Thursday, March 29, 2007

Move Over, Martha Stewart

Planning for our baby girl's nursery is underway! Her room is literally a blank slate - nothing more than primer on the walls and paper shades on the windows. We're looking forward to making it hers . . . and we're starting with wallpaper! Gasp. Yes, we grew up as part of the generation that learned to loathe wallpaper, but we're over that. Not only is wallpaper period appropriate for our house, but the idea of a vintage floral pattern seemed so sweet for both a nursery and a little girl's room. Here's a scan of the muted yellow paper we picked out - it will go above a chair rail, with yellow paint below. Click on the image to enlarge.

In other home-improvement news, our plans were approved by the Historical Preservation Commission at the hearing Monday night. Now we're working on getting a bid for the first phase of the project. Renovation of the whole house is something that we'll be working on for many, many years, but now that spring seems here to stay we're ready to kick off Phase I - if only to ensure that at least some of the central air conditioning can be installed before I'm nine months pregnant and we're breaking 100 here (i.e., July).

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