Recently I’ve been making plans for the room that was formerly my office, but which will be a nursery/baby room in the near future. After I had already moved my desk out of the room and into the basement, I realized that I’ve never really shown the space here. So I wanted to give you a peek at the space before I totally change it up, and get some input on a few design ideas.
The part of the room that I’m the most proud of is this giant custom bookshelf that Steven and I made. It was one of the first projects that we did when we moved into the house, and one of the first real woodworking projects I had ever done. There wasn’t much to do other than cut the wood, sand it, finish it, and then attach the pipes, so it was a good beginner project.
It’s made of plumbing pipes, and 11-foot reclaimed Douglas fir beams that we had to bring in individually through the window, then assemble in the room. It holds almost all of our books, DVDs, and a bunch of Steven’s games.
We’re going to put it, and everything on it, in the basement. It’s going to be a huge pain to move, because we’ll have to disassemble it, take it out the window, then put it through a basement window and reassemble it. And to make it fit the space, we’ll have to cut down one of the shelves. I’m a bit sad about it, but things change, and this will make more sense for our lives.
I don’t have a complete plan for this room yet, but I have a few ideas. One is to paint the walls. Originally I wanted to go with white walls, but Steven wasn’t on board with that, so now I’m thinking a nice light mint. My sweet husband, partially motivated by his desire not to have to paint a room, points out that the blue on the walls is already pretty close to mint. Depending on the lighting in the room, he’s right, BUT I still want to paint. What do you think, should I just stick with the blue?
The other design idea for this room involves the ceiling light. I definitely want to replace it with something more interesting and special.
My plan for the light involves a cross between this:
Confused? Don’t be! Basically I want a round paper pendant light hung from an ornate ceiling medallion. I think I’ve figured out how to do it, so I’ll keep you all updated on how it turns out.
Eventually I’ll give you guys a full rundown on my plans for the room, but this is where I’m at with it right now. What do you think, am I on the right track?