When I was pregnant with Case his room was already the nursery because it had been painted and ready for Joshua and Caleb so I never felt the same urgency. He had a space before he was even concieved.
We got a lot done during this long weekend and I know Wayne spent it doing exactly what he wanted... HA! He was a trooper though and never complained (much). The transition from playroom to blank slate is now done. The only thing left in his room is the wine cellar (it's really just a cooler but I think that might be similar to the difference between Target and /Tar-shay/... somehow "cellar" sounds way better!). Wayne, after much conversation and coaxing agreed to get rid of the wine cellar so that we can keep this baby... it was a tough decision for him:-) We've put it (the wine cellar... not the baby) on Craigslist and we're just waiting for a buyer.
Here's a look at the room pre-transition
And here is an embarrassing and unorganized look at the room during the transition phase... notice the empty place where the piano once sat.
I'd share with you a picture of what the office/craft area have become but there's no longer room for me to stand and hold a camera at the same time because it is now the office/craft area/piano room/playroom area. Who knew you could do SO much with a 11 x 8.5 room... well turns out you can't, at least not if you still want to be able to breathe. I'm sure we're breaking all kinds of decorator rules, not to mention the heart attack our Realtor will have if we ever happen to hear from her again. I'm exaggerating... but not as much as I'd like to be. The loft really didn't turn out quite as bad as I thought it would and I'm just really grateful to have the bedroom emptied for... I'm just gonna say it... Ty. I reserve the right to change his name down the road but Ty is the winning name right now and I need to call him something so there it is.
Now we decorate. I have to say that I don't hate saying goodbye to the last white room in our house! I LOVE the thought of decorating an empty white room but I'd never do it for someone else because Wayne and I are usually the only ones that like it. I guess that's ok since we're the ones living in it! My house has a lot of striped rooms, both horizontal and vertical and I wanted to do something different. I found several rooms that I liked on the internet. Here are some of my favorites...
This was my favorite but Wayne almost fell over when I suggested it. I tried to explain that it is just a little tape... he wasn't havin' it!
I decided to steal the checkerboard wall (below) and run with it. We aren't capable of choosing neutral colors (our Realtor loves us) so I had to come up with a different color scheme, although I do like this one. I love navy blue and green together so I looked for nursery themes that followed.
Here were some other similar examples.
And here is the nursery set that helped me decide on the colors
We're only using bits and pieces of it in Ty's room
Next came the math portion. It seems like an easy enough task to plan this out on paper but making sure the squares are exactly the right size for your wall isn't as easy as it sounds. Here is what I drew up to work from...
Wayne reluctantly agreed to do the taping last night so this is where I will leave you until we get motivated with the roller and paintbrush, which isn't going to be tonight because I'm exhausted...