13 January 2012

Painting Nola's Nursery

photo thanks to Erin of  erineverafter -- Love it Erin --your work is so BEAUTIFUL!!

Happy, happy Friday!  It's been another busy week between Nola's nursery, the baby shower for my daughter, Aimee,  and I'm also designing a pre-school from scratch for my bestie, Carol-anne, whose thriving business has outgrown her charming home.  Last night we met with the contractor and it was so exciting to walk through the old barn that will be transformed into an amazing space for the lucky kids at Lil Bean Preschool. 

Nola Grace Whalen
In the meantime, my baby girl, Aimee, and her sweet hubby, Mike are getting the nursery ready to welcome this beautiful little baby into their lives sometime in the next 4-5 weeks.  Mike, has been super busy painting the nursery and did such an amazing job on the chevron wall that he can always give up his career in law and become a painter!! Kidding Mike!  But, I think everyone will agree that this baby will love her sweet little room!  I thought I'd share its progress with you today.

Choosing just the right shade of lavender. 

 Mike rolls on the first coat!!
Aimee and I love it!! Now, the question is do we stencil the crib wall, paint fat stripes on it,  or (oh, please, please) do a chevron design?  And the winner is...(drumroll, please)  


Aimee razor cutting the tape for the chevron wall

The chevrons are painted and the tape is coming off.  Voila!

Mike removing the last bit of painter's tape

The classic Jenny Lind crib (get it at Target) is put together.  Okay, now who hid the mattress?! :D

Since Aimee is a super petite gal, the changing table needs to be low to fit her pint-sized frame.  This old dresser was headed for the rubbish when Aimee nabbed it.  (Like mother, like daughter!)

I've been dying to do a mid-century piece in ombre since I saw this one on Pinterest.

Simply beautiful! 

The second coat drying...
Now where did we put those cool knobs?

Crib mattress...FOUND!

So we still have a lot to do, but it's beginning to look like a nursery.  I'm crocheting (WHAT?  guess I'm getting into this granny thing -- even if I'm way to young for it!! haha - yeah, right!) an ombre afghan of Celtic roses for the crib -- hopefully it will look great!

What do you think of Nola's nursery?  I'd love some feedback!  Well, I've got to run to give the contractor the floor plan for the preschool and we still have to find those knobs!!

Have a great week-end all!




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  2. Nola is certainly one lucky girl! It's looking amazing!! xoxoxo

  3. Oh my goodness it's perfect!!! I can't believe Aimee is due in 4-5 weeks!

  4. Thanks for all the great comments!! xoxo!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog {can't remember what I was looking for now, because I just fell in love with everything here!} My little girl is Nola too! She is 7 but would fall in love with this room! I love the chevron wall...and the ombre painted dresser?? Wow, I am so impressed!

    So happy I stumbled upon your beautiful blog! Would you mind if I shared a link to this post on my Creative Carmella Facebook page? I just think it is too cute to keep to myself!

    ~ Carmella

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comments Carmella! Please feel free to link the post to your Facebook page, (thanks for asking!) Hopefully we get all those last minute details done soon so I can do a post on the finished nursery! I'll be sure to let you know! In the meantime, I just checked out your blog -- L-O-V-E it! And your taste in names too -- Nola! xoxo