Next week, my mom will be coming up for the entire week to help me with my painting/decorating projects. She's already insisted on doing all the painting, so don't worry your pretty little heads about paint fumes:). I'll be sure to post before and after pictures as soon as I have them.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Ah...to decorate a nursery! Most of you remember where we were living when we brought Emma home from the hospital. It was a basement apartment with cinderblock walls and indoor/outdoor carpet. I did my best to create a nursery setting, but there were no fancy paint colors or nice curtains, and we were on a tight budget, so very simple had to do. Then with Chloe, we had just moved into a rental house two months before she was born and again, who wants to paint the walls in a rental only to paint them back again in less than six months? And furthermore, unpacking boxes was enough work for this pregnant mama at the time. But here we are now, in a home of our own, and I am just thrilled at the thought of getting to do a nursery for this, my "last" (sniff, sniff) baby. As I mentioned in my previous post, Sawyer is set with baby clothes. We have all the gear for the most part, minus a few odds and ends I'd like. So that leaves me with the nursery, something I've never officially had. As I did with the girl's room, let me try to describe what I'll be doing. The bottom 1/3 of the walls will be painted a darker, rustic red color. The top 2/3's will be alternating tan and brown wide stripes. The two sections will be divided by a 3 inch dark brown stripe. I'm going for a classic and vintage look that will hopefully carry him through childhood. Here are some of the decor items I've registered for at jcpenney.com, to give you a good picture of what it will look like.