DOUBLE SURPRISE! We did it over a month ago!
Yeah…we did. Remember when his room looked like this?
Pink Salmon Sushi walls.
And then my mom came over and helped paint over it with plain white.
She’s a champ.
And then it looked like this…white walls with tan trim.
The tan trim drove me crazy. I am 100,000,000 percent certain without an inkling of a fraction of a doubt that I am not a fan of colored trim in my house. I am also certain that it’s fine for other people…just not me…can’t take it…it makes my OCD kick in and I become a crazy person.
So even though the neutral color scheme here was fine…it just wasn’t my cup of sweet tea.
So we broke out the ole paint deck and chose a new wall color and decided to repaint all the trim in the room. Eventually the whole house will get the white-trim makeover…but it’s gonna be like a celebrity conviction and take a while…so one room at a time for now.
All the furniture got moved into the center of the room…and Will got relocated to his pack-n-play for sleeping…I’m sure not the most comfortable situation ever…but neither is sniffing paint fumes…and we figured he’s probably gonna be doing plenty of that as a teenager so we should save those brain cells for years to come 😉
Jeremy worked on rolling while I used the white paint to work on the trim. I’m a fan of just simple semi-gloss base paint in pastel white for trim…it’s easy for me to remember come touch-up time and it’s nice and clean looking.
Me and my arch nemisis – the step ladder. I may have cried. I don’t know why…but literally I step on it now and have visions of a broken leg…with the bone puncturing through my skin into my other leg. Now you know why I don’t like heights. It’s the dang imagination getting in the way.
Jer rolls. I cut in. That’s the game plan.
(insert gutteral noise here)
Oh and did I mention that the sushi got smeared on the window trim…and other assorted areas? Yeah. Them previous owners did a bang-up job 🙂
The wall color we went with was a tan…it’s Martha Stewarts Sisal. It looks completely neutral in this room…not too golden (like most of these photos indicate) and not too green…but a true nautical tan. It’s nice.
It took us four days to paint it all – the trim got three coats…the walls three too. For some reason, I was being a perfectionist in here…maybe because I loved his last nursery so much and I have this vision of a different but equally awesome space for him here too. Not quite as themey though.
Here it is after the first coat – sorry about the night time photos – it was the only time Will slept long enough for us to work in there.
OH and remember how our trim was tan? Yeah…apparently so are all the ceilings. Gross. Now I’m gonna have to work on those.
Lo and behold, I bring good tidings of great joy!
Yup…four days of painstaking trim work and a crazy sleep schedule and we finally completed the room.
And since we did it over Thanksgiving break (you know…between work, blogging, and hosting 13 people) it was sort of an ode to one big thing that we are really thankful for…our little guy Will. It’s funny how not getting pregnant in ten months of trying will make you grateful for the one baby you have already…even if he struggles with sleeping through the night. every. single. night.
Anyhoo – back to the room…
The walls are now tan with high contrasting white trim…clean white trim.
And I have big plans for an accent wall – kinda an ode to his old room…that sported the pallet wood wall…except this time I wanted to create something a little less rugged…and maybe a little more dapper.
The changing table will probably stay where it is…it really works in that location. I need to work in a bunch of stuff over it though…art and color.
And we desperately need toy storage (that’s up next and it is soooo exciting!)…
The tall wooden wardrobe will go. It’s just not as functional for him now. His little jackets are just too long and it really makes better sense somewhere else…I don’t know where yet…but not in here.
Okay – and here is the last photo – the one with the closest representation of the color of the walls. Doesn’t it look good with the carpet?! I love it. And yes, this little wall is the location for the future toy storage. I told Jeremy I wanted a toy chest but modern…something that Will couldn’t get hurt closing…and that could also be a place for books…and nick-nacks…and for driving his cars. And I think he came up with something JUST PERFECT. Stay tuned because tomorrow will be the grand reveal. The last day of the year is the perfect time for Will’s big surprise!