We have a room.
We scraped the ceiling free of its disgusting popcorn.
We painted everything.
Now we had to work on getting her moved in there which meant a little bit of furniture. I wasn’t keen on putting her in there with just her crib.
I had originally wanted to do one of those “find a dresser on craigslist and paint it” things. Like from Domestic Adventure here. But then I thought about my personal track record with painting drawers… ok, I’ve only done it once but, seriously, the darn thing gets stuck all the time.
So off to IKEA for the dresser that was partially the inspiration for our own custom made dresser – the Hemnes 8-drawer dresser in white. And a chair and ottoman – we’re cheapish and just went with the Poang chair and ottoman. I really wanted to like the Poang rocker but it costs a heck of a lot more than the standard Poang frame. We went for the medium brown finish – it screams IKEA enough without being birch finish.
The dresser was by far the hardest piece of IKEA furniture that I have ever had the pleasure of helping to assemble and we have a lot of IKEA furniture in our house. Here’s a few pictures:
Sort the pieces.
Sort the bits.
Which we cleverly, at least we thought, sorted into a breakfast tray.
And nearly there without drawers.
We actually moved it into her room without the drawers. I was attempting to line the drawers with pretty paper and it was taking me way longer than I expected. So we didn’t build the drawers for a few more days.
There she is rolling around getting the lay of the land. I actually had to take the crib apart and put it back together to move it from our room into hers. I managed it pretty well by myself but I was afraid to put the mattress platform in without Will for fear that I would scratch the crib. And I’m not sure why I only have a picture with the footstool in it and none with the chair.