuming to finish the curtains with the liner but I figured a dark room is a happy room. Here’s the little sneak-peak of my curtains so far.
Speaking of nursery, a month or so ago, I started a list of nursery projects to complete. For those of you who are list-makers, you’ll get it. For those who aren’t, you’ll probably wonder why in the world I’d make a list like this. Won’t it stress me out?
So far, it’s been kind of nice to have an overall list of projects to work on. And I’m not so worried that something won’t get done. It’d be nice to knock off a bunch of things from the list, but I realize that I don’t have to do everything. But this gives me something to work towards.
So, here it is. I’ve marked off the things we’ve already done (my favorite part) and the things we’re working on right now. I’ll try to come back to this list later as we finish the nursery.
Nursery furniture to-buy:
Crib Mattress Dresser
Sign from Jen
Nursery to-dos and to-makes:
- Curtains (2 for windows, 2 for closets) (tutorial: Welcome to Heardmont, same process as dining room curtains) – Kim in-progress
- Box pleat crib skirt (tutorial: Sew4Home, Teal and Lime)
- Houndstooth quilt (pattern: Houndstooth by V&Co)
- Zig zag quilt (inspiration: Chevron by Elizabeth Ancell)
- Curtain for hutch
- Rocker cushions
- Ottoman cover (for one of the ottomans already in the house)
- Changing pad covers (2-3) (tutorial: A Load of Craft)
- Fabric bins for dresser/changing table, in hutch and in built-ins (tutorial: Sometimes Crafter)
- Liners for existing baskets (tutorial: Make it, Love it)
- Mobile (inspiration: Stars at The Magic Onions or Pinwheels at Anything Pretty or In the Hushed Hours) – Kim in-progress
- Canvases (repurpose four existing canvases) (inspiration: Fabric alphabet at Silhouette Blog)
- Add a piece of finished wood to the built-in cubbies for shelves – Ryan in-progress
- Add shelves to hutch
- Clean and/or paint ladder (inspiration: Apartment Therapy)
- Trunk table (inspiration: The Art of Doing Stuff) – Ryan in-progress
- Book shelves (inspiration: Tipsy Tessie)
- Platform/storage base for twin daybed (inspiration: The Lettered Cottage reading room bed)
- Refinish/paint toy storage trunk (inspiration: Restoration Hardware TOYS storage bin)
Large map and clean up/fix, as needed
- Sign from Jen
Also, there are a few home projects we’d like to wrap up before baby joins us. So, when spring hits us, we hope to have most of the big nursery projects completed so we can tie up some of these loose-ends. By this point, I’m fairly certain Ryan will be on his own. (Like that’s anything new.) Most are small projects, but there are a few larger outside projects that we put off to this year.
Other home projects before baby
Shelves in kitchen
Glass shelves in living room hutch
Opening for fireplace covered
Porches cleaned up/painted/new railings
Paint back door and garage door
Paint back of cabinet doors in living room
Touch up paint in upstairs stairway
Touch up trim in stairway, bathroom and living room
Clean out basement
Organize craft supplies
Mulch and clean up landscape
Get carpets cleaned
I’m feeling excited to get all these projects done already. Can’t wait to get started. But for now, I’d better take a quick nap on the couch.
Any other list-makers out there?
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