Dax’s Big Boy Room: All Moved In

You guys will never believe this, but…David finished Dax’s new room by the deadline I gave him! Woohoo! Best miracle ever!

Once the paint was finished, we we started moving Dax’s things into his new room.  We are keeping all of his furniture the same until he is ready for a big boy bed, which hopefully isn’t for a long time.  I love how the white paint looks with the black, gold, and green accents.  It is a perfect room for our wild boy and definitely one that he will be able to grow into.  It is so hard to believe that it used to be dark wood, and blue, and now it is light, airy, and bright.

The room is a lot smaller than we anticipated, so it is a good thing we decided to make this Dax’s big boy room instead of the new nursery.  There is no way the glider would have fit in here, so it couldn’t have worked out better.

We are still waiting on the closet doors and closet door hardware to arrive as well as a mirror for above Dax’s dresser.  Since the room is 98%, it’s time to get that nursery competed as best as we can so we can feel fully prepared for the baby.

Dax’s Big Boy Room: Accent Wall

As you all know by now, I am a huge fan of wallpaper. If I could, I would have some in every room of this house.  Right now, we have wallpaper in Dax’s nursery, Eli’s room, and the laundry room.  I eventually want to have some in our half-bath when we redo that, and potentially the kids’ playroom- but we would wait until we used it as a office. I really wanted to put some in Dax’s big boy room, but even though we are moving him out of his black and white nursery, we are sticking with that color scheme in the new room too. Well, it will be more of a white room with accents of black.  That being said, I thought it would be too much to have two black and white rooms- actually three if you count the boys’ newly renovated bathroom. So, we decided to not use wallpaper this time around, and to do a cool accent wall of moldings instead.

Fortunately, moldings are much cheaper than wallpaper, and a lot easier to install. So far they are looking really good, and I can start to see the room coming together. I am in my third trimester now, so we are on a strict time crunch to get this room ready.  I want Dax moved in and settled long before the baby arrives. I don’t want him feeling like we are kicking him out of is nursery to make room for the baby, even though that is totally what is happening, let’s be real!

Once the moldings are sanded and perfect, we can paint!

Major Progress

I finally have a major progress update! The painters are officially done, and all that our contractors have to do is the wallpaper in Eli’s room. It is so unbelievably refreshing to not have workers in our house all day.

The paint made all the difference in the world to this house. I am so beyond happy with it and can’t believe how fresh and bright it looks!  Now that it’s done, David can focus on his projects, and boy there are a lot. I am looking forward to focusing on one room at a time, and completing a room before we start another.  Next up, finishing our master closet! *We went with Benjamin Moore Gray Tint throughout the house and Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray on our front door and stairs

Stair and Entry Moldings

One thing I have always wanted in my homes was a grand entry way with beautiful moldings and a long staircase with a tall landing to see downstairs.  Unfortunately, our staircase kind of sucks.  It’s choppy and dark, and makes the house look and feel really small.  Oh well.  Since I couldn’t have the grand feeling like I wanted, David installed fabulous moldings to give it a little something something.  It looks beautiful and makes such a difference to the entry way.  The moldings are the first thing you see when you walk in and they definitely give that wow factor I hoped for.1dee3e0c-9aa2-4977-8479-1a8628ffdb9198005a9d-eca1-4949-9056-9475ea1d71434404b39c-1fb5-426a-9088-d45f7b57d5ef49133d93-c4d4-46ef-982d-cc6976d2e0180e46dbc8-441e-4e9b-a692-bde2a2296d1b34809ef1-bc15-4195-bb8d-7ddd1c61a44b

Trim and Moldings

Happy Monday! We are making so much progress on the master, and a little bit of progress on Eli’s room.  It is difficult since I am temporarily living in there, but we are doing our best to get it done.  I have a feeling Eli is closer to transitioning out of his crib than we hoped. We shall see!

I have a weird obsession with trim and moldings in a house so this is my favorite part of doing Eli’s room.  Maybe it’s because we have had so many different types in all of our homes, but for this house, we wanted to go simple and clean.  I think that the trim looks perfect against our new floors. David did a really good job installing them, but I am pretty sure he is relieved that the contractor will be installing them for the remainder of the house.DSC_0136DSC_0135DSC_0134DSC_0131DSC_0129DSC_0126I have yet to share the awesomeness that is Dax’s nursery but let me tell you, its freaking amazing in my opinion.  We did some fabulous moldings in there that we wanted to do in Eli’s room as well. David could seriously do moldings as a side gig now, he’s done Eli’s nursery/room about 3 times now and each time he gets better and better.518FB53C-2C17-46EC-AE35-4599F94EF3C9BC4BDA3D-C29F-4F6D-BF9E-0C2D6DF8B7441B7CCF4F-12C4-4566-A526-4B4DED3CEB40A72897DF-BDC5-411E-9E90-7320CC10C2007D50F929-8C89-44F5-A4D0-DD102818D35A4B675944-278A-4DBB-B185-7D34203A4E47Looks beautiful right? Once we are all moved out of Eli’s room after construction, we are going to install wallpaper on an accent wall.  I seriously am so excited! Stay tuned!B3F11D06-31E2-42B4-B8AD-9DDB36A5A7A3