Remember this ugly-looking room that was supposed to be the nursery? Can you imagine a baby sleeping in here?
Now we’re on the right track for the nursery makeover! Matt and I finally got around to painting the nursery with the help of friends (thanks Pat & Rachel). We also were able to update an old dresser that we’re going to use as a changing table – yay for marking 2 things off our To-Do list!
Matt ended up painting the nursery linen white from Benjamin Moore as we had planned. I’m very pleased with how it turned out – just a little hint of color, but still very neutral. One product we have used A LOT OF is Frog Tape. If you haven’t used it before it’s amazing and definitely worth the extra few bucks for a clean straight line. Matt, being the engineer he is, is a little OCD about taping and has to tape everything. I just let him do it since he’s the one painting. As for Airlie, I think I’m going to have to find some other options for a baby sitter when the baby comes…she was supposed to be supervising Matt and obviously fell asleep on the job!
While Matt was painting the nursery, I got to work on this little number which we’re going to use as a changing table. According to my mom it was hers as a baby and will be 58 years old next month. Now, our baby will be the 3rd generation to use it and it’s definitely screaming for a makeover! I thought about using the chalk paint from Ryanne’s post - it would have been a great candidate, but I had my heart set on painting it a minty green and didn’t see a color from the chalk paint list that matched what I envisioned. I did have to do some light sanding and ended up doing 2 coats of paint. The color I chose was potpurri green from Benjamin Moore.
After painting the dresser, I lined the drawers with this cute contact paper I found at Target. I’m still waiting for the new drawer pulls to come in that I ordered from Amazon.com.
Of course Airlie woke up and wanted to pose for the picture.
So this is what the nursery looks like now… much better. I feel much better that we’ve made somewhat of a dent in our To Do list before the baby comes. Next weekend I plan to make the curtains and crib skirt. Stay tuned!