I priced reclaimed barn wood and knew quickly that wasn’t going to happen. Then I looked into doing it ourselves with pallets. But the larger my stomach got, the less that large of a DIY project seemed appealing. William was also worried about how to be sure all the pallets were treated in a way we’d want on a nursery wall. I also looked into “wood” wallpaper. Again, not quite in the budget range I was trying to stay in. So I abandoned my original idea and started to fall in love with this color scheme:And these were a few of the inspiration nurseries I found on Pinterest that I liked:So remember when I was 30-something weeks pregnant with Ellie and painting her stencil on her wall swearing I would never do that again? Hahahaha. Never say never. I decided that to do this color scheme, the cream trim in his room and on the doors would have to go. So William prepped and I spent a week carefully painting 2 coats of trim. Not for the faint of heart, I tell ya. But oh is is beautiful. Luckily, the doors for the basement (oh yeah, I haven’t blogged about that yet have I?) were getting painted around this time, so Miles' closet doors and the back of the main door to the room were painted by someone who knew what they were doing. Because all the outlets were beige as well, I have to give major props to William for being willing to buy all new white ones AND install them for me.
The next step was picking a color. While I was researching nurseries, I saw this blue/aqua/sea green color coming up a lot and several bloggers mentioned using the color Iced Green from Benjamin Moore. I got a small sample from Do It Best Hardware and it was exactly what I was picturing in my head!
After I got all the trim done, I wasn't quite sure what I had gotten myself into. Thankfully, my mom came to the rescue to help with the rest of it. Her and William did one coat on Friday night and knocked the other one out Saturday morning. Owen and Ellie were great helpers (NOT).Then after the paint was done, we put together his crib and dresser. It felt awesome to finally get some of the big stuff done so I could focus on more of the fun little details. Ta-da. Paint done and crib is assembled! And here is the adorable light I found at Target next to a sweet little owl I picked up a long time ago at Prairie Gardens. I’ll post a few more of the individual crafts projects I did and then show you a full tour of his room!