Monday, January 16, 2006
Room for Improvement: Nursery
Having a baby can be both exciting and intimidating. But with so much going on, many new parents don't have the time or the energy to create a creative nursery in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows us some baby room basics to welcome your bundle of joy.
WSVN--So you're expecting a baby, you just had the shower and now you have all these gifts and furniture to put a nursery room together. But where do you begin? It's all baby talk on today's Room for Improvement.
MARTIN: "Room for improvement, Hi Arturo. I think this belongs to you. Ready for today?"
Arturo: "Hi Martin How are you?"
Martin: "Congratulations first of all to you and Mari as well, tell me about the space."
Arturo: "This was my office first and we decided to make it into a nursery and we've got some of the stuff but we don't know what do with it yet."
Martin: "Well that's why I am here."
When decorating a nursery don't go too crazy buying everything that matches a collection. It's nice to mix things up a bit and that way it personalizes the space.
And now with the main colors on the wall we can concentrate on our wave action. As you can see I am using a long stensil but I taped the patterns I don't wanna use, so always keep that in mind too.
In order to do this use a steeple brush and always pound straight up and down as opposed to in an angle because actually that way the brisels may go underneath the stensil and we don't want that.
In a nursery safety must always come first and as you can see these dangling chords from the blinds can pose a big risk. In order to take care of that we are going to use these chords windups and you can avoid any potential danger.
A clock to monitor all the feedings is a must in a new nursery that a mom cannot live without.
These bins will store baby clothes and blankets, and in the future they can actually hide all the toys and you know they'll be lots of them.
Even the towels have a small sailboat and now we just need the stork to deliver the baby sailor, his first outfit. We're done.
This morning we had a blank slate to create a soothing nursery space, and in one day we added colors a decorative border that hint of a nautical style without going overboard. The budget, under $800.
Martin: "So one, two, three."
Martin: "It's ok to cry, we are all emotional here."
All a nursery needs is a crib and possibly a changing station, use the closet space as much as possible, that way when the baby becomes a toddler, you'll have enough space for toys and you won't have the need for a separate playroom. I'll see you guys next week.
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