As I mentioned the other day, we had some professional painters come to our house to paint our bedroom, the bathroom and the future nursery. We’ve hired these guys before and they did a phenomenal job with our hallway so it was a no-brainer to hire them again for the rooms. As I have gotten older, I’ve learned that there are a few things that I’ll willing to pay money for and painting is one of them. I loathe painting.
I spent the first half of the day hiding in my basement like a weenie because I didn’t want to seem like I was bothering the painters… the painters that I was paying. The really awful part was the fact that I spent a good chunk of the day completely dehydrated because I didn’t want to have to pee. We only have 1 bathroom and I didn’t want to go upstairs. It wasn’t a good day.
I’ll post before and after pictures of the paint but just know that these guys did a kick-ass job. Not only did they caulk, spackle and sand the walls (on top of what Jeremy had already done), they banged out the job in 8 hours and it would have easily taken me & Jeremy a month to complete.
We’re having our carpets cleaned this weekend and then we’re officially in reorganizing/redecorating our room and decorating the nursery mode.
The nursery is blue with white trim. I love white trim. I don’t understand off-white trim. White trim just looks so clean and crisp. Because I love how light and airy the room now feels, we also wanted to go with white furniture. We have SO MUCH dark wood furniture in our house that we really need to lighten things up in the rooms.
I think we’re going with this crib:
It has a matching dresser/changing table but we’re not going to get it… mostly because it has more dark wood features and it costs more than the damn crib. Seriously – just slap the word “baby” in front of furniture and it automatically increases the price by a few hundred dollars. I don’t understand it. Babies are small and don’t need furniture!
I’ve recently become obsessed with Owls. I know that it is becoming a trendy nursery theme but I don’t care. They are so cute and it all stemmed from this bedding:
Anyways – I’ve been scouring Etsy for some great nursery art and am completely overwhelmed by the fantastic selections. I wish you could set up a registry on Etsy!
I stumbled across this Etsy shop and pretty much want to buy every print.
Like this one
And this one
But then I’m also in love with this print:
It manages to tie my love of French with a cute baby theme. I realize these aren’t owls and that’s probably a good thing.
I also love this:
And being the dachshund lover that I am, I couldn’t resist this:
I am seriously overwhelmed. I want to cover every square inch of the walls with cute prints! We still haven’t even 100% determined the furniture or the layout.
Anyways – I figured blogging out my new obsession might help to get it out of my system. Are there any fantastic prints you want to share?