Sunday, June 13, 2010
As you can see, it was a process---I'm glad Brooke is good at math! We all know that I'm NOT! We painted everything white first, let it dry and then he started the taping...
Yes, he is this goofy! :) I posted this mainly because I wanted to show the ridiculous scaffolding that he made---2 ladders, one upside down in order to reach the top of the stairs. Glad it didn't all come tumbling down! :)
And, the armoire we found at Scott's. Like I said, it will not stay black, we just loved the classic shape of this one (not to mention it was a STEAL!). This will offer some more space for hanging clothes, folding blankets and even toy storage.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Yes, I know, I know...it's only been 5 months since I last posted! Oops! I'm sure people have stopped checking in. Lots of news since December, though! Most of you know that Brooke and I are expecting our first baby, a little girl! She's due September 3rd and after much discussion, we've decided on her name, Mary Corinne. We've painted the office since my last post, Ashley Gray. Brooke also refinished the floors in there and they look great. But, none of that is as exciting as the nursery post, so I'll get that up first and then move on to the office. Oh, and yes, the stairway and hallway to our room and the nursery is now the same half strength peanut shell as in the downstairs hallway. SO much better!
On we go with the nursery! Of course, most of you know I couldn't be completely normal with the colors. But, I didn't want to go too wild. At this point I suppose the colors are pretty typical of the rest of our house...coral, aqua/turquoise, and celery green. I found a bumper that I LOVED at Serena and Lily that inspired everything. And, then I found some coral fabric that I couldn't part with, so I ordered that too. Then, it was just trying to decide how to tie it all together. So, I've posted some photos below that will hopefully help! We'll be using a dresser from my Grandmother Clara's house and repainting that for a dresser and changing table. Going to Scott's in Atlanta in June to look for an armoire and we'll be ordering a glider that's celery and white stripe. And then there's still the rug and wall decor. Whew, I'm tired!
Oh, and one thing I forgot to include...the link to the lamp that I want for next to the glider (in celery and white stripe):
The paint samples are what we'll be painting the walls in there...we'll go for the lighter celery color. And, finally, the background fabric (the coral diamond) will be the drapery panels.
So, I've started gathering objects. This little bench is from Southside Galleries and it doesn't look like much, but the aqua color is an exact color match. We're ordering the glider in a celery and white stripe and I thought this would be perfect in front of that. I might even cover it...
The room in it's current, pitiful state! JUNK room! Anyone want to buy a red desk and chair? :)
Again, looking towards the small closet (we're planning on buying an armoire to add more storage to the room).
And, looking from the hallway into the room. The crib will go to the far left wall. The glider will go to the right of the window.