You may have noticed this summer I’ve been posting a lot about what Nick and I have been doing at the house, rather than posting about design trends or shopping spots. You may have also noticed that Sue and I have pared down the number of posts we’ve been writing each week. Well, a lot of that can be chalked up to…NESTING!
I’m so proud to write that Nick, Jimmy and I welcomed the arrival of baby Nate this week. We are overjoyed to have another baby boy in the house. He’s a big boy weighing in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. And we’re loving every inch of him. I’m also pretty happy to ditch the ventilator mask that I’ve been wearing for every paint and stain job over the past 9 months.
So I’ll keep this post short and sweet and just share some pics of the “baby nook” we put together in our room in preparation for Nate. (Please note that these were taken before Nate joined us. We’ve since removed the pillows and toys from the crib. I don’t want anyone to think I’m putting him in harm’s way :-)) Is it Pinterest-worthy? Probably not. But is it the coziest, most happy place in our house — absolutely! Style is in the eye of the beholder and we are beholding some of the best moments in life these days.
I started the whole room makeover by getting rid of the yellow paint and freshing it up with PARA Paint’s PF-40 Spring Saige. It’s not quite green, not quite blue and not quite grey. In different lights it’s all three. I love the soft soothing atmosphere that is great for keeping the room calm for sleep.
We were able to re-use many of the items from Jimmy’s room, like the dresser, crib and bedding. I made the Weimaraner mobile before Jimmy was born (in tribute to our dog, Jack) but added some blue fluffiness to it this time around. We hung some barnboard shelves that were removed from Nick’s family cottage two years ago. We dried them, sanded them and added them for storage and decoration. I painted some animal artwork and frames to tie into the bedding as well. (PARA Paints colours used are Alexandrite PF-61 (the aqua), Canary Diamond PF-48 (yellow) and P2085-02 Annapolis Valley Tint 3 (green). They are super simple, but are a great project for extra paint that you might have. (Just make sure to scuff the pre-painted frames with sandpaper to get the paint to adhere…Ikea frames might be low-cost but they sure are high-gloss!)
We haven’t yet finished up decorating the other side of the room, so here’s just a corner peek. I’m trying to finish up the big wall over the headboard, but keep having to start over. I’m not sure what I’ll do there. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so hasty to take down the gallery wall? (More on that in an upcoming post!)I’ve pre-written a few more posts over the next couple of weeks, while I enjoy some quality family time with my three boys (four if you count the dog!?!?) So don’t think that gallery walls and kitchens are more important than my family; I just managed to be organized for once!