Things in the nursery department are coming together smoothly despite the rocky start. All fabrics have been ordered and the walls are painted.
I am in love with the new paint color. Sherwin Williams "Comfort Gray" SW6205.
Hopefully it'll hold true to its name and be so comforting she'll never cry, have explosions in her diaper, or projectile vomit. But in the event that she does, the paint is Behr's Flat Enamel... it's my favorite kind of paint (available at Home Depot). It's not shiny (I like a good flat paint) and if something like vomit gets on it, it's scrubbable. It goes on thick with little to no odor... it's awesome paint!
The color is listed on Sherwin William's website as a Cool Neutral. I like that description.
The crib and rocking chair are being painted this week. As I mentioned before, the crib was mine. Mom had it stripped and brought it down when she visited a few weeks ago. The painters came for it and the rocking chair on Tuesday. We pre-sanded the rocking chair to make it easier on the painters to just prime and paint.
The chair: I was originally set on a slipcovered Lee Swivel Glider (or something similar)... but my budget told me this Ikea rocking chair was a wiser choice. For $149 I couldn't resist. And the fact that it was available online really sealed the deal. I'm having a lumbar bolster pillow made and the cushions are being recovered. But the white covers that came with the chair will be great in the future when I move this chair to another room in the house.
A fellow pregnant friend went to Ikea and sat in it for me, gave me play by play on it's comfort... and liked it so well she might just buy it for her nursery too.
You might wonder what color the crib and chair are being painted? Ralph Lauren Regent Metallics "Golden Candlesticks" (also available at Home Depot, beware this comes with a heftier price tag than that Behr paint)... but I am not finishing the crib and chair with their funky faux finish, just a smooth finish.
Remember my friend Katie's nursery, where we selected a gold paint for the crib? Maybe this will jog your memory:
My bumpers will be custom made just like these we had made for sweet Sophie (above)... boxed with contrasting welt.
This week I've been narrowing down art, lamps, and other little details. This evening we are moving our bar table up to the nursery to see if it will work well as a changing table.
I got a new camera lens for my birthday, I was really testing the lens, not taking a picture of the table, but you get the point, right?
Okay, that's it for Chapter 2 of The Nursery Diaries... maybe in Chapter 3 you'll see a sneak peek of the fabrics... stay tuned friends!