Saturday, March 10, 2012

This is How I Nest

Two weeks ago, I was dreading the thought of putting together a baby room.  Then something crazy must have happened to my brain this week, and I suddenly got "the itch!"  Good thing, too, because by this time in my last pregnancy we were almost done with Sylvia's AMAZING room.  I think that's why I didn't want to start this one, because there's no way it could be as cute as Sylvia's was.  Oh, but can.  And here's why:

Blue Dusk!

I finally settled on a paint color after picking up tons of paint swatches last weekend.  I decided on Blue Dusk earlier this week, then I spoke to Emily and it turns out this is the exact same color she used in her bedroom - which I already knew I loved - so that sealed the deal.  I think it's pretty crazy that, out of all the "blues" out there, we picked the exact same great color.  I've been pinning lots of blue and coral colored inspiration pics like these...

...and I didn't want to overdo it on the pink, so I decided to go with blue walls, a white chair rail (you know I love my chair rails), and then coral/pink accents in the rest of the room.  I'm working on a little coral project tomorrow (that paint is called Safflower) that I'm really hoping turns out to be as amazing as I think it'll be in my head, so stay tuned!  Also, I loved doing the stripes in Sylvia's old room, so I'm considering taking it a step further with this one and trying my hand at chevron stripes or perhaps a stencil of some sort?  Who knows.  Time will tell!

We woke up early this morning and made a big ol' family trip to Lowe's for our low VOC paint and supplies.  We came home and I got straight to work!  It took me all day, even though it's a small room.  I took lots of breaks to play with Sylvia, switch out the laundry, watch the UK game...that kind of stuff.  And right around 5:30 I finished it up!  I'd post pictures, but it's dark and I want to wait until tomorrow, but just know that as of right now, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!  I love it so much that I don't even care how badly my hands and arms hurt!  It's really a beautiful color. 

I finished just in time, too, because we had some special guests for dinner tonight.  Ann, Andy, and Cecilia came over to pick up some furniture and knick knacks we had set aside for them, so naturally dinner turned into play time which turned into...


A flying leap.

It was nearly impossible to get a still shot of both of them at the same time, so I gave up.

Sweet Cecilia in her cow jammies!

When the pigtails come out, so does the Wild Woman hairdo!

"Hey Cecilia, lets see who can scream louder, kay?"

Since we had Andy here, I made the burly menfolk move Sylvia's new couch into her room (no, I have not moved out her rocking chair yet, but I will soon, yikes!) and the girls wasted no time climbing on it and squealing and screaming and clapping and jumping and having a dandy old time.  It was great to visit with the Reynolds' and I'm fairly certain that both of these girls will sleep very well tonight!

Tomorrow's little project invloves my Dad's power sander, so....I'm pretty darn excited about it.  Get ready for another post about how awesome (or how terrible) my little project turns out! 

1 comment:

Laura said...

can't wait to see the pics - that's pretty much the color of my bedroom, too :)