Tuesday, June 14, 2011

weekend nursery progress

i did a couple of things for the nursery this weekend, some good, some bad!

on saturday i decoupaged leila's name letters. the project isn't done yet, i'm planning to buy some frames to place around them and paint green and turquoise. the letters are 10" tall, so i need to find cheap 11" x 14" frames for the second half the project. i'll post instructions for both when i finish the whole thing and have it hanging. the letters started as this...

and ended as this...

then sunday we went to lowe's and bought the "salsa diane" paint. it took quite awhile to use the laser level and put tape around the perimeter of the room, but i want to make the chair rail process as painless as possible. we chose to paint the bottom pink and keep the top beige because we didn't want to deal with standing on a stepladder for hours, plus ceiling lines are so difficult to get right!

{ taping the room... please note the super snazzy shorts i'm wearing. they are jake's! none of my crappy paint clothes fit now, haha }

{ getting around the trim }

overall, the room looks red-orange and blotchy. i will probably put the second coat up on sunday when we return from dallas. or heck, maybe i'll get off work early one day and do it then. we shall see!

well that is the progress on miss leila's room so far! i'm sure i'll post more pictures when we finalize the paint and assemble the crib, most likely this weekend. nurseries are too much fun!!


  1. Ahh the letters looks awesome! AND the paint will be perfect after the second coat. That looks very normal for a first layer. :)

  2. Hi! I came across your blog while googling Jungle Jill Bedding. I was having trouble choosing paint colors for the theme as well. Hubs and I decided to go with Lime Granita from Sherwin Williams. I haven't decided on the shade of pink. My baby girl Rachel Lynn is due October 1st. I love your blog and reading about your nursery. Good luck with everything! :D

  3. thanks ashley and laura!... jen, i don't know if you'll read this, but i'm really excited that we are having our girls the same month with the same bedding! you should email me and we can talk nurseries and such. :-) enginerdjill@gmail.com