After Avonlea was born, we decided to split our 2 blogs between us. I would write mostly on Bloggle Baby, and Jim would take over Blue Century Home. Unfortunately, it turns out that Jim isn't much of a blogger (as is quite evident); so, I'm reclaiming this blog. ^_^
Since we've made quite a bit of progress, and it would take me forever to give each piece justice, I'll just do a quick recap of the past 3 months.
We utterly failed at finishing the nursery before Avonlea was born. In fact, we are still working on it. However, we have made some significant progress on the upstairs. The walls and ceilings are painted, trim is completed in both bedrooms (except for the closet baseboards), carpeting is picked out and ordered, and we have finished staining all the stair parts and hallway woodwork.
Here is a picture of Jim holding Avonlea in the nursery before the window trim was up.
Our sliding 5 panel closet doors that we bought way back in April-ish.
Our 4 panel door
The windows with custom-made window sills
The trimmed-out Guest Room
This is a picture of Jim ironing on the veneer for the landing.
The stair landing balusters lined up in our garage for staining.
Jim has spent a lot of time and effort on building the newel posts. I would post pics, but I'll leave that to Jim. He wants to write about how he built them, and I don't want to give away any spoilers. All I will say is that I think they look great! :)
As I've mentioned earlier, we have ordered the carpeting for the upstairs. We have chosen Shaw Stainmaster carpeting. The hallway and stairs will be a medium brown with a leaf pattern. The nursery will be a light beige and the guest room will be a light grey. Jim wanted to go lighter in the hallway and stairs, but I was adamant not to go too light. I don't feel like having to constantly clean the carpet (especially on the stairs).
Hallway and Stairs:
Style: Lasting Color: Amaretto
Style: St Amien II Color: Bridal Veil
Style: St Amien II Color: Mineral Alloy
Right now, they are scheduled to install the carpeting on Dec. 22nd. If all goes well, Avonlea might have her nursery by Christmas. ^_^* Well, almost...her closet won't be completed by then since we want to try something fancy besides just a single rod for clothes to hang on.