Dec 27 2012
I was going to start this with a whole bunch of excuses about why the room is in such a state. Then I thought , stuff it. It’s a filthy mess at the moment. And I am putting it on the internet. And that’s OK.
The baby’s room (I’d call it the nursery, since that is the proper term for it and all, except that for some reason that word freaks me out and makes me think of either
a) Some freaky breast feeding bar where all that happens is constant breast feeding
Like this, but worse..
or b) this.
Which, frankly, is just a little freaky) is the smallest room in the house, but it is conveniently right next to my bedroom, ensuring that I have to move as little as possible when the darn spawn wakes me up demanding food, nappy changes, or whatever the hell else babies demand nowadays. I’d feel bad about that, since on one of the many pregnancy forums I read, it’s just not nice to give your baby the smallest room in the house, but, you know, I don’t. It’s a damn baby, for goodness sakes. It’s just going to sleep in there and shit like that, and when it gets bigger, it’ll get booted into one of the larger rooms. And, if we happen to have another child of the same gender, they will share a room until they are teenagers, even though we have enough rooms that they don’t have to. Because that’s the choice I am making, damn it.
Anyway. On to the pictures.
Right now, the room is more a storage vault for random crap until we figure out where things are going. This is basically the only room with built in wardrobes, so all our stuff is on those wheelie rack things, which are liberally scattered throughout the house. These will be going into one of the other spare rooms.
The weird colour scheme (is it a boy? is it a girl? Is it just a really awful paint job?) is also going in favour of a light green. I’d link to the colour, but on my computer at work the other day it looked more like some weird yellow phlegm colour. As much as I might be a mean mum, I wouldn’t paint the baby’s room the same colour as foul bodily substances.
We (well, mainly me) decided on green because everything will be gender neutral. We don’t know what we are having (it’s apparently Grade-A Healthy Human, which is all I was ever concerned about), and we don’t want to have to redecorate for later bubs unless absolutely necessary.
The wardrobe doors are a little bit of a worry. I’d rather have them not painted at all, but I am not sanding them back or replacing them. We are going to just have these in white and be done with it.
If you didn’t notice in the above picture, this was one of my favourite things when we purchased the house. I guess they ordered the wrong size blind or something, and just went “Eh, how about we attach it with two hunks of wood? That’ll look just fine!” I’ll probably get rid of the blinds, and get some curtains made up.
I know it’s a mess now, but that’ll be cleaned off and have cushions put on it. I kinda squee’d a little at this – ever since I was little and hooked on Clarissa Explains It All, I wanted a window I could sit in. Sure, I’m a little big to fit comfortably now, but the baby will fit when it’s a bit bigger.
Also, this gives you a really good view of how bad I am at staining floors. I did this room all by myself (‘Look Ma, no hands!’), and, well, you can tell. We’ll have a rug in there to keep it warmer in winter, so it’ll be fine…
This, to be honest, is the part that scares me… the ceiling. For some reason, I just missed the air conditioning vent in there when I cleaned the rest of them, and now I have to beg my Mum to clean it for me when she comes out (it needs a good dose of Exit Mould, and I shouldn’t really be spraying that shit around anymore). It is filthy. And yes, the whole house was like this (if not worse) when we got it. Uuuuuurgh.
Eventually, I’ll replace the fan with one that has a built in light, and then I’ll get rid of the nasty fluoro one that’s in there. When we have some handy cash (so, you know, never).
Anyway, I’ll keep you posted… my parents get here in a few days, and that is when we start tackling it. Fun times!