Nursery Part III

September 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

Tissue Paper Pom Poms

So the nursery is coming together quite nicely and the main accessory we need to fill it up is a BABY! Since my style is more simple and understated, I’m trying to keep the nursery from looking cluttered and busy. I wasn’t able to find a mobile that fit the nursery colors so I decided to make tissue paper pom poms.  I used this tutorial and they turned out fantastic (a little time consuming because I am a perfectionist, but totally worth it). I couldn’t be more pleased with the final look of the nursery. It has bright colors to stimulate the baby while still feeling calm and clean.

I created this artwork to hang above the dresser/changing table. I picked up white frames from Ikea (similar ones here) and painted them orange (Disney color by Behr paint in Bouncy Bouncy). I then went to a local craft store and was able to cut out alphabet letters and put them on scrapbook paper inside the frames. I think they turned out fantastic.

We recently purchased this dresser from Ikea. I love the simplicity of it. The drawers slide out quietly and are really deep (and it passed the durability test that my husband put it through). We are planning on using it as a changing table as well occupying the drawer space.

Baskets my mom found to hold odds and ends. They will probably hold diapers and wipes once baby arrives.

We are having our couples Babyshower this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I have a Gluten-Free cake on order and my girlfriends are being so cute by trying to keep everything a secret. My next project is finding a way to say thank you to them. Babyshower pics will be posted next week, so stay tuned.


Nursery Part II

August 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

A few weeks ago I posted the beginning of our Nursery transformation (seen here). We started with a blank canvas and I am happy to say that things are coming along nicely. I am extremely happy with my choice of wall color and the finished result of the crib has put me over-the-edge with excitement and anticipation for Baby Baron’s arrival. We were lucky enough to score a used crib on craigslist (it came with a mattress and no recall, score) which saved us a bundle and gave me total creative control. I choose to compliment the black and white walls by painting the crib a bold teal color. We used the color Sprinkler by Valpar at Lowe’s. Not only did the crib turn out fantastic but the chair I ordered from a local boutique made its arrival this past weekend as well, perfect timing. Next up, finding linens for the crib, refinishing a side table I found and finding artwork for the walls. I’ll keep ya’ll posted.

My husband started by sanding and priming the crib for a clean slate.

It took a couple weeks to paint the crib. Primer, three coats of paint, sealer and lot's of patients gave us perfect results. Then came the tough part of remembering how it all fit back together.

Martini was great at supervising.

I was a huge help, ok not really. But I did make sure to have treats for those that put in all the hard work.

Finished crib and new chair! I can't wait to put them both to good use.

Nursery Part 1

June 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

The beginning of our search for the perfect Nursery colors.

With the exciting news that we are having a baby Boy and summer slowly creeping into season (and I do mean slowly) I thought it was necessary that we get a move on painting the nursery before it gets too warm out. My husband and I made a trip to Home Depot some time ago and picked out color swatches that caught our eye. I wanted something simple, yet interesting and fresh that could possibly grow with our little one as time passes. Drum roll please…I decided to go black and white. These two colors are nothing new to the imagination but I feel they are a good base to coordinate with pretty much anything I decide. I used Behr paint in “Frost” and “Black Suede” and I must admit that I am ecstatic about the results. This is just the beginning to a very beautiful result.

The transformation begins.

We painted the room white and then taped where we wanted the strips.

Best tip ever: Seal the edge of the tape off with clear silicone so your lines don't bleed.

Finished product and I couldn't be happier!

Possible colors for accessories.

Next on our long list of things to do before Baby Baron arrives is to refinish a crib. Stay posted and wish us luck.



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