It has been a while since I last checked it. I have had a lot of projects going on and haven’t even had the time to sit down. One of my favorite projects I am working on is a nursery for a friend. She is having a baby girl at the end of April and I volunteered my services to help build the perfect nursery.
Decorating a nursery is definitely a first for me. I have not had the chance of taking one on and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. We hit several set backs through the whole process as well.
The first thing we did was have to decide on a color. The room we thought was going to be the nursery was a horrible periwinkle blue color that was very poorly painted the first time. There were several areas that had been missed or simply messed up in the process. So not wanting to over do the “girly-ness” we decided to do three walls a tan color to match the rest of the house and one wall pink. It took a while to find the perfect tan and a non-peptobismal pink for the room, but we finally did it. However, soon came set back number one! After priming the room, the mother decided he wanted to use a completely different room in the house for the nursery. Luckily we had only primed the walls and were able to still use the tan color we had chosen to get rid of the disgusting blue.
So once we finally got into the correct room we got it painted quickly. Then came the furniture shopping. We found several great pieces at BuyBuy Baby and the rest we went grunge hunting, also known as resale or garage sales. I just like the way grunge hunting sounds. We refurbished several pieces and even sewed our own curtains for the bay window. One of the colors in her color scheme was gold, so we did a section of gold polka-dots on the wall by the crib.
Everything came together so well! I haven’t downloaded any photos yet, but as soon as I get them I will have to post. I have to say I am actually very proud of my first nursery design adventure.