With Peanut on the way in a couple months, and the master bedroom finally painted and us moved in there, we are ready to start the nursery!
When we first bought our house (nearly two years ago), we decided that we were going to get ourselves a queen sized bed, so there was no point in putting our full sized bed in the master bedroom. Fast forward a couple years, we got a queen bed and it didn't agree with my back, so we returned it. We have been living in the middle bedroom in our full sized bed for the majority of the time.
Here's the middle room, the purple room, from after we cleaned it out. It's not the largest room, but it fit our full sized bed, two end tables, a wing chair and our laundry hamper, plus room for the dogs to sleep at the foot of the bed.
And now we get to paint it! I went through a phase of thinking golds would be awesome. I even made a digital drawing of what I wanted. Here it is:
I then decided with the gold colored natural oak hardwoods, that it would be just way too much gold. I knew I wanted to paint gender neutral, because we want to have more kids and we definitely don't want to repaint the nursery when a boy comes. So after another trip to The Home Depot for paint swatches, I picked out Behr's Absolute Zero for the top and Behr's Dark Storm Cloud for the bottom.
Then came the primer, two gallons of primer to cover all the things: walls, chair railing, window and door trim, ceiling, and inside the closet.
This photo (above) is just one gallon of primer. I enlisted my husband to help with the second can and especially doing the ceiling.
My mom came on Sunday and helped me with the colors - the fun part, amiright?!?! My mom definitely helped with all the low parts. Peanut is making it hard to get low nowadays. I did most of the edging by hand, I'm a perfectionist like that. ;-)
Monday, my sister came to help with the nursery. She's like her big sister and is a (perfectionist) pro at hand edging. Once again, someone is getting to the places that I physically can't get to ....
After a many coats of primer and a couple coats of color, I think the room is looking great! Those are drawers from a dresser up-cycle that I'll post about once the project is done. ;-)
Hello, I'm Elizabeth.