Friday, November 20, 2009

A Blast from the 3 Week Past: Our Very First Project

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So we've been in our new home 3 weeks now... we've done so much already in the short time since we  got the keys (which we thought that day would never come), but I'm trying to think back to what was our "first" project... we really did a lot right off - I worked on one thing while hubby did another... but the first big project had to be the nursery.

It was tan, not a nursery color, and I wanted to get it painted before the new carpet was to arrive. In our old house, her room was the old office/den and it has wood panel walls that we didn't want to paint... so this was my first chance to fully design her room the way I wanted it... the carpet we'd ordered was Stainmaster (Home Depot had a $39 install going on, and my mom paid for it...) and we went with a berber carpet in "Daddy's Girl" pink.

So then it was a debate between light green or light yellow walls to go with the new carpet & the current decor (Winnie the Pooh) and her white furniture...

After a couple blog & facebook posts, we decided on the "Morning Sun Yellow." Our paint was Behr Ultra Premium Semi Gloss from Home Depot. We also bought white semi gloss to touch up the trim... clear to say I was extremeley happy with the final product, and the new carpet arrived that following Thursday. I also had put together an "Idea Board" to see how well everything would tie together.

We had moved in a week prior, but couldn't fully "move in" until the carpet was installed, or we'd be paying them to move the furniture,  after we'd already paid movers! So finally we were ready to put the room together.

We were basically done! Still had some things to hang up on the walls (We've done that since then, need updated pictures) & window coverings to finish (still not there yet), but the overall project was finished!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my dead weeds! :) Thought I'd stop over to say hi, and then I saw this sweet nursery... I LOVE the colors you chose - just perfect for a sweet little girl. And it's pink! which I love, but not too over the top. So sweet!