Nest: Nursery Update – Going Green (Literally)

11 Nov

After finally selecting a design, I am proud to say that we’re making serious progress on the nursery. Last week, my husband and a friend painted the entire nursery.

We went from a very neutral but dull “builder beige” to a fresh pastel green.

 

The nursery “before” in its original “builder beige” color.

 

And my husband wrapping up the painting process.

 

We did learn a few lessons in the painting process:

  • Textured walls devour paint! We anticipated using one gallon of paint, based on the room’s square footage, but we actually ended up needing two whole gallons. A 100% increase in supplies and costs isn’t too bad on a project this small, but I’m glad we learned our lesson on this room, rather than discovering it when painting a much bigger space, like the great room.
  • Picking colors without a sample is for the brave. We decided not to purchase any sample paint, and instead, to rely on our initial selection based on color swatches in the store. I don’t regret our color choice or our process, but for a bigger project, I think I might want to do samples in the future, as no color ever really looks the same in store as it does on your wall.
  • Colors will grow on you with time and when seen in different lights. I have to admit that the first night I saw the paint on the walls, I was worried the color was a little too cool of  a green and that it wouldn’t be warm enough to go with the textiles in the room. However, we decided not to overreact and, instead, to bring in some of the furniture and decor and take a look at everything in different lighting. Wow, what a difference a few small changes and a few days makes. The wall color is actually a great match to the textiles we purchased and the warm colors in the furniture keep the room looking bright and cozy, not overly cool at all.

We’re so excited to be making progress on the nursery. We’ve already been out furniture shopping and bit-by-bit the room is coming together. Keep watching or subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss the “big reveal” coming soon.

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