Saturday, April 10, 2010

nursery so far

This has been so fun. From planning, to buying some new things. From installing doors and putting up new paint. From refinishing old things to putting together new things. We are far from done but here is where we are now.
You may remember where we started... this is the landing at the top of the stairs.
I really enjoyed choosing colors for the nursery.. mostly based off of my original color palette of Grey, Blue, Orange and Green. We started by priming.. yuck!! The old owners painted the whole house in oil so we had to put the primer over so we could paint latex. I of course let Dave do that job. Our ceiling is wallpapered.. it is beautiful and goes with the character of the house. We painted this as well. The texture still comes through and I love the effect.


When we started painting the new color we had lots of help..


after the paint was done.. we started on the stripes.. inspired of course by a makeover I saw on Young House Love. Because we did only 12 stripes in random spots it didn't even take that long.. the reason the tape isn't all the way on some spots is because of the age of our house the walls are not strait so the laser level would not show all the way :)

and then you are left with this....



I love it!! The chair is the one I wanted from Ikea.. thankfully Baby J has grandparents who love to give gifts :) We have a few more projects but are close to completion. The crib is up and I made the curtain for the window. I'll post more soon. I love walking up the stairs and seeing this special space for Baby J. I'd love to hear what you think!!

And for the details... All paint by Benjamin Moore. Wall color HC-170 Stonington Grey. Stripes: 2146-40 pale avocado, 2136-40 aegean teal, 2155-40 semolina, cc-70 dune white. Doors are 2130-20 Deep Caviar.
And since we are poor right now.. we did it all on a budget. we bought the grey for the base. used primer we already had, the pale avocado and dune white we also had and we bought the testers in the other two colors for one cheapo paint makeover.

14 comments:

Crystal said...

Awesome - just perfect! Can't wait to see it in real.

Jeff and Melissa said...

Beauty! I love the french door color. Good job Difrans!

kelly ens said...

very cool - it looks great!

Carmelle said...

lovin' it! buying the paint testers is a great idea too

valerie said...

love, love, love. WOW!

Wenona said...

Very nice! I love the french door color - so beautiful!
And yes, using test colors was a very smart idea to save money! Way to go!!

Jenelle Suderman said...

it's all coming together beautifully, but of course knowing you i knew it would!! it looks awesome!!

Emily Deu said...

looks great Heather!

Lydia said...

amazing!! I love the stripes! and nice work on keeping it on budget! can't wait to see the rest of it.

Monica said...

Great job. I love how the boys helped too. I'm looking forward to holding baby J there. I'm wanting to come end of July - beginning of Aug.

Love Grandma D.

Jennifer said...

I love the stripes - what a cool idea!!

Marcy said...

Hey. Being poor just makes you more creative and resourceful! ;)

lindsay said...

I love the painted stripes... so fun!

Great job so far!

Lindsay
A Design Story
www.adesignstory.com

Eva said...

It looks lovely! Glad you got your chair. :)