Last week Ryan and I decided we would start on the nursery so Friday night we went to Walmart and Lowe's to get all the paint and accessories we needed to begin painting. We were in the paint aisle in Lowe's and spent about 20 minutes picking out the "perfect" shade of tan. As we were walking up to the mixing counter, Ryan randomly stopped and pulled out a color card and said "I like this color."
I stopped, starred at it and decided I LOVED it too. And right then and there, in a matter of seconds, we bought 2 gallons of Lyndhurst Duchess Blue and changed the whole nursery concept.
For those of you who know we well, know this was something WAAAAY out of the norm for me. Once I have a plan, I stick to it. I just bought a random color to go on our baby's walls and I had no idea how I was going to decorate around it, but for some odd reason, I didn't care! I was really excited about the color.
On Saturday, Ryan and a friend of ours moved all the furniture out of what use to be Ryan's "man room," I taped off doors and baseboards, we laid out a floor covering and began work.
We painted the entire room (first and second coat) in about two hours. It was a breeze! Ryan even enjoyed it and asked after, "what room can we paint next?" We both really, really like the finished product. Its hard to really tell the true color from these iPhone pics but here's a try. The color has more of a green tint than is visible here.
We decided that we will stick with the dark brown crib and use cream/white and navy accents. Ryan's mom is giving us the dresser that was in his old room and we are going to paint it navy. And yesterday, Ryan came home with the first piece of furniture for the room - a very comfy rocker/recliner we found over the weekend (again, not what we had originally planned for a rocker).
At one point last night, I lost Ryan and found him sitting in the chair in the dark. I asked what he was doing and he said "just getting a feel for what it will be like when I am rocking P-Nut to sleep" - I can't tell you how great of a Daddy he is going to be!
The chest in these pictures was my mom's that one of my aunt's recently gave me. I am not sure what she kept in it but it only seems appropriate to put in my baby's room, a little piece of her will be with our P-Nut. It has the perfect "shabby chic" look that is in these days and its the perfect color. I think I will use it for books and toys.
I have absolutely have no idea if all of these pieces will come together to make a completed look but I am not worried about it. I am excited that it is underway and now it makes me even more anxious to meet our little P-Nut. Only 14 weeks!