Thanks to all you brave souls who chimed in with your DIY fails. Did you know right after I wrote that post, Vintage Revivals posted about a contest where you share your DIY fails to win gift cards?! You should go enter it if you’re interested, since we were on the topic.
The room we’re using for the nursery is as bright as the Christmas tree lit up on Rockefeller Plaza… but actually, a lot brighter, especially in day time. The bay window catches so much light. It’s one of the reasons I love the room so much. But naps next to the surface of the sun are less than ideal. Aaron and I agreed some sort of black out curtains were necessary for the nursery.
We found the MARJUN curtains at IKEA. Those sisters are heavy duty to say the least. No messing around there. They also act as thermal curtains which is an added bonus. They aren’t the cheapest of IKEA curtains. One package was $60. But luckily the 2 panels included in the package were enough to cover the area of the bay window. However, not without modification.
I needed to cut each panel in half, ending up with 4 panels. Not too hard. I’m not the best seamstress. Sewing a straight line for a hem isn’t so bad.
And when I hung them up, I had major mixed feelings. Something was just off about them. They were so thick and heavy that they wouldn’t draw open all the way. I decided to reserve all judgement until everything was in the nursery.
We had so much extra flooring left over from the Great Room that continuing it into the nursery was the most logical decision.
Laying the flooring was a breeze (follow this tutorial if you need one!). On a day I was feeling particularly good, it took me a few hours. As always, if I can do it, you can do it!
Junky cell phone picture alert: But see how heavy duty (and wrinkly) the curtains are?!
And with the help of my super dad, the baseboards went up without a hitch. (Also, now would be a good time to note “surface of the sun.”)
Which means the next step is to fill this room up with FURNITURE! Friends, I think we’re close to being ready for this baby!