Friday, March 4, 2011

Painting and Nesting!

So... many of my friends suggested we start on the baby's room, so I'm not painting and building and hanging stuff in my ninth month. Sounds good to me! ;-)

Perhaps halfway is a bit early, but we don't care. Since we're having a surprise, I'd love to still plan things out!

First... colors! I thought we'd really go with one of these two color schemes:

... but... I LOVE aqua and grey together. And especially if it's a girl, I would love, LOVE to have peach/aqua/grey. Just so cute. And *then* after I saw Vivi's beautiful nursery, I knew I had to do that color scheme.

Did Joni not do an AMAZING job on her daughter's room? It's gorgeous! (LOVE her website too! How fun is it that she makes nursery inspiration/style boards?)

Anywho... So my sister suggested we choose white/aqua/grey/beige... and then add peach/coral for a girl and charcoal for a boy. She's a genius, I tell you!

So... I needed to set out on a search for an inspiration piece or fabric with these colors. And wouldn't you know it? The 2nd day of my search (and after looking at HUNDREDS of swatches), I came across this gem of a baby line...

Seriously?! How cute is THAT?!?! SOOOO perfect! We had already decided on the paint color we wanted, so when I received the swatches from here, I was OVER THE MOON excited that they matched perfectly. Wahoo! Then I used the swatches to choose a grey and beige. So yummy. :-)

It's much more fun to see the progress of a room, don't ya think?! ;-) Here is what the room looked like when we moved in:

And here it is after we painted it Benjamin Moore's Antiguan Sky. (Please excuse the messy bookshelf in the center. That *will* be removed.) I really love how it turned out. It's so lovely. The closet will be grey, and that's what I'm doing today. :-)



What do you think? I'll keep you updated with the progress!

p.s. Tomorrow is my NINTH Blogiversary! Check back for a giveaway! :-D

8 comments:

lisa truesdell said...

what a perfect color! writing it down for future use. =)

love the belly pics, too!!!!

Valerie said...

So pretty Reyanna - love your color options!
9 years of blogging!! Wow, that is quite an achievement!

Meredith Taylor said...

beautiful! i have a girl (and we knew it would be a girl) and she has a light light blue room. when we move though i'm thinking about doing aqua/white/grey with maybe a few light purple punches here and there. can't wait to see how the room develops...

oh and no halfway is not too early. check out this blog post i did at 23 weeks...
http://meredithannetaylor.blogspot.com/2010/02/almost-done.html

Meghann said...

LOVE that color! It will be beautiful!

Christa said...

I love your color choices Reyanna!! Can't wait to see the finished room!!

Bashful said...

Your little one is going to have the nicest little room ever!

em said...

can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Jennie M said...

This is truly going to be gorgeous! I cannot wait to see it!!!