Monday, February 6, 2012

A room with many uses

When I walked through this house for the first time, I saw this little blue room, it has the tiniest shared closet with the master bedroom.  Immediately I thought of one day in the future this could be our nursery. I remember feeling the lump that got caught in my throat, and from that moment, I knew that this house would be ours.

These pictures are truly god awful...but awful is better than nothing I think

I picked the sunniest yellow to keep this room neutral, hoping that one day we'd fill it with a baby


But in the meantime I put all of our painted hand me downs in the room, and tried to make it like a little office.

In truth it was a very sunny room, and the furniture was painted fun colors, but it didn't get used for much.

And then we got pregnant, and I wanted to make this room more special. We added the picture frame molding and the grey paint to the bottom of the room. And we added all the baby stuff.

 I loved sitting on this green rocker, all big in the belly, thinking about what "she" would be like. Wondering what I would be like as a mama. And promising that all I ever wanted for her was happiness.

I'm so happy to have those memories. I talked here about how we should plan for now. And I take my own advice.  We moved Kennedy to the bigger bedroom because this house isn't huge, and we wanted to use the space while we have it.

So we moved bedrooms, so did she...and I had this little room to make my own.

As much as I actually like this room just the way it is, I spackled some nail holes when we moved her out. And the paint is a different color, that's so annoying. So I knew that I would have to repaint all the yellow anyway. So I started to think about what I wanted the room to feel like.

What would you like your blog/craft/you room to look like? Do you have a special room?

More on painting tomorrow


  1. Just stumbled on your blog!! Great stuff - love your style!!

  2. Oh boy, I can't wait to see what you do with this room! As a nursery it was beautiful! Dee Dee

  3. i love reading about when you were pregnant- i remember feeling those things, too. and i remember moving into our first house as newlyweds and anticipating one day the babies that would fill it with love and noise. great memories!
    looking forward to the big reveal!

  4. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the space!!

  5. Aw what a sweet post. I loved reading about your daughter and her nursery. I used to do the same thing when I was pregnant with both of my babies. It was the most peaceful thing to just sit in their room wondering what they were going to look and be like. Anyway....I can't wait to see what you did with the room!


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