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Nursery Plans: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...

 

I cannot believe I'm doing this, but I'm about to introduce you to the room in our house that will eventually be the twin's nursery. Why can I not believe I'm doing this?? Because the current state of this room is what my husband refers to as "the man cave." Now I have no problem with a man cave, as long as it's done tastefully....this one is not. It's basically an extra bedroom filled to the brim with sofas from his bachelor days along with guitars, amps, random pieces of furniture and a 50" flat screen (which he tried to tell me was going to stay in the room even after it becomes a nursery...ha, yeah right).

Anyways, the reason I've decided to show it to you is because I want you to see the space that I'm working with as well as the furniture layout and preliminary plans I came up with. So here goes...don't judge us...

Standing in the doorway...

nursery before 2
nursery before 2
nursery before 1
nursery before 1
nursery before 4
nursery before 4
nursery before 3
nursery before 3

So there you have it..... told you it was bad!

The door on the far right is a small closet. Once everything is cleared out of the room, I will have a contractor come in and wall off the niche on the right, in front of the closet (which you can't really see in these pics) to create a much larger closet.

Then I will have built ins installed on the television wall to house toys, books, stuffed animals, as well as a much smaller television which will be closed off by cabinet doors.

Here is a rough furniture plan I came up with...

Screen shot 2011-10-27 at 12.37.03 PM
Screen shot 2011-10-27 at 12.37.03 PM

I like the idea of walking into the room and seeing the foot of the crib with a dresser/changing table in between...like in this picture...

The room is fairly large at about 11'w x 19' d. So I like the idea of having a "sleeping area" at the back of the room and a "play area" at the front of the room. This is my initial plan, knowing me, it could change several times over the next few months.

Although I feel sure I won't change my mind about extending the closet or adding built ins...in this house, storage is key. I love the built ins in this nursery...

I'm also thinking about adding some wainscoting to the room... I am in love with the wainscoting as well as the color scheme in the picture below... But I probably won't commit to a color scheme until I find out the sexes.

nursery inspiration
nursery inspiration

So what are your thoughts on my plans? I'd love to hear your feedback!