Our first is due March 23rd and we couldn't be more excited! The big project immediately became remodeling the nursery, which turned out to be a lot more work than expected. Alas, in the end everything turned out great!
The first issue to address was the walls. The wallpaper was dated and the trim did not match the white in the rest of the house. We decided to remove all the wallpaper, replace the trim with rectangular pieces, and install board and batten.
Removing the wallpaper was a ton of work and we only had to do half because the board and batten would fill the bottom half! To read more on the details of the process check out How to Remove Wallpaper. After the wallpaper was off, the bottom 4 ft of drywall was removed and replaced with plywood. Four by one boards were used to frame out the backing back to give it the board and batten look. The full tutorial can be viewed on DIY Board and Batten.