Z and I* have been busy remodeling our funky, 1907 basement into the future home of our bedroom, the nursery and a master bath (*my contribution is staying out of the way until my expertise is needed) . It's our hope that by doing this, we're converting our shoe-box-sized home into at least a snow-shoebox-sized one that can hold both of us, our 175 pounds of dog (actual weight) and our wee little bebe.
Zach's friend Joel is our contractor and had his stellar framing crew knock out the basement in a couple of days. Now we're moving the furnace and air conditioning unit to make more use of the quirky square footage. Which means no A/C for us tonight. Yikes.
I'll be posting more photos of the remodeling process as we progress, but for now, let's turn our attention to what we're calling the "nursery nook." At 6'x9', it's not quite big enough to technically be called an actual nursery, so hence its "nook" moniker. It's going to be part of our room and will be able to be closed off behind double-doors. When the sad day arrives that we have to sell our beloved shoe box, it will be converted into a second walk-in closet.
But for now, it is the soon-to-be home of little Mirando.
And speaking of him, take a peek below to see what we're thinking so far for his decor. Z & I are not really "theme-y" people, so as we've been deciding on nursery ideas, our taste tends to lean more toward cozy modern (I just made up that term) with a monchichi thrown in for good measure.