Nursery updates are my favorite BERF posts to write : ) Those and bumps, of course!
With the closet painting I did on Sunday, the space has a whole new look. Thanks to those of you who suggested we remove the closet door after this happened to the rug:
The closet before was beige and dingy and scuffed up. I love being able to close doors, but you guys were smart to recognize that with a baby in my arms, pushing a curtain aside – or just leaving it open – is more practical.
Luckily we have a few half gallons of paint left from our house re-paint when we moved in, so I used some of the living room paint to coat the walls a seafoam blue.
Luckily this project was in a closet, so I could make mistakes. I am not a great painter at all! I’m way too hasty to stay between the lines. I had no painter’s tape, so I just used masking tape. And an old curtain for a drop cloth. And a skewer to mix the old paint. Crafty!
Also check out my painter’s outfit made up of clothing I never wear. When did this shirt ever fit!?!?
You can still see the lines where I cut in with the brush where the roller wouldn’t quite fit, and there are a few corners with issues, but who is going to see them!?
I absolutely love the result!
I hung those wooden hooks too – no idea if they’ll get used, but it seemed like a good spot for them all tucked away.
We have plans to put either shelves or a tall dresser inside. I popped into Possessions Recycled this week and found this perfect yellow match. It’s smaller and more square than it appears in the photo, and it would fit in there well, I think. The problem is they’re asking $250, but we’re hoping to haggle down.
It sure would brighten up the space! Another surprise – with the blue and white, I now love the green walls. I’m going to tone down the yellow and gray theme a little bit (it was never going to be 100% anyways) and just keep the colors calm and fresh.
For the curtain, Matt picked up a tension rod at Lowes and we hung a curtain we had in our old master bedroom [= recycling!] I love white flowing curtains. [And also sort of prefer the closet open instead of closed now!] Cost of the closet project: about $10 for the curtain rod and a roller brush.
Sure works great with the rug – and the room feels bigger too!
Now we just need a crib….and it’s ON THE WAY! Remember the Baby Mod crib I tried to buy 3 times with failure? I just happened to check again and it was in stock…purchased….and I got an email that it has shipped. Crossing my fingers!
I also found this dresser while browsing used furniture and quite like it. But I’m afraid it’s too short to be a changing table. I believe my current plan – IKEA Hemnes – is much taller. This would save a hundred though! And funky modern is always more fun.
And I’m ending on a high note – thanks to Caitlin for sending me this super exciting gift!!!!!!! Baby has a place to lounge : )
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