Thursday, February 4, 2016

Baby Girl Nursery

Well, I finally did it. Besides needing to plug in the wipes warmer, the nursery is DONE.

I feel like I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. I put off this nursery project for WAY too long because 1) #secondchild, and 2) sometimes it takes a while for me to get inspired, especially when I'm not feeling my finest.

Remember how the room used to look like this?

I am happy to report that things are sanded, painted, moved, and nested! 

The walls were updated to Benjamin Moore Halo (mixed by Sherwin Williams because the BM store was closed and I needed paint THAT DAY). My mom helped me touch up Everett's old crib (that I found for $15 at a garage sale) with the same paint color we used on it for Everett's nursery: Valspar Gray Silt. The trim, doors, and baseboards were all repainted in Sherwin Williams's basic white trim paint. The ceilings were painted with Sherwin Williams Harmony (no VOC) in plain white. 

This will be my work space when I am telecommuting on maternity leave. The Alice in Wonderland calendar is from Rifle Paper Company. I always splurge and get something from the online store on Cyber Monday.

Everett had a good time helping us put this all together. He knew we were working while he slept, and each time he woke up he'd open the door and ask, "How does it look?" His favorite part was cleaning up his old crib. I had my bucket, and he had his. I want to remember these moments with just the two of us forever. He is such a great kiddo, and is going to be a really helpful big brother.

Back to the nursery. Clearly we need a little more decor. I am working on a mobile for the crib (Everett helped me get the supplies last night), and brainstorming art to put above the changing table.

I painted the desk (Target) and changing table (garage sale) with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. I can't say I loved working with the chalk paint, but it did the job. Now hopefully it won't chip/scratch because, as it turns out, chalk paint is chalky. I don't know why so many people go crazy over the stuff, but oh well.

The linens in the room are from Land of Nod. I just loved their Well Nested bedding, and the sheep on the changing pad cover caught my eye when we visited the store.

I think the room is officially ready for baby to come. Tonight's goals: packing hospital bags, sanitizing breast pump and parts, and making a dinner that is more complex than frozen pizza. 

It feels so good to go from this... this...

We still need a bookshelf for the room, but we already know what we want, so we'll be making a trip to Ikea next time we visit family in Portland. Also, I definitely didn't make the crib skirt; my mom bought us one. I didn't want anyone thinking I had time for that task.

Special thanks to my MIL for coming all the way to Spokane to help me get things in order. It's because of her that we were able to finish the tough painting jobs and have enough clothes for a messy newborn.

The nugget just woke up from his nap, so it's time to go! 

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