This Little Light of Mine

When we first moved into our house (almost two years ago), CJ’s nursery was, well, just blue.  We had a rather sizable ‘to do’ list for her room that we were hoping to finish up before she was born. 

  • Install board and batten 
  • Paint walls gray 
  • Paint board and batten white 
  • Make curtains and put up curtain rod 
  • Find a rug 
  • Reupholster chair 
  • Paint changing table 
  • Night stand 
  • Hang chandelier 
  • Clothing storage

before we bought it
Sophie approves!
JD and I did the board and batten ourselves (while I was 9 mos preggo I must add),  we had painters paint, my mother and I worked on the chair (it still has a tiny bit more to do), she also helped me with the curtains,

circa blue walls...
the blue is slowly disappearing 

ready for furniture
I added the blackout lining to two of them (again, one more to do), I found a great rug off of craigslist, my good friend Heather painted/distressed a nightstand for us, I found a closet of sorts for CJ’s clothes off of Cragislist (JD thinks knows I’m addicted),

I added a rod for clothes

and finally JD helped me install a chandelier I picked up at a garage sale a few years ago.

the lovely falling down fluorescent light  
gone but left with an unpainted area
Chandelier is up...but does it work?

and we have light!

up close and personal
I have been in love with this chandelier since I bought it.  I actually have two and bought them both for $10.  I’ve had to do a little tweaking…….prime….paint….etc.  One is, of course, in CJ’s room and the other I wired to be a lamp and is sitting in my hobby room waiting on me to find the perfect spot for it.

I am loving the chandelier in the nursery and can’t wait to finish up the rest of the ‘to do’ list.


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