Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Project Nursery Part 2

Two Saturdays ago, my mom came down to help me paint the nursery!  We painted the three gray walls and started on the chevron-striped wall.  I will put up a post on how we did the chevron stripe later.  Those pictures are all on my husband's phone.  We got the white part of the stripe done first, then it needed to dry so we could do the yellow.  (Click here to see the colors used)

This last Sunday, my friend and Image 1:27 Photography partner  Macey Ryan came over so we could work on the yellow stripe.  I really wanted it finished before our doctor's appointment (today!).  We worked on it while our husbands were at church, and when they got back we were very proud to show off our work!

Before and After!
 
 
Another step completed for project nursery was spray painting the door knob, outlet covers, light switch plate, and air vent.  I used Rust-Oleum Bronze Spray Paint  to cover everything.  The outlet covers and light switch were cream-colored plastic; the air vent was supposed to look like wood; the door know was a "golden oldie."
 
I still have to touch up a little around the knob, but I love how much better it looks now!


Still to come...
Painting the ceiling fan

Refinishing the dresser/changing table
Art for the walls
And a whole lot more!
 


17 comments:

  1. Looks awesome, great job! BTW, congrats on the upcoming arrival! Can't wait to see what else you do with the space. Oh, and now you've inspired me to go and do the same thing to my doorknobs. They stand out horribly!
    Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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  2. Good idea to spray paint the door knobs - that's an update our house needs.

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  3. Found you through another blog - always fun to see another Alabamian (although I live in Orlando now).

    Would you like to come and paint our nursery? I'm 32 weeks and that sucker is still empty! Looks like yours will be gorgeous - can't wait to see the progress!

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  4. visiting from someday crafts, that wall looks GREAT, and like it was a lot of work, but it turned out really great :)

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  5. Thanks everybody! I love how it turned out, but you're right, it was a TON of work, and I'll probably never paint another chevron stripe again lol

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  6. I love your wall. Chevron is my favorite pattern right now! I would love for you to share this on my Blog Stalking Thursday weekly Linky Party! http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/10/blog-stalking-thursday-62.html

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  7. That is adorable!!! I L.O.V.E chevron print!! http://moresisterstuff.blogspot.com/

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  8. Chevron on the walls!! So cute!

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  9. oooh I love that chevron SO much!! I can't wait to see the rest of the nursery!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  10. LOVE the chevron wall!!! So cute! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  11. Love the chevron and yellow! Super cute! I wish our nursery looked like this... ;-)

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  12. Thank you! I can't wait for Parker to get here so she can enjoy it!

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  13. That chevron wall is amazing. I painted my kitchen backsplash in chevrons and it was pretty time consuming, so my hat's off to you!
    We just started back up our link parties and we would love if you came and linked up at The Humble Brag. Each week, one lucky featured blogger will get one free week of advertising, which mean thousands of ad views a day! Hope to see you there.
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-3/

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    1. Thank you so much! I just linked up and added your linky to my blog part page.

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    2. Thanks so much for linking up last Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up and see if you were featured or even won the free ad space!
      http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-4/

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  14. Hi! Quick question for you now that you've had your painted knob on for a while... How is it holding up? Am thinking of painting all of our exterior locking knobs and was wondering if the paint would hold up without chipping, scratching, etc. Thanks for any input you can give me!

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    1. Honestly, we so rarely use the door knob, I don't think I can give an accurate account of how well it' holding up. We only close her door during nap times, and that's just pulling it closed, so we don't actually turn the knob. I have used the paint on jar lids, and that has held up well, and I guess is kind of the same thing!

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