Daddy2b's Nursery Project! ****JANUARY 2012 UPDATE****

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  1. daddy2b

    daddy2b Well-Known Member

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    Links to Updates:

    1st UPDATE 6th FEBRUARY 2011 - WALLS PAINTED

    2nd UPDATE
    8th FEBRUARY 2011 - CARPET, CURTAIN, BORDER, WINDOW SORTED!

    3rd UPDATE 18th FEBRUARY 2011 - MOSES BASKET BOUGHT & LIGHT SWITCH SORTED!

    4th Update 5th MARCH 2011 - FURNITURE BUILT! COT MOBILE ADDED!

    5th Update 14th MARCH 2011 - 20 WEEK SCAN! WE KNOW THE SEX OF THE BABY!

    6th Update 22nd March 2011 - TOYS & STUFF NOW BOUGHT!

    7th Update 27th April 2011 - CUSTOM PICTURES HUNG UP!

    8th Update 14th May 2011 - SHELVES UP, CHAIR BOUGHT AND NAPPY STACKER UP!

    9th Update - 24th JUNE 2011 - BABY HAS ARRIVED! FIVE WEEKS EARLY!

    10th Mini Update - 3rd July 2011 - Picture of tiny baby!

    11th Update 17th JAN 2012 - LITTLE MAN IS DOING GREAT CUSTOM PICTURES HUNG UP!

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    OPENING POST:

    Hi,

    I thought I'd keep a log of sorting out our nursery. :happydance: And where better than right here on B&B! Bit of a mission as I've NEVER painted a thing in my life nor done much DIY!!! :headspin:

    I've attached our floorplan and a picture of the back of the house. The nursery is above the conservatory!

    It's a bit of a dumping ground at present so I need to sort:


    • Cleaning it
    • Painting the walls (they are pale blue at the mo from previous owners)
    • Buy all the stuff (wife like Jungle Chums from Babies'r'Us)
    • Sort out furniture/build it etc
    • Decorate

    And I'm sure there's much more to do! :ninja:

    To make it affordable we've decided to do it in bits. :winkwink:

    Hope you enjoy :happydance:

    Floorplan
    https://i54.tinypic.com/27yo47m.jpg

    Picture of the house from the back garden
    https://i56.tinypic.com/sy7edv.jpg

    I painted variations of yellow on the wall. Wife went for Lemon Pie (far left)
    https://i53.tinypic.com/308jqtc.jpg

    View to back garden. The room is a bit of a dumping ground at the mo.
    https://i54.tinypic.com/2wdvqjc.jpg
     
  2. SIEGAL

    SIEGAL Pregnant mother of 1

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    lovely...I am sure your wife is so pleased with the "manliness" of a building project
     
  3. daddy2b

    daddy2b Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! At least I'm good for one thing! Well maybe two as the credit card is getting some serious bashing :wacko:
     
  4. sailing_girl

    sailing_girl Wife and mummy!

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    You are amazing!!! I am so impressed with what you're doing!
     
  5. MissRoxie

    MissRoxie Well-Known Member

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    Good start, will be watching for updates! :thumbup:
     
  6. Freya

    Freya Toddler and baby

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    Fantastic! Lovely bright yellow colour too, we chose a similar colour for dd even though we knew we were having a girl.

    Doing up the nursery makes it suddenly very real doesn't it? Exciting times ahead. Looking forward to seeing your progress xx
     
  7. daddy2b

    daddy2b Well-Known Member

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    Just bought the Fern furniture set from Mommas and Papas :happydance:

    Although cash is now seriously running low! :wacko:

    https://i54.tinypic.com/14skrkn.jpg

    Baby arrive end of July (hopefully) so we're thinking getting this nursery done by Easter.... or is that too soon?
     
  8. chelleyve

    chelleyve Well-Known Member

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    Any chance you could share tips with my OH lol... He has made a good start but now has to wait for us to afford a plasterer (wall crumbled when he stripped wallpaper - due to stupidity of previous owners!)

    Looking forward to seeing your end results!
     
  9. Gwizz

    Gwizz Boys Rule!

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    Nope not too soon! Looking fab!
     
  10. ames_x

    ames_x Mummy to 2 beautiful boys

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    Oh it looks fab so far! I love that furniture, I made my OH buy the furniture from Mamas and Papas. Oh did he have a heart attack when he got to the till :haha:
     
  11. Gwizz

    Gwizz Boys Rule!

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    Ours is from mamas and papas - we got it second hand off friends and looks brand new so it really does last for the price :D
     
  12. Rydia

    Rydia 1 Boy & 1 Girl

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    What a pretty yellow (my DS's room is yellow too) and the furniture is really nice :) Your nursey will look great when its done, cannot wait to see your progress.
     
  13. daddy2b

    daddy2b Well-Known Member

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    Yes I DREAD going up to the till! :wacko:

    The wife's in charge of decor and picking all the bits, I'm in charge of paying and constructing. :dohh:

    Oh and I wouldn't offer any advice on DIY! I'm hopeless! :dohh:
     
  14. sarahchops86

    sarahchops86 lexie and logan's mummy

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    lovely! I dont think easter is too soon to have it all done! I'm sure your wife will think of more things to keep you busy till baby comes!
     
  15. raisin

    raisin Mom to 2 wonderful boys

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    Looking Fab! Can't wait to see finished nursery. :baby:
     
  16. Lea8198

    Lea8198 Well-Known Member

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    What a great idea. I'll pop in to check on progress every now and again. It's looking good so far :)
     
  17. CandyApple19

    CandyApple19 Pregnant with #3, PAL.

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  18. alparen

    alparen Mommy to a Princess

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    Your nursey is looking lovely! I love the bright yellow! I say if you get it done by Easter that's awesome. My hubby and I were doing ours in bits to to keep it affordable. Not realistic to buy it all at once! Awesome job so far!
     
  19. v2007

    v2007 Well-Known Member

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    I am loving the facts the Dads and Dads to be are posting more.

    Loving the nursery.

    V xxx
     
  20. Mrs.Cullen

    Mrs.Cullen Well-Known Member

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    Loving it. When can we see more progress :) im very excited to see the finished result :)
    xx
     

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