We contemplated many things--well I did at least. There was the burlap wall idea. The slatted wall idea. I thought of murals, fun wall paper, and a host of other "wall" options. But in the end, it was Jonathan who came up with the idea.
Actually, the real story is that he suggested this LOOOONNGGG before we even gutted the room. But I poo-pooed it based on the fact that I wasn't seeing 'his vision.'
I think, he secretly thinks, that I wanted it to be my idea ;)
I, however, was too busy in my own little world, to realize that there is a hidden designer somewhere deep inside this carpenter of mine!
Anyway, we thought it would be fun to do something like this. I would say that The Lettered Cottage is infamous for their paneled walls and ceilings...and I think that they add the perfect touch to any room! (I have been slowly getting the carpenter used to the idea of having one in our bedroom someday.) I'm wickedly excited about having one, in ceiling form, in little one's room.
Here is a glimpse of the room as it is now. The ceiling has been installed and Jonathan has been hard at work finishing the walls.
New windows will be coming in next week and then we can start the painting process! The ceiling will be white washed so that the wood grain will still be able to show through. I like the idea of the knots in the wood adding more texture. It will help to draw the eye up as you walk in the room. The walls will be painted accordingly once we find out if we are having a boy or girl. (Posts coming tomorrow and Thursday explaining our ideas!!!) And as for now, the floor will just get a good cleaning and remain as is. We will be putting down an area rug once we get to decorating the nursery. The plan is to have everything painted and trimmed by the beginning of March.
I can't wait to see it all come together!! :) Every day that passes brings on more and more anticipation. Both the carpenter and I have started working on things that we have been putting off for months. We are just so excited and want as much to be completed as possible, before little one arrives. It's almost like some very famous person is coming to our house and we don't dare welcome them in, with the house's current state.
Is this what it feels like to be parents? ;)