Wednesday, May 11, 2011


The UK cracks me up. Our house was considered a three bedroom house, even though one room BARELY fits a single bed.  It's small. I can touch both sides of the wall by stretching my arms out.  For now we use it as the nursery.  This is what the room looked like when we bought it.  It looks fine, right?  (I love the door.)

But looks are deceiving.  It needed a lot of work.  We stripped all the old wall paper.  The ceiling came down to make way for the loft conversion.  Then the new ceiling got put in.  The walls and ceiling were skimmed when the loft work was done.

The floor (under the laminate) had to be repaired and then we sanded and finished the floorboards. During this part of the renovation I was so glad the room was small because it made all the work easier!  Niall did not like the dado rail.  It wasn't original and caused problems for the plasters so down it came.

We painted the room blue.  The room was the practice room for sanding.  I tried filling the imperfections in the wood with an eco-friendly filler on half and with a mixture of glue and sawdust on the other.  We didn't love how either looked so we decided to not fill any of the other boards in the house.

Here's how the nursery looks now.  Don't worry, we let the baby have blankets.  They were just in the wash when I took the pictures.  And the curtain?  Well, it was something we had and it works (as in keeps out most of the sunlight) for now.

The wardrobe fits snugly to one side and finally we finally have the baby clothes organized.

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