Grandma and Grandpa Help Design a Nursery
I’m going to be a guest participant in the One Room Challenge Fall 2023 Edition. I participated last year and it was a great experience. It forced us to get our multi-purpose den/office/guest room remodeled in the 8-week timeframe.
This year we have a really special room to work on!
We are finally going to be grandparents and we are working with our daughter and son-in-law to create a fun nursery in their Dallas home.
I’m so excited to be working along with all talented folks to complete the one-room challenge Fall 2023 edition in 8 weeks.
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A Baby’s Nursery
Our daughter and her husband bought a home (1960s build) in Dallas TX. The home was sold as a “flip” but we use that term very loosely as we have had to do a lot of work to that house.
Last year at Christmas we spent 8 days completely remodeling their kitchen and putting in a new one.
They have had plumbing issues, foundation issues, electrical issues, and HVAC issues. When we visit Dallas to create the nursery, “Handy” will also be replacing their exterior doors. A front door and two sliders.
The nursery is a blank canvas. It’s a basic bedroom in their ranch-style home.
Even before they knew the baby was a boy, they had decided they wanted a fun mural that would be gender-neutral and work with either a boy or a girl.
Both Annie and Tommy were drawn to a jungle motif for a mural on one wall in the nursery.
We will be working with Photowall who has graciously offered to provide us with a mural for the baby nursery.
- We live in Illinois and the nursery is in Dallas, TX
- The room has textured walls so we have to contend with that before wallpapering
- The room has grey carpeting on the floor but it is brand new so it’s staying
- Their house doesn’t really have an area for a playroom so this space will have to house toys, books, etc.
- The room is a blank slate
- There is a large closet for us to work with
- The nursery has a southern exposure so it will be bright and cheerful
The To-Do List
- Remove the texture on the mural wall
- Repair Walls
- Paint all the walls and ceiling
- Wallpaper focal wall with mural
- Put in new trim
- Paint all the trim
- Assemble furniture
- Take down existing doors, tracks, etc. in the closet
- Sew curtains
- Create a changing station and clothes storage in the closet
- Find bookshelves on a budget and DIY
- Week 1 – Planning, Ordering Materials, Start process for taking texture off walls
- Week 2 – Finish Walls, Sanding and Patching, Beginning of Painting
- Week 3 – Wallpaper & Painting Continues
- Week 4 – Construct Furniture, Create Closet Organization
- Week 5 – DIY Curtains
- Week 6 – Hang Light Fixtures, Art Wall
- Week 7 – Style Shelves and Room
- Week 8 – Reveal
The Count Down Begins
Every Thursday I will be sharing our progress with you!
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