Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nursery Room - Paint and Fan

When I left off on Monday, we had installed a new window, painted the ceiling, removed the old carpet, and primed the walls.  I normally would not waste the effort at all to prime a wall.  In the paint world, I'm the kind of gal that gets anxious to get the second coat on before the first coat has really fully dried.  By the way, I don't recommend this!  But I wanted to go a light neutral color, and I wanted it to be it's purest, truest color.

Most of the walls in my house are beige.  I have a beige that I've found that I love, so I stick with it.  I like to add color to the rooms with accessories because I really don't enjoy re-painting walls.  I love the way a freshly painted room looks, but the process itself?!?!  No thanks!

The nursery though, I wanted to be a little bit different.  Still relatively neutral walls that I can pair with whatever colors I'd like, but not beige.

So we went gray.

And we installed a new fan!  Woo Hoo!!

The closet was the part I was the most excited about.  I have big plans for in there (I really hope they all work out!!!).  It's the first time I've ever picked out a color from a swatch, and fell in love instantly.  No tester needed for me.  I was really nervous putting it all on the walls, but I absolutely love the way it looks!

Chris was gone on Sunday when I painted the closet.  When he got home he said "wow, bold.  I LOVE it!"  Yay!

And just because I love to see how much progress we've made in here over such little time, here's where the nursery started out two weeks ago:

Junk Room, Before
Here's where it was before we started this weekend :

Primed walls, empty room
And here's where it stands today :

New window, ceiling painted, walls painted, new fan, carpet removed
Next up on this list is getting the trim painted a bright and shiny white so that we can install flooring.  What flooring?  We have no idea...that's also on the to-do list!

I know these colors aren't typical 'girl' room colors, but I'm not a typical girl.  I do plan on accenting the room with pops of a bright, deep pink...almost like a purplish pink, to add a little more feminineness to the space.  I've got big plans...if only I can keep up my energy level!

Hope everyone's having a fantastic week!  Happy Wednesday!

Oh...paint colors...the gray is Benjamin Moore's Moonshine, and the blue is Benjamin Moore's Lucerne.  Love, love, love!
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  1. It's looking great! You are seriously moving fast with this room reno! Can't wait to see how the closet turns out. =)

  2. what a fun paint color combo...if you hadn't said "feminineness" i would have forgotten you're having a girl! but you are completely right, bringing in the pinky/purple will make it! can't wait to see what else is in store. super exciting!

  3. Oh I know it's going to be amazing! Lookin' good so far!

  4. Looks awesome!!!!!! I'm working on a grey and pink nursery myself! :)
    Thanks so much for linking this to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

  5. Yea!!!!!!!!!! I can "see" your vision -- it's going to be awesome :)

  6. You are knocking it out, girl!

    I absolutely LOVE the blue closet. It's so bold and unexpected. Such a great idea!

  7. The poor exercise bike keeps getting bumped :) Its cracking me... now that may be because I am just checking out your blog, and building the day bed today... I love your boldness, and experiment with colour!

  8. Thanks everyone!! We're getting there!!

    A's Mom - it's still winter...the exercise bike can wait till summer!! Haha! Good luck with the day bed!


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