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.




Horizontal Sunshine

April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have a small powder bathroom in my home that is quite narrow and hard to decorate. With tight space and simple design, I have had a hard time decorating it and being content with any decisions. You wouldn’t normally think such a small space would cause so much trouble but this room has been a source of annoyance for me. I have been looking through magazines and blogs to get some ideas and it came to me that I needed some sunshine in this room and it was only going to come from a DIY project. I’ve been known to make my own artwork in my house and this was one of those times that I knew I could get the job done and be happy with the outcome.

This room is painted a soft Toffee color with white and stainless steel accessories. I decided the best way to add some color and dimension would be to do a painting using a Chevron pattern. I went to Home Depot and purchased a piece of quarter inch veneer plywood, a few painting supplies and the paint color of my choice. I happened to have some white paint at the house from a previous project so I only needed to purchase a sample size jar of Behr Bicycle Yellow. As you can see from the pictures, I painted the wood white and then made a simple stencil to outline the lines I wanted. After I traced the stencil I was able to fill them in with the yellow. This was a very simple and totally inexpensive project. I’m pleased with the outcome and think it really gives the bathroom some much needed character.

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