The Lil House That Could
Paint Color Confusion
- Published on Monday, 05 March 2012
Saturday morning we headed to Lowe’s to pick up our paint for the nursery. We went with the colors we decided on last week.
To keep things simple since we were walking in with 4 different colors in 3 finishes, I wrote what we needed on each color we wanted.
Yes that is my iPhone shadow. It was inevitable.
Anyway, the colors are...
- Published on Thursday, 01 March 2012
I went to Lowe’s tonight to pick up a few paint chips for the nursery. We have plans tomorrow night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon and I reeeeally want to get the painting done this weekend. Which means that we need to decide on colors by Saturday morning so we can go buy paint, start to paint at night and hopefully...
The Most Frequently Asked Nursery Question
- Published on Tuesday, 28 February 2012
What color will you paint?
This is a common question regardless of the room, but even more so since we are not sharing the gender of the baby. In fact, someone just asked me this question yesterday. I think many people have a hard time leaving the traditional nursery wall colors of pale pink, blue, yellow and green and often assume...
Learning to Cope
- Published on Monday, 27 February 2012
No, this isn’t a sappy post about how I’m juggling priorities or the upper body pain I’ve been suffering from. Though I could use one of those….the further my body gets away from my keyboard at work the more the more my neck, shoulders and arms hurt. You hear about the lower back and hip pain during...
From Top to Bottom
- Published on Thursday, 23 February 2012
Today while I was at work, Mike put up the baseboards in the nursery We used 5 1/4 inch primed MDF for the baseboards, the same molding we have throughout our house (we previously had a much smaller baseboard with the carpet in this room). Mike said the whole room took him about an hour to do and was a piece of cake.
We still have...
How to Install Crown Molding
- Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Mike gave you an idea of our adventures in learning how to install crown molding yesterday, but I’m going to share the deets on what you SHOULD do. AKA, what we didn’t do first time around and how we learned along the way…
We left you with our paneled wall looking like this…
The plan was to add 4+ inch crown...
A Crown Update
- Published on Monday, 20 February 2012
After we finished the framing of the built-in cabinets in the new office, Rebecca and I realized we better get moving on the baby’s room which included doing a paneled accent wall as well as crown molding. This weekend was all about the crown molding and we wasted no time diving in the project. After getting a few corners a...
Chevron in the Nursery
- Published on Thursday, 16 February 2012
Confession: I love chevron. Many people think is a trend or played out, but I have yet to put it anywhere in our house and I’ve been itching to. What better choice than the nursery?
I started this weekend, with one of these green and white chevron storage bins from Target…
(via I Heart Organizing, because it’s not...
I Call This My Gray Period
- Published on Monday, 13 February 2012
I haven’t slept well the past several days. Darwin had a urinary tract infection, on top of kidney failure, which led to many unpleasant accidents that may have occurred on my lap…while I was sleeping. I’ve been peed and puked on way too many times before this baby has arrived. I know, TMI, but I’m just...
Stationary Chair vs. Glider
- Published on Thursday, 09 February 2012
I hope you guys aren’t going to get sick of nursery posts anytime soon because with a little more than 12 weeks to go, we’re about to kick it into high gear!
From very early on in my pregnancy, I was pretty certain we weren’t going to buy a glider. I had never seen one that worked for me aesthetically and I get...