Monday, September 7, 2009

Nursery is Finally Done

Al is now 4 months old, his nursery was mostly done a few days after he was born. However, there is one thing that has been unfinished for a while- our changing station. I saw this changing station on a room-makeover show on HGTV (I don't remember which one, but the link is to where you can find it on their website).
On the left side of the picture, this is the one the show made.
It was really different, not like anything you can get in the store. I thought it was great because 1-It looks cool, 2-It has storage and organization space, and 3- when Al gets older we can use it for a shelve.My husband built it, I asked him, and he built it. I think he really did it because it was an opportunity to be handy. He did such a great job. It looks so good. I am so happy with how it turned out.Here is how he made it.....
  1. We made an plan of what we wanted it to look like.
  2. We purchase the wood; we purchased everything pre-cut. The long pieces are 48 inches long (purple), the middle size are 36 inches (green), and 12 inches for the short (orange).
  3. My husband used some wood cutting saw and cut a slit for the other boards to meet at perfect 90 degree angles.
  4. My husband painted all the pieces then connected the pieces with gorilla glue.
  5. Let everything dry.
  6. Placed Velcro on the back of the changing pad and on the top of the shelves.
Again I am SOOOO happy with how great they turned out. I have an awesome husband!


Liz and Chase said...

I don't mean to be a downer- but is it heavy enough that a 20 pound one year old pulling up to the left side won't unbalance it? how about a child sitting on it? it looks really cool- but all 4 of my kids have been very "adventurous" to say the least and they would be exactly what they would try to do- climb up the side of it! But it does look really cool! Especially cooler than our changing spot- (the floor!)

Arizona Girl said...

That is a good point. We were originally going to add backing and some other reenforcements. But the guy who helped Cory with the woodwork said that it would be secure enough by itself. Its a combination of the board's thickness and that the boards are connected by joints. Also I have sat on it. It held me, although I don't know how long it would have held me, since it held me I'm sure it will hold a baby of various weight.