Thursday, August 29, 2013

Slowly but surely

Have you ever started a project with a vision in your head and the perfect plan to execute it in what seemed like a realistic time frame?  And as you go along, you change/modify/improve the plan and the days drag on and you start to realize that your excitement and ambition may have gotten the best of you?  Never?  Me neither!  (Insert sarcasm here).  I was and still am SUPER excited about the nursery, despite the fact I thought two weeks was plenty of time to get everything done (ha!). 

Around the time we got the puzzle together at the beginning of June (remember this?) I used my handy-dandy PowerPoint skills to create our Wizard of Oz room.  It has undergone many modifications as projects have been completed, but it has kept us on track for where we want to end up.  Here's the most recent version (unfortunately, I didn't save the phases of progression):

My goal was/is to have the nursery completed by the end of the 2nd trimester (read: the end of next week).  It sure is shaping up to be exactly what I had in mind, and that makes my little heart happy!

Grandpa Ozzie and Papa have been busy with the moulding (not an easy project, we learned, but they are doing an excellent job!) and should be done this weekend, which means we get to start moving in and decorating!  Not sure we'll make the deadline, but we'll be pretty darn close. 

Here's a look at how far we've come (click on pictures to enlarge):

Popcorn ceiling scraped, primed, painted, and clouds sponged
Dresser transformation
Moulding primed, painted, glazed, and chair rail installed
I hope, hope, hope that by this time next week I'll be showing you pictures of Emma Lynn's Land of Oz.  But no matter when it gets finished, I know that so much love has gone into this room, it won't be anything less than perfect!


  1. Wow.... Love the way you captured all of the steps in the process. Fun to see. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. LOVE the room so far!!!



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