Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nursery Mood Board

Since pretty much the second I found out I was pregnant I started to think about the nursery. My thoughts and ideas were all over the place and I was having a hard time coming up with a cohesive theme/mood in my mind, so off to Photoshop I went. I decided to put together a mood board or what I wanted the nursery look like. Since I'm not a huge theme person the room is not themed it's more of just a mood. This was a perfect way to get all my favorite things down and see how they would look together.

I love the way it's turning out. With this board I can stay true to my vision and not ruin it by some last minute impulse purchase, and when others ask what the nursery will be like I can just show them this, and voila!

I wanted the room to be light and playful without too much color and a little moody. One of the first things I found was a print from The Black Apple and knew I wanted to use it. Pretty much I based the room colors around that print. Along with the other prints I have on the board I want to have some family photos and a few personal things to bring character and a bit of our family into the room.

(1) Basket; (2)Lamp; (3) Moonrise Prints; (4) Alice in Mask; (5) Feather print; (6) Monster print (7)Mexican blanket; (8) Jenny Lind crib; (9) Gold fitted sheet; (10)Vintage dresser; (11)Sheep skin rug;  (12)Wood cityscape; (13)Lovely print; (14) Stephanie Rocker

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spare Room Before and After

Our spare room was interesting to say the least. The blue carpet HAD to go, along with the painted over wallpaper that had brush marks so that it "looked like wallpaper" cause that makes sense.

Instead of going through who knows how many layers of paint and wallpaper we knew the walls would be atrocious. So instead, we decided to add to the problem and just paint over the previous owners hideous creative paint job.

As usual I forgot to take a true "before" photo. This was taken just as we finished patching the holes and sanding down the overlaps in the wallpaper. Don't you love that blue carpet I call it Painters Tape Blue... gorgeous.

Here is the room after a fresh coat of paint and new carpet.
Is there anything better then new paint and carpet, I say there is not. 

So much better right?

Here was our TO DO for the spare room.
1. Take down the lovely curtains and patch the holes.
2. Sand down any lumps or overlap in the wallpaper
3. Get new windows.
4. Paint the ceiling
5. Paint Walls
6. Pull back blue carpet and paint baseboards
7. Replace carpet
8. Marvel at a job well done
9. Fill the room with a spare bed for Sunday napping

Now that that's done time to take everything out and start with the nursery overhaul