4.12.2011

Color

We finally got our colors right for the paint in Laney's room.

When we finally get everything painted, I'll share the paint color names...for now, here's a sneak peak.




Spring break is next week...I look forward to finally having a little time to blog. I am swamped with school stuff right now and I'm so exhausted! Just 3 more days...I think I can, I think I can! :)

4.01.2011

Laney's Room

For those of you that know me, you probably know that I LOVE to decorate, but I like to see how much money I can save when I decorate. So I find creative ways to do things, shop at thrift stores, redo old things, and use what I have.

I am so excited about decorating Laney's nursery. I've never been a huge fan of "baby decor," but I don't really know anyone that has time to sew her bedding from scratch (which would be very ideal...maybe I'll learn to sew one day). I also wanted something that was gender neutral so that we could use it again, as we plan to have more kids in the future. I stumbled upon some bedding from Target online, unfortunately it was discontinued. So...I book marked it for inspiration and checked back often because I could not find anything else I liked. One day I clicked on the link to find it available AND on sale! I called Matt right away in excitement and we decided we should go ahead and get it...since I am SOOO picky AND I love it AND it was on sale. Once we got this in the mail:
I began brainstorming what I imagined Laney's room to look like. I've been back and forth on what color of baby furniture to register for, but I think I've finally settled on white. In my head, I see this brightly colored little nursery with a "garden" theme. Not many people "see" my vision and kind of look at me weird when I explain what I'm thinking, but I can't wait to see what the final product looks like. I've started a collection of fun little containers & decorative items that I've found on sale at various places. Items like:

Matt's experimenting with paint this weekend. I can't decide if I want to paint the room one color or two. I can't decide how bright I want things to be or if I want to go more neutral. I've never really stepped outside of the box with paint, but I want Laney's room to be different. I also want to make sure her room isn't too bright. Who knows what we'll come up with...here's what the experiment looks like right now:I'm not sold on the yellow, but I LOVE the teal. We're thinking about going a little lighter on the yellow and we'll probably have to prime. We'll see, we have plenty of time. I'll be 25 weeks on Monday!!