Remember how I told you in that last post that moving the computer was one of the biggest things we had to do for the nursery? Well...it isn't anymore. Yesterday morning our plan was to maybe paint, but we sorta liked the color in there. We were going to, you know, buy a crib and what not. We had some really cute bedding picked out online (the ONLY thing we have done to get ready for baby*) and that was going to be that. WE needed to register, and start actually buying baby products, but I had no worries.
Yesterday afternoon Nick's mom and aunt came over. We were discussing the nursery and they asked if we could take down the paneling in the room. Did I mention that the nursery is wood paneled? Well it is. We painted it a few years ago and it looked about a million times better and we have been happy with it since. We tell them we aren't planning on changing anything, and they really push for a change of color. A change of color I can handle. I have actually been thinking about that myself.
Nick wasn't so interested in the change of color. What he was interested in was the question about the paneling. It got his mind rolling. If he took down the top half of the panel, he could re-insulate the entire room...AND he could rewire it. Something that is a pretty good idea considering out house is old and none of our outlets are grounded. Not exactly safe. He could just, you know, cut down half the wall, get a bunch of work done, build new walls, and then we can paint whatever color I want. So...half of me is pretty excited. I really think the room will look a ton better with the chair rail separating paneling on the bottom and drywall on the top. I like the idea of painting. I know he can do it. It's just....that it sounds like A LOT of work. Work that MUST be done in the next 10-15 weeks! Because we are HAVING A BABY! And for the first time, that seems real. And soon. And the fact that we have done NOTHING to get ready is sorta freaking me out. Almost as much as the idea of taking a circular saw to my walls...
*With the new room plan, my mind is rolling and I am thinking about starting the Nursery search over again. The one we picked is still at the top of the list, but maybe I should look around a little more...20 weeks is plenty of time to do all this, right?? RIGHT??