This past weekend, we finally got around to painting the bedroom that we plan on turning into Baby Hart’s nursery. Of all the rooms in the house, we’ve easily done the least with this one — in fact, up until a few minutes before we got started with the painting, this bedroom was still a storage area for tools and a graveyard for dismantled moving boxes:
My sister Laura and my brother Jason were generous enough to spend their Sunday helping with the painting, which we planned to do in a pale green with a simple safari mural in a darker green on one wall — the basic idea was originally laid out in this post from a few days ago. We ended up going with Behr’s “Tinker Bell” for the lighter green and “Friendly Frog” for the darker green, both color-matched to Olympic’s no-VOC premium interior paint in an eggshell finish at Lowe’s. Here’s what it looked like when we finished:
I mentioned before that my sister is a ridiculously talented art student, and she was the one who tackled the mural. It was pretty impressive — she just looked at that silhouette image I posted a few days ago and sketched out the tree and elephants on the wall, in giant proportions, like it was the easiest thing ever.
As for the rest of the painting, Joe and Jason and Laura did the vast majority of the work — all I ended up doing was helping with some of the white trim along the floor and doorway. (In the process, I realized how hard it’s getting to maneuver and get up and down off the floor with the added weight and an ever-growing belly. Oh the joys of pregnancy!)
Anyway, that’s how things turned out with the nursery painting project. And now that the walls are no longer covered in smudges and freshly-spackled nail holes, we can feel free to start bringing in the rest of the nursery stuff — like a crib and furniture and all those important things. We’re planning to start looking at cribs this weekend, so hopefully if we keep working at this pace we’ll be able to have everything prepared by the baby’s due date at the beginning of November.
But wow, it’s approaching fast — less than eleven weeks now! Where does the time go?