We welcomed Caiden Joseph into the world on January 17th and he could not be more perfect. It’s been a crazy few weeks- adjusting to our new addition (as any new mother can attest)- but, we are soaking up every precious moment. We managed to nearly complete the nursery, but since he came a few days… Continue reading Welcome, Little Caiden
Now that the wainscoting is installed (See Stage 1 for that part of the project), it’s time to prime and paint. I made a quick run to Lowe’s and picked up 2 Gallons of Valspar Latex Primer and Sealer ($12.98/gallon). Since new wood soaks up a ton of paint, primer is essential in prepping it so you don’t… Continue reading Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)
We have always loved the look of wainscoting, so after much back and forth about which style we like best, we decided to install a recessed design using the wall as the back panel. Similar to the one photographed below (from examiner.com). We started by pushing all of the furniture to the center of the… Continue reading Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)
I’m going through a major “nesting” phase and my husband is going to smother me in my sleep (j/k) …. but for real, though…he’s so annoyed, despite the smile he keeps plastered on his face. I don’t know what to say, I just feel like there is so much to do to prepare. We decided… Continue reading Nursery Progress
My husband and I just found out that we are expecting a boy! Finally, we can begin to plan for his arrival and create a registry to help with some of the essentials. I posted previously that I really liked neutral colors for nurseries, but my husband REALLY wants blue to be a staple in the… Continue reading It’s A Boy! Blue Nursery Bedding.
Since we haven’t decided whether or not we’ll find out the sex of the baby before the big day, I’ve been looking at a lot of neutral nursery designs. Instead of planning a yellow nursery, you can add pops of pink and blue to any neutral palette. Here are a few photos that I’m really liking… Continue reading Nursery Inspiration
Well, the hubby and I weren’t really planning to get pregnant (especially because I just started a new full-time marketing job), but we just found out a few weeks ago that I’m expecting a little one in January. We are so excited and my step-kids are equally as thrilled- already taking bets on whether it’s going to… Continue reading We’re Expecting!