A couple of weeks ago we checked out Step 1: Get rid of the old furniture and try out some more baby-centric duds for the room. Crib, bookshelf, and daybed.
Today, we enter into the exciting world of:
Step 2: Convince my husband to do more painting than anyone would ever want to do in their whole life. Start the painting spree by painting over the headboard on the wall. Get a dresser/changing table and refinish it.
As I mentioned in The Nursery Chronicles start-up post, the nursery used to be our guest bedroom. And for some reason I decided the guest bedroom needed a headboard painted on the wall. Luckily, we had some of the paint leftover.
So, it was easy to turn this:
Next up, on the painting list was to transform the dresser we found on Craigslist.
Here is the photo from the CL ad:
I knew I wanted the dresser to be yellow and white but I wasn't sure which sections to paint what. That's when I said HELLO to the super basic program, Paint!
I took wayyyyy too much time trying out possible paint jobs and came up with these options.
Sorry to waste your time with all of the possible options too!
I narrowed it down to 2 and sent an email to some friends and family members (who are kind enough to spend their time looking at such silly things). The answer was overwhelmingly choice #1.
So, off to work my lovely husband went. The hardest part was taking all of the old paint off. The lady who we bought it from thought she was doing us a favor by adding another coat of polyurathane to it right before we picked it up. I can safely say... one of my least favorite favors ever. Not only did that mean Scott had to take even more paint off but it meant that this overcautious pregnant lady had to sit in a car filled with some serious paint fumes. I stuck my head out the window (Ace Venture style) and took in the lovely rigid February weather. Luckily, it was a short drive.
|Scott put some paint thinner on, then sanded it down and started adding layers of paint.|
|Those sure are some freshly sanded drawers.|
Here is how the lovely dresser turned out after about 50 Scott hours! Thank you again, Scott. You are the best!!!!
That ends this edition of The Nursery Chronicles Step 2: Convince my husband to do more painting than anyone would ever want to do in their whole life. Start the painting spree by painting over the headboard on the wall. Get a dresser/ changing table and refinish it.
Here is a complete list of the steps again in all of their steppin' glory:
The FINAL after photos are at the end of this post!
Step 1: Get rid of the old furniture and try out some more baby-centric duds for the room. Crib, bookshelf, and daybed.
Step 2: Convince my husband to do more painting than anyone would ever want to do in their whole life. Start the painting spreeby painting over the headboard on the wall. Get a dresser/ changing table and refinish it.
Here is what you have to look forward to in the future:
Step 3: Get some more furniture. Start the decorating: Wire display for pictures.
Step 4: More decorating: Put up the book slings. Floating shelves.
Step 5: Decorations, Part 3: Hang art above the crib and all around the room
Step 6: Refinish side table and get a few more pieces of furniture
Step 7: Paint the chalkboard and mirror and hang them.
Step 8: Put up the curtains. Line the inside of the dresser with some of my extra fabric
Step 9: Paint the mailbox. Finishing touches.
Just a reminder... when we get through all of these steps we get to this:
Hope to see you tomorrow!