The room we've set aside for the baby is almost completely empty AND there's a deadline, which makes it a good place to start.
|Looking in from the door|
|Looking from the corner opposite the door|
It's the smallest bedroom in the house, I believe. We have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom all set together off of a hallway on the second floor, so we've got the baby in one, the boys sharing another, and our playroom in the largest room. It's kind of like the kids have their own wing of the house and we love it!
The baby's room gets crap light from the one small north-facing window but, since we've got several years of naps ahead of us, I'm actually counting that as a plus at the moment.
The existing paint is actually a rather relaxing gray color with a lovely dark accent wall but it's flat paint (which I have very strong feelings about) and is looking a little worse for the wear. Paint is definitely on the agenda.
After debating for several weeks I've decided on this color palette (perhaps with a little mint in there as well)-
Something about this room calls for dark and moody paint, so I'm going with navy on the walls. I put up some sample paint on the walls yesterday and I think I've got my color nailed down. To keep it from being overwhelmingly dark we're also going to install some creamy white beadboard and crown molding, which I think will make the room drastically more interesting.
I got super lucky at Goodwill this week and found 3 light gray curtain panels in near perfect condition for $6.99 apiece (as opposed to the $30 apiece like I found at Target). Two will go up on the window and I'm hoping to use the 3rd to re-do the forward facing bookcase I bought when Stinky was a baby (it's the big red thing in the closet. It's fantastic for little kids but has never matched anything in my house).
I'm on the lookout for a dresser that can double as a changing table as well as a rocking chair of some sort. I'll be getting my crib back in the fall (I loaned it out to a friend when Baby 2 outgrew it). I picked out some fantastic art from Etsy this week and I've been searching for a box of unused frames that I know is around here somewhere.
|I'm readying my poor finger for the large amount of gold spray painting I'll be doing. I love the idea of gold frames with white mats on the navy wall (image from Pinterest. Original source unknown)|
I feel like I've got a good handle on how this room will look and feel and I'm really excited to finally have at least ONE room that's "done". Unfortunately, the hideous brown carpet is there until we are ready to tackle all the flooring so I just have to turn a blind eye for a while. Bleh.
Bonus: here was Stinky's nursery when he was a newborn! That mural was my labor of love while hugely pregnant- I was so proud of it!
And now, my most pressing question: how the freak does everyone organize their kids' closets? If you've got any genius tips, I am all ears.