|One of the greatest challenges in this room was that it had no closets. So we decided to do an entire wall of built-ins so that there would be enough storage for all of the baby's things.|
|The plaster ceiling was removed and insulation was added, new windows were installed and a wall of faux brick was taken down. Shown here is the new blank slate as all the wood trim was being reinstalled.|
|The fireplace mantle was rebuilt around a cast iron insert that I found at a flea market many years ago. Here we are also sampling some paint colors, we were looking for a very pale shade of gray.|
|Here the closets are going up, we used a chest of drawers we already had and bought two sets of double doors to flank the chest on the sides.|
I had an antique pair of doors that I had my heart set on using, but they would have not made the symmetry of the above design possible or offered enough storage space. I'm going to have to save them for another project, maybe that built-in hutch I hope to do in the dining room someday!!!
We decided to do open shelving above the chest for a little added display space.
|A true labor of love, both grandfathers worked diligently to get all the work done for the baby's arrival. Pop-pop did all of of the woodwork and trim and grand-pop did all of the painting.|
|The wall of built-ins should provide more than enough storage for all of the baby's things.|
|A blue and white striped glider/rocker from Pottery Barn Kids is the perfect place to snuggle up with the baby.|
The door behind the chair leads to the back staircase.
|A small nook under the window allowed just enough space for a wicker drum to be used as a side table, also a flea market find. The cast iron duckling and small rabbit perched on each sill were also great finds that day.|
|This beautiful rocking zebra was hand-painted by a dear friend of mine. I adore this, it is one of my favorite things! The shades of blue and gray were a perfect fit for the room. It is definitely one of a kind.|
|A close-up just to show my friend's amazing attention to detail. The eyes are gorgeous!|
|A antique oak chair is just right for a pint-sized reader.|
|A gift from grandmom, knit booties from Janie and Jack|
|A large, weathered, wooden whale, also found years ago, makes a great door-stop.|
|Iron crib in pewter|