Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nursery Update- Paint

We made one giant step in our progress in the nuresry.  It is now painted.  I had difficultities selecting the right color of yellow which delayed the process for a about two weeks.  I finally decided upon Hawthrone Yellow by Benjamin Moore.  I had entertained using Lotus Yellow too, but it seemed a bit too bright, and I also considered using Yellow Lilies, but at times this seems like it might be too pale.  Therefore, Hawthorne Yellow was just right.  We used Benjamin Moore's Eco-Spec paint as we did not want to pollute the air with any VOCs.  All the moldings in the room were painted Decorator's White in semi-gloss by Benjamin Moore, and the closet was painted Decorator's white, but in an eggshell finish.  I went with an eggshell finish with the Hawthrone Yellow too since this will be a child's room.  As for the ceiling, we went with 1/4 of the recipe for Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore.
Before
After
The lighting is not great since it has been a bit cloudy, and we do not have traditional lighting in here right now.  Better pictures to come in future updates!
It maybe hard to see in the picture, but the ceiling has a small tint of blue to it.  I am considering adding crown molding for a higher impact.
I am hopeful the crib will be arriving in the next week or two.  I am considering adding some red stripes to the wall behind where the crib will be, but since we do not have the furniture placed in it's final resting place, it is hard to commit.  Also, I am not sure if the stripes would be too much. 

I am also wrestling with what type of window treatments to add.  I am considering installing Roman shades in red, but I am thinking long term it might be better to add 2 inch white faux wood blinds, and then pairing these with gigham curtains in red.  Any advice would be appreciated.

8 comments:

  1. I love the color you've chosen for your walls! It's going to be a sweet nursery.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. This is a great choice for a nursery color - can't wait to see the end product. On the window treatments - go with what your heart is drawn to. In the house we just moved out of i had dark cherry bamboo roman shades flanked by curtains and i love it. I'm putting fabric romans in my breakfast nook if i ever get around to sewing them. :)

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  3. Love the paint color! Just right, I'd say! I like the idea of the white blinds and the red curtains. Also, instead of painting a red stripe you could check into wall decals; maybe red circles?? (may be easier to fix than having to paint over red if you aren't happy with them.) Can't wait to see more nursery progress! :)

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  4. Love the paint color! That really came out nice! I think I would go with the faux wood blinds! That would really highlight the moulding and then you would be set to change up the drapes as you wanted!

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  5. So cute!! It looks lovely as it is!! I am also in love with the Dr Suess bedding in your post below!! Makes me wish I was having another baby just so I could get the bedding!!! (almost!)

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  8. Love the color! We're working on a nursery too, and having the same window covering dillema. I think we're going to go with the wood slat blinds, instead of curtains, but roman shades would be nice too. You could always layer the shades over the blinds, as an idea as well. Good luck!

    Check out our nursery progress here:
    http://design-aholic.blogspot.com/2010/08/nursery-progress-report.html

    -Amy

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