From Top to Bottom


Posted by Rebecca, February 23rd, 2012

Today while I was at work, Mike put up the baseboards in the nursery 🙂 We used 5 1/4 inch primed MDF for the baseboards, the same molding we have throughout our house (we previously had a much smaller baseboard with the carpet in this room). Mike said the whole room took him about an hour to do and was a piece of cake.

We still have yet to finish the last two long pieces of crown (they they will be insanely easy to do) because Mike needs my help with those. We had childbirth class last night (eek), so we didn’t get a chance to do it. But thanks to this new fancy light we installed in the nursery, we can work in there at night and I can come home and snap these pictures to share…

Works for now! Anyway, now you can see the paneled wall coming together with the crown and baseboards integrated.

In hindsight, I probably would have added a smaller board at the top of the paneled wall rather than the additional 4 inches we put at the top and bottom. The crown is only about 4 5/8″ while the baseboard is 5 1/4″ I believe, so the amount of paneled wall showing at the top and bottom is not symmetrical. Though the bottom will have furniture in front of it so it’s no biggie.

And the piece over there on the left of the picture has a piece of quarter round sitting up against it just to give you an idea of what the molding will look like once we add it.

Here’s another shot of the two moldings by the closet…

Mike also filled all of the nail holes, sanded and caulked the paneled wall. All that’s left now is to prime the raw wood boards!

Normally this is where I would zoom out and give you a full room shot, but we currently have an island of boxes hanging out in the middle of the room…

There’s a stroller, our Jonathan Adler giraffe sconces and a box of other baby stuff hanging out and acting as a table for our caulk and whatnot. I don’t want to unload anything else into the closet because we’re planning on giving that a makeover as well.

We’re hoping to choose paint colors this weekend and get going on that in the next week. Weeeeee! Wee wee weeeeee! Just call me a pig on a zipline…

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5 Responses to “From Top to Bottom”

  1. Exciting!! I can’t wait to see this room done!! 😀

  2. Jeannine says:

    The nursery is coming together beautifully! I can’t wait to see pictures of the completed room. Also, congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy! It’s great that you and your husband are taking birthing classes. It will be an amazing experience and treasured memory. My husband and I took the “Bradley Method of Husband-Coached Childbirth” and it was definitely worth the effort. Be well and try to rest a little while you can. Be sure to post pictures of the nursery when you’re done…and the baby too. 🙂

  3. Stephanie says:

    You guys will LOVE the UppaBaby stroller…it’s the best thing ever! (And the nursery looks like it’s going to be amazing.)

    • Rebecca says:

      I’m itching to put it together and push it around!!

      • Stephanie says:

        It seriously is the greatest. My daughter loves the bassinet, especially when we are at the mall 🙂 I’ll be extra jealous if you have one of the new 2012 black frames–and maybe the exclusive from Buy Buy Baby???

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