Tuesday, January 19, 2016

nursery update: paint, cribs & art!

We've made some great progress in the nursery over the past few weeks. The room is our walk in closet/dressing room and frankly, I had serious doubts it would be large enough to fit two cribs much less a change table or glider. What a relief it was to see the space open up once Scott took out three huge clothes racks, my makeup table, a bench, a chair and two large dressers. In retrospect, we had way too much stuff in there. He also removed the bifold closet doors (to be replaced by sliders) and the door to the room (a white barn door will go up instead).

This is the room during the mass exodus of clothing (I purged 7 bags of clothes!):

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And here it is after in all its newly painted two crib glory:

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We chose Behr's Dolphin Fin for the walls, the perfect shade of light grey with no discernible undertones. It's soothing and calm. I love it so much, I asked Scott to paint the remainder of the house the same hue. Not sure when that might happen with twins on the way but a lady can dream.

(Side note: I cried when Scotty called me in to see the room after he had finished setting up the cribs and then I gave him the biggest hug. Seeing our baby boys' wee beds made everything feel so real for us. Can't wait to meet these little dudes!)

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Last week, my good friend Christine came over to help put together an art piece using the Hygge and West Daydream fabric I've coveted for ages and a canvas from Michael's. Christine was extra careful to make sure the fabric was cut evenly and that the corners were stapled perfectly tight. Plus, she didn't staple my fingers once! I'm beyond happy with how it turned out (and grateful to have such a crafty pal). Every time I pass by the nursery I can't help but smile at this sweet addition to the room.

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Next up on my honey-to-do list (thank goodness for Scotty!) is to hang up the grouping of art below, install a display shelf, a mini reading nook and the missing doors. I'm also waiting for two of these beautiful blankets to come in the mail. You'll have to wait to see which ones I picked (:

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Oh! and we still need to pick up our West Elm glider, choose a lamp and an ottoman. I bought the patterned one below at Home Sense and am waiting to see how well it coordinates with the glider. With a $50 price tag, I'm hoping it works.

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Wish us luck! After the slight scare we had this past weekend (you can read more about that on Instagram or Facebook), I'm not sure we have much time left before these babies' decide to arrive. Here's to hoping they stay put for at least another 3 weeks!

In case you missed it, you can read about the initial nursery planning here. 

17 comments:

  1. !!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! I love how cozy yet crisp it looks, with the neutrals + pops of greens and blues! It looks great (: And it'll look even cuter with your two little boys in the room! Can't wait (:

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah! This has been my favourite house project to date. And to think we may have it all finished by the time they arrive is a near miracle! I'm super excited to spend many (probably, sleepless) nights in this room (;

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  2. Seeing the nursery come along is very exciting. Your nursery is so calm and fresh. Love the colours for the boys. I am currently working on my sons big boy room and need to hang a print but not in a frame... How are you hanging the "good vibes only" print? Is it a clipboard? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Laura! I wanted the nursery to feel calm and fresh, it makes me happy to know that others get the same vibe from it as well.

      I'm going to hang the "good vibes only" print using a brass clip I purchased from Anthropologie (unfortunately it's sold out): http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/32856676.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/

      Maybe you could find something similar online? Good luck with your son's big boy room! I hope you blog about it (:

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  3. Oh my goodness! What a lovely space to bring those boys home too! Sending you love my friend! xo

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I'm so happy with our progress, just a few more finishing touches and it'll be ready for our little dudes. Can't wait to snuggle them in the glider!

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  4. It looks so so great! I love the art. That might be my favourite piece. And, kudos for being able to fit in a glider - that will be KEY to many nights. Where did you put everything that used to be in that room? ;)

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    1. Thank you, H! I love the fabric art too! It was the one element I *had* to have in the room (and although the fabric was a bit pricey it was well worth the splurge).

      To answer your "where did everything go?" question: after doing a KonMari worthy purge of my clothes, we were able to get rid of the clothes racks (Scotty sold them on kijij). We also moved my makeup table into our bedroom, one of the dressers made its way to our guest room while the other is tucked away in the nursery closet. I moved my clothes into the nursery closet while Scott's using the guest room closet to store his wardrobe. Phew! There was so much to do (& move) but we made it work!

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  5. What a sweet room! Love the colour palette, calm and cool. Hoping those babies (and their mama!) stay put for the next little while.

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    1. Thanks Jen! The colour palette is calming -- which will be a necessary feature when the little dudes are both wailing at 3 a.m. HA! Just 3 more weeks to go now!

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  6. Oh, I love it, D!! So calming and fresh. I think I'm totally going to steal that paint colour for Sully's new room here. I'm curious to know though - where did you put all your clothes and stuff that was in the room before?! :)

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    1. Thank you Brie! I'm so pleased with how it's turned out. And yes, steal away! I'm in LOVE with that paint colour. This is the first time in my decorating/styling life I've been completely content with how a paint colour looks in a room. Scotty, on the other hand, is overjoyed he doesn't have to repaint the room (;

      As for where everything went: after doing a KonMari purge of my clothes, we were able to get rid of the clothes racks (Scotty sold them on kijij). We also moved my makeup table into our bedroom, one of the dressers made its way to our guest room while the other is tucked away in the nursery closet. I moved my clothes into the nursery closet while Scott's using the guest room closet to store his wardrobe. I had my doubts, but we made it work!

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  7. Ahhhh Dajana I love this room! My fave colours, pale grey + aqua. Sigh, so dreamy! Those little dudes have one very stylish mama!

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    1. Your 'so dreamy' comment made me smile, Lesley. Merci beaucoup mon amie! Only 3 more weeks to go and they'll finally be using this room. Yay!

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  8. This room is so beautiful D! What a soothing, peaceful space - I love it!!

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    1. Thanks so much D! That's exactly the vibe I was going for. Now we just need two little tenants to move in (:

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  9. hi dajana,
    I think the color combination, you used is really superb, that brings calmness and happiness. Great Work.

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