It's time for a little nursery update! This has actually been several months in the works - we didn't realize what a project it was going to be.
Previously, this bedroom was blue with white beadboard around the bottom (er... white-ish. It was very yellow!) But the odd thing was, and I don't know if you can see it in the bottom picture, the beadboard didn't go all the way around. It was like whoever put it up just never got around to finishing. And the beadboard that was up was pretty dirty, nasty and ripped up. We weren't sure whether our best bet was to try and repair the current beadboard and finish off the last wall, or tear it all off all together.
So we had to attack it with joint compound. A couple layers worth. It was messy and nasty and took forever, but helped repair the walls. Then we tried to paint it... but the bottom half of the walls just looked too... smooth. Showed every little stroke we'd made with the compound. It wasn't pretty.
Our solution? This guy. Well, four cans of this guy. Hans did this one on his own since we figured the fumes weren't good for baby. We probably could have used a couple more cans to build up to a good level of texture, but it was expensive and smelled bad and we just wanted to be done at this point. It got the job done, at least.
And here we are! Several months, lots of elbow grease and many many hours later, we have a soft, gender neutral nursery.
Bottom half of walls (and chair rail): Glidden Cafe Latte
Top half: Glidden Muslin White
Door trim, as well as the brand new crown molding and bigger baseboards: Glidden White on White
Crib: Graco Lauren (we found it cheapest from Walmart!)
Nightstand: Pottery Barn Outlet
Glider and Ottoman: Craigslist
Dresser: Ikea (Hemnes)
Shelves: Ikea (Lack)
Now it's time to decorate! I can't figure out what to do for curtains and/or a bedskirt... I'm debating trying to make something myself. And we have tons of wall space to fill! I'll be working on that over the next couple months - for now, it's nice to just have a calm, clean blank slate to work with.