Planning the Nursery – #GetGoodSummer wk3

Wow so we are into week 3 of #GetGoodSummer already! Time is flying! I am now 24 weeks pregnant, which means if we have to have a c-section, we could have a baby in 14 weeks.. doesn’t sound too long away when you put it like that! Two of our #GetGoodSummer goals are related to the baby room. The first (to clear out the room) is pretty much done, though there is still an exercise bike that needs to be moved out, but that isn’t a big job. Which means, it’s on to goal 2 – decorating the nursery!

 

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We have a plasterer coming hopefully this week to get the ceiling re-plastered. The ceiling isn’t terrible, but is that old stippled artex effect. We have done some major renovations to the house since we moved in 2 years ago, which has meant some of the ceilings have needed to be re-plastered so we have a mixture of rooms with modern, flat plastered ceilings and others with stippled artex. After I fell through the landing ceiling (I tripped in the loft, eye roll) last year, the whole ceiling had to be replastered  and now the only rooms upstairs with the old ceilings are Monkey’s room and this room and we decided that from now on, whenever we get a room decorated we will get the ceiling plastered. It will probably be years before some of the downstairs ceilings get re-plastered but one day we hope to have the same ceilings throughout the house!

I am starting to get really excited about decorating the room and it has been all go in the decision making process lately. I am a bit of a geek and a planner and so I measured the room and the furniture and then drew a plan to try and figure out where the furniture should go. Does anyone else do this, or is it just me? I just like to be able to play around with layouts without actually having to lug the furniture about! Plus we are thinking of having some pretty big wall stickers on the wall so need to work out where they should go in relation to the furniture.

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The furniture is all Monkey’s old wooden furniture and we are going to paint the walls white and then have brighter accessories and stickers. I made a pinterest board of ideas but after a good chat at the weekend I think we have now decided on these lovely wall stickers.

Hopefully they won’t be tooo much of a challenge to get onto the walls!!

We are not sure about the flooring yet, and it may depend what we can get. In Monkey’s room we have some pretty heavy duty vinyl, it looks like laminate but is actually vinyl so you really get the best of both worlds as it is incredibly hard wearing and very easy to clean. We got this cheap as they had some spares from a previous job and we would love to try and find something similar, as we aren’t too fussed about colour etc!

Then we are looking for a nice rug too…. possibly in a nice blue though we aren’t 100% sure on that yet! The planning is fun though and can’t wait to get cracking on it really!

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My other goals aren’t going so well. I still haven’t made a start on sorting out the lease on my flat (goal 3) so will have to get cracking on that at some point. Goal 4 is visiting friends and family… and unfortunately I have had to back out of plans to see some friends in London this weekend. I’m pretty devastated to not be able to go but my pelvis is really bad at the moment and the reality is that I just can’t do it. rubbish, but hey ho, we have some more plans over the next month or so and hopefully they will go ahead as planned!

Goal 5 is getting organised and we have done a lot for that already. There is some more to be done under that heading but nothing to report at the moment!

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36 thoughts on “Planning the Nursery – #GetGoodSummer wk3

  1. You’re so organised drawing out a plan of the room – it will look brilliant. Don’t worry about the other goals, one at a time (that’s what I’m telling myself anyway) ;) #getgoodsummer

    • Thank you, we do tend to over organise things sometimes that’s the problem! Thank you for that too and you are right, though I have a feeling I am leaving my least favourite til last! Xx

  2. Sounds like it’s all coming together nicely hon, can’t wait to see the nursery once it’s finished :-) wow 14 weeks and you could be meeting your girl, so exciting xx #getgoodsummer

  3. It’s going to look lovely! I love fresh white walls with bright accessories – that’s how my daughter has her room and it’s one of our favourite rooms in the house. We are yet to get the baby’s room sorted. I have wallpaper on order and about three shades of test paint daubed onto the walls but that’s about it. Hoping that the arrival of the cot I ordered earlier this week will spur us into action – and the husband finishing work soon for the summer (he’s a teacher so is putting off all baby-related work until the holidays!). Thank you for linking up to the #BlogBumpClub again. x

    • Thank you! Aww yeah we love it too, to be honest most of our downstairs is like it (though with a bright blue feature wall instead of wall stickers). Aww yes put him to work on his summer break, sounds like a plan to me! xx

  4. Oh wow that’s very organised, and it looks like it’s going to be a lovely nursery with those gorgeous stickers. We had spikey artex on the ceiling when I was little; I still remember scraping my knuckles on it from the top bunk when I was little so a big yay for replastered ceiling!

  5. Love that you draw the room out at scale and move the furniture around on there first. I’m a modelmaker so I do this kind of thing all the time! I have even been known to make scaled models of the rooms we are decorating, along with model furniture. Yep, I’m a geek!
    The goals will fall into place in good time, concentrate on yourself first. There’s still loads of time ;)

    • hehe I love that! I would attempt it but don’t think I have the skills so will stick to my 2D plans! Thank you, you’re right, I am just always in a hurry to get things done! xx

  6. I did the room plan when doing my daughters room (without measuring though now that is good!) I loved playing around with the furniture layout and deciding what decor was going where. Our other bedrooms are not so generous size wise so there isn’t much movement I can plan. I have to say you are more organised than me anyway. My baby is due in 6 weeks and I’ve just decided to started decorating our room ready for their arrival but seem to have no time to do it! I’m looking forward to seeing
    Your nursery pics (if you share them!) it sounds really lovely and the stickers are beautiful xx

    • Thank you, ooh yes I have to measure :) it is fun having a play though isn’t it? That’s the real reason I do it! The ceiling was plastered today so we have made a start! Thank you, I hope we pull it off, I will definitely share some pics :) xx

    • Thank you, I am a bit of a planner and like to get things done I have to admit! I am sure you will get there though :) xx

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