Nursery/Baby's Bedroom

Project by Jaybird719 posted 06-28-2010 05:13 PM 3061 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for looking… ...this project was done in my own home earlier this year for my first child.

I (like hopefully many other first-time fathers) lost my mind when I found out that I was going to be a father and decided to take on the most ambitious trim project that I have ever done. Oh, wait – this would be my first trim project. Crown moulding, new base and paneled wainscot. I had done quite a bit of work to the other rooms in my house and had built a few pieces of furniture prior to this, so I felt comfortable attempting such an ambitious project. But it certainly wasn’t without its share of challenges: my house is 75 years old and has settled, the plaster walls are not flat, etc., etc.

But I got through it and I am pretty pleased with the finished product. I gave my miter saw, biscuit jointer and hand planes quite a workout, but I learned alot in the process, too.

My wife and I wanted to be suprised in the delivery room, so we told the doctor that we did not want to know the sex of the baby… ...so we had to pick colors and a theme that were gender-neutral. My wife crochets and usually has a blanket either complete or partially complete to send off when a friend or family member has a baby… ...she was working on a blanket that she intended to be gender-neutral when we found out that she was pregnant… ...we both were really attached to the colors she chose so we decided to incorporate them into the baby’s room.

Animals work well for boy or girl, I saw the prints on a website for prints and other wall art and loved the style of the prints, the colors and the subject matter. Add a few inexpensive frames… ...and wham-o… ...the walls were decorated.

The drum shade was ordered from a company that allows you to custom order the fabric for the drum. You choose the pattern and select from their color palate… ...six weeks later, you have your light fixture. It was probably the biggest splurge in the room. We spent more on it than we probably should have…. ...but like I said earlier – I lost my mind when I found out I was going to be a father.

Again, thanks for looking. Any and all feedback is appreiated.

BTW – it was a boy!!! (Hopefully a future Lumberjock and Homereferber!)

-- Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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posted 06-29-2010 12:36 PM

well done….on the room and the baby…..looks very nice…..

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 07-04-2010 03:17 AM

Nice on the baby bedroom.


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