Thursday, March 7, 2013

Nursery: This 'n That

Nursery progress is slowly coming along and once all the nitty gritty is out of the way, the fun stuff can really happen! I already told you guys how I had to spackle and sand a lot of the walls so after that was all finished it was time for paint. The color is great. My spackle job, not so much. I did a good job almost everywhere but this one corner was still a little rough so I needed to spackle some more...


Once that dries, gets sanded, and the paint gets touched up, I can share with you the wall color. Gotta wait for some sunlight anyways so I might as well get that corner as smooth as possible before the weekend! Side Note: I still find it funny that I painted this room from baby pink to neutral greige because it was "too girly." Now that an actual baby girl will be living in this room I'm finding it hard to incorporate pink into my color scheme. Oh the irony.

Next up we tackled all the electrical needs: new ceiling fixture, new wall fixture, and new light switch! We changed out one of our light switches for a dimmer which will definitely come in handy during those middle of the night trips into the nursery. Oh and this wall color looks darker because it is...


The light switches are actually outside of the nursery next to our closets (that wall color is Behr's Perfect Taupe):


As for the light fixtures, I know I initially planned on doing some sort of a drum shade on the ceiling but after not finding anything I loved that would fit the space and didn't break our budget I decided to go in a whole different direction. I knew I wanted to add more black elements into the room to play off the black and white chevron inspiration blanket so I figured the light fixture was a good place to do so. I found this simple globe fixture at Lowe's for a whopping $12 and dressed it up a bit with a $8 ceiling medallion. Beautiful and budget friendly.


As for the wall fixture, I again decided to try something different than originally planned for much the same reasons: the sconce I had my heart set on was just too expensive and I couldn't find anything similar for any less. So I stayed again with the black scheme and picked up this $5 jelly jar sconce. Cute, budget-friendly, and vintage-esque. Works for me.



This is the wall where the three shelves will be going and you can see that the only outlet in the room is on this wall. That's a precious commodity right there. 


And last but not least I had to share with you these amazing curtains I picked up at HomeGoods last week. I was on the fence as to whether I wanted curtains or not but after coming across this Cynthia Rowley set my mind was made up. I'm actually toying with the idea of using one curtain on the window and turning the other into a crib skirt. We'll see... Oh and yes, that is a new window you see! Thanks for noticing. We're still waiting on a new window sill and once that comes in I can show you how shiny and beautiful it is! Only took us over 18 months to finally get it replaced, but we're making progress my friends.

Now I suppose my mood board needs a little upgrading due to these changes so as of today, here's our latest nursery mood board:


I added in a lovely Ikea pillow I've been eyeing for months to the rocker and think it just looks right at home with the ikat curtains and the black and white blanket. The air balloon print on the left I already own and the art on the right is a little DIY I plan on making for above her crib. I also need to get working on some sort of mobile and plan to put it above the changing table. The mobile pictured is just more money than I'm willing to spend (could I ever justify $70 for a baby toy?) so I have a couple ideas up my sleeve for a much cheaper alternative while still conveying my love of all things air balloon. We're getting there...
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