Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nursery Planning: Before & After Paint

 Just wanted to share some before & after pictures of the painted nursery! Before, the room was standard construction white.
And NOW, the room is a super subtle grey that makes the trim pop just a little but still leaves the room feeling like a blank canvas! Here is the corner of the room where we put the glider... my most favorite thing so far! :)

I am thinking thick white curtains for the windows - just trying to decide on a curtain rod at the moment.

Here is a close up of the glider along with the blanket that came in the mail that matches the nursery bedding. Have I mentioned that I am OBSESSED with the custom bedding?! I love this fabric SO much... wasn't sure I wanted to go with pink at all... but this fabric stole my heart! :)
Brandon took the doors off of the cabinet that I purchased on Craigslist to use as the changing table. We planned to sand them & paint them, but turns out, I love the way it looks without them!! I am not going to have a ton of surface space to decorate so I am going to leave this with open shelving for now, we will still paint the doors so we can put them on when the little one can stand up and grab onto things. Also, eventually I think it's going to turn into a hot mess in there bc let's face it, I'm not the neatest person on the planet.

The plan is to fill the top shelf with these wire baskets that I scooped up from Crate & Barrel. The small baskets fit perfectly inside the shelves, the larger one will go on top with some essentials in it.

This weekend we will paint the changing table... so excited! I am still on the hunt for the perfect dresser to go in the room as well. I know this wasn't a very entertaining post but it's time for me to head out to my 20 week ultrasound...later gators!


  1. the room looks great so far! i have been a reader since i saw one of your 'chalkboard' photos on pinterest and i love how you are documenting your journey! thank you for sharing it with us! :)

  2. You're off to such a great start! The glider is awesome, and I love that Amy Butler fabric too. Super cute! And I really really love the changing table. Craigslist is awesome.

  3. Stumbled across your blog thanks to your awesome chalkboard project I found on Pinterest - so cute! I love how you chose a subtle grey for the room. I think it's perfect and you can do so much with it in terms of decorating. Can't wait to see how it all comes together! :)

  4. I love it!! I love the paint and all the details can't wait to see it al come together!!

  5. Where did you get your coustom bedding! I love that fabric and I just found out I'm having a little girl!

  6. Love those baskets. I have been trying to figure out what kind of baskets to use in my changing table...thank you!!

  7. Love it all Jess! It's going to look awesome!! Keep the pictures coming!! Love ya! xo

  8. I love your blog! Been following sine I saw your chalkboard on pinterest! I am due on April 6th with a little girl and have been nursery planning! I love the chair and am Also doing a pink and grey theme!

    What color is the grey wall paint that goes ok with the chair?

    Thanks Jessica!

  9. Jess, where did you get your custom bedding from??? I am ready to redue Henry's room and who knows when the next one will be coming around. ;)

  10. I would love to know who did your custom bedding. I live just north of Atlanta, and I'm 5 months pregnant with my first baby!

    Love your blog!

  11. I love your blog! I am 5 months pregnant with my first baby, and have read and reread your blog!

    I see you live in GA. I live just north of Atlanta. If you are in a similar area I would LOVE to know who did your custom bedding (if you did it local).

  12. I love your blog! Found it through pinterest, and have been reading your past posts as I am also due in February, but 2013. We dont' know the sex of the baby, and I love the colour on the walls in your nursery. What is the colour?