Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Peek at the Baby's Room

Yeah! I think my "nesting" phase has finally arrived.  I have accomplished more in the last 72 or so hours than I have in the last couple of months.  I just needed a bit of motivation and that came to me through some fabulous baby bedding that Ashley found for her little girl on the way.  I asked her if she would mind me stealing her great idea and of course she had no problem with that.  I will reveal that super cute bedding in a later post.  Today I wanted to show you guys my wall color all finished up and the furniture I revamped.  Here is a shot of the room just before we started painting.



My other amazing pregnant sister offered to come over and paint the other night and I had to take her up on it.  Thanks Squeash!  We taped off all the trim, removed plate covers and put plastic on the carpet.  That furniture in the picture is what I will be using in the baby's room as well.  It started as a pale minty green with pink knobs.  I matched the yellow in the bedding and gave each piece two good coats of paint.  I also wanted an armoire for her room and I had this down in my living room.



I made the mistake of not using primer on this doozie and 5 coats of yellow paint later I am a happy girl...



I would normally sand and glaze almost anything I paint but I really loved the clean and bright look of these just like they were.  I found some great red knobs at Hobby Lobby for $2 a piece... Woohoo!  I think they tie each piece together so well and I love the outcome! Wait until you see it with the bedding!!



Here is her bedside table... Love!  The blue wall color I went with is a Valspar paint.  I love the way it painted on but I didn't love the new $32 price tag per gallon they have put on their paint.  This is the first time I rolled my pieces rather than using a brush on everything.  Because I was painting 4 different pieces I thought it might go a bit faster and it so did!  I used a 4" foam roller like this one and cut in with an angle brush.



Here is her dresser...



A close up of the knobs...



And one more corner shot for fun :)



I just love it!  I can't wait to show you more.  Thanks again Ashley for the fab bedding idea and for the inspiration that I needed to finally get moving!!

~Whitney
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20 comments:

Angela said...

Very pretty can't wait to see the bedding!

Carmen said...

I love the colors! Can't wait to see the rest! :)

beachcovejewelry said...

I love those knobs!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful pieces of refurbished furniture. Love the way you redid them! The color on the walls is so beautiful!

RenaeF said...

Love it! So cute! anxiously awaiting the fabric reveal :)

Beth at southernfriedliving said...

I love it already!
I love how you're NOT doing pink. I have pink in my daughter's room but I love a fresh approach to a baby girl's nusery using blue and yellow.
Can't wait to see that bedding, I'm a fabric addict!

RenaeF said...

That is looking so pretty! anxiously awaiting the reveal of the fabric! :)

Beth at southernfriedliving said...

I love it so far! Can't wait to see the rest!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Those pieces turned out great!!! I'm checking out Hobby Lobby for some knobs that I need. Can't wait to see the bedding. Love & blessings from NC!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

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The Vintage Attic said...

Oh my I love the color you put on the walls..and what a sweet color for the furniture it all looks so pretty.

Melissa

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

I love your pieces of furniture -- they turned out so cute! Can't wait to see the rest of the nursery!!

Melissa said...

Love all the color! What color is the blue on the walls? I would love to use it!

Cindy said...

Your funiture and paint colors look wonderful! I can't wait to see this gorgeous bedding that you keep talking about!
Hugs, cindy s

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

Great colors, I especially like the yellow armoire.

Rustique Gal said...

So pretty-I love the color scheme so far. Looking forward to more! Sherry

Rafahi Family said...

I love the colors you used! We do not have the extra room in our current house to give the little girl coming in 6 weeks her own nursery, but when I get the chance I think I might do a pale yellow color. It is so serene and calming. Congrats on your baby coming!!!

Life in Rehab said...

What a sweet little room! I can't wait for the big reveal.

Writeon said...

Love it! I know you said you used a foam roller and an angle brush, but can you share more about how you got the paint so smooth and brush-stroke free? I'm painting furniture now and it's driving me crazy! thanks!

Shannon said...

Can't wait to see the rest! I am expecting and if its a girl I was thinking of doing blue on the walls. What is the color? also can't wait to see how it all comes together with the bedding! Post more soon :)

 
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