Nursery Plans and Progress

Happy Snow Day my fellow Alabamians and other Southerners!

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Snow doesn’t happen often in Alabama, so we get pretty darn excited… as in cancel school and work for three days in anticipation of 3 to 4 inches of snow. True Story. No complaints from me though! Ryan and I have taken full advantage of a few unexpected days off and knocked out a lot of our to do list upstairs – particularly in the nursery.

When we found out we were having a girl, I knew that I didn’t want to paint the room floor to ceiling in pink. It’s not that I hate pink. I just don’t like pastel pink, which as you well know seems to be color of choice for baby girls, at least for big box baby stores. I mentioned here that I was thinking about turquoise and coral for our color scheme.

Nursery paint colors

Here’s a peak at what I am wanting the end product to look like, all for under $500 I might add (so far so good!).

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Let’s hope that little Saffell doesn’t hate color 🙂 So far we have purchased bead board and chair rail, material for a built in bookcase, a vintage Jenny Lind crib, a thrift store changing table, some fabric (shown above) and my parents very kindly ordered a comfy new glider for us as a baby gift. We will be using an antique dresser that I used through college in the nursery as well. How does a 25 year old own 5 dressers?!?!

Ryan and my Dad wrapped three of the four walls in bead board a few weekends ago, so next up was paint. Sample time! Not to be confused with hammer time….

Nursery paint samples

I even posted a little Instagram/Facebook poll a few weeks ago. My favorite actually got the least amount of votes! I think part of it was the fact I took this photo at night and all three colors look much greener here than they do in person. The colors show much truer in the photo above!

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I ended up choosing Valspar Pillow Mint 5005-5 (far right) for the perimeter of the room and coral (Valspar La Fonda Flamenco Pink 2004-3B) for an accent wall behind the crib. Here is a sneak peak I posted on Instagram & Facebook yesterday!

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Over the past three days Ryan and I have been able to finish painting the walls, prime and paint the built in & trim work, SCRUB the nasty windows, finish an art project, move all the nursery furniture upstairs, finish a little changing table re-do, sew an easy crib skirt, and start working on prepping the master bathroom for flooring. You read that right. FLOORING IN THE MASTER BATHROOM! It is supposed to be delivered tomorrow – fingers crossed snow and ice is not an issue!

How have you spent your snow days? Did you stare out the window all day yesterday like I did? Kidding. Not Kidding. I am very happy to be well ahead of our pre-baby schedule now!

Peace.

Brittney

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9 thoughts on “Nursery Plans and Progress

  1. Not nearly as productive as you guys! I do have the ability to work from home, however, so even though I stayed home, I still worked. Having said that, I did take a couple hours this afternoon to start my recycling center project to get rid of the assortment of tubs, bins, and garage floor space we use now. That project will be going where the chest freezer is now. Also helped your Mom repaint the stand on Trey’s $18 12″ globe and finish her pet feeding station (my only real contribution was cutting holes for the food bowls. You guys keep up the great work! So proud of all that you’ve accomplished. Love, Dad

  2. Looks great! I love the color scheme and I am excited to see how the whole room will come together. Your dresser stash made me laugh because I had 3 in my room growing up and one day I will have to haul them all from my mom’s home to mine.

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