Ahhhhh, I don't like to share an 'un-finished' room but I'm just too excited to reveal the colors we chose to paint Baby Boy's nursery walls to you. Obviously, we have so much more work ahead of us still but we've pumped about the progress and it's so nice to finally see some colors on those walls. Read on for the update...
So here's a reminder of what we were working with before. It used to be our guest room (HERE) unitl we decided to make it into his sweet bubba head nursery.
Random picture, right? Wrong! This is actually exiting our master bedroom and into the dining room area. Why are we sharing it? Because we had leftover no-VOC paint in these two colors and we decided to put those jokers to work. Just a reminder of colors; the slate blue dining room is HERE and our ice blue master suite is HERE.
We decided to mix one gallon of slate blue with a 1/2 gallon of the ice blue. We thought it would soften up that rich blue color in our dining room and be the perfect shade for lil' man's nursery. We were right...we loved the shade!
Here's Walt pouring the half gallon into a big mixing bucket.
Mixing it up...yee haw!
We mentioned Walt's genius taping idea on yesterday's baseboard painting post HERE but I think it's so efficient and cost effective that I'd make sure you heard me! Basically, he cut a slit in the tape so it created two rolls in one. Painter's tape half the width but it also went twice the distance...score!
A gorgeous shade of light slate blue...and...we're smitten! Oh and take note of the huge, massive Sonic slush. Hubby loves a cheery limeade treat so as he was working like a dog on the nursery I was actually out to brunch with some of my girlfriend's (click HERE, the turquoise ensemble is what I wore and you'll see a bump shot too) so I brought him back a slush. That was one thankful man! Do you love Sonic as much as we do? Seriously, I have to limit my slush intake because I know all that sugar isn't exactly kosher on a tiny lil' baby boy!
What's that huge white wall? Well, his accent wall, of course! More on that in the next pic and way below.
So this was our first thought with his accent wall - wallpaper! Remember we just chatted about wallpapered accent walls HERE. We scored two rolls of this handsome striped Restoration Hardware wallpaper for, get this...$1.99 a roll. Yep, that's right! Two rolls of fancy wallpaper under $5. The more we looked at it, the more we realized this just wasn't the look or feel we were after for our Lil' BIT (Baby...In...There!) So back under our bed it goes, until we find another spot around the house that is deserving for a pop of stripe.
Oh and this is just a funny extra...Zola's toy chicken has finally bit the dust. Remember the day when the head fell off HERE? Well all we have left of this huge chicken is now a Christmas bathing suited torso. Pathetic and disgustingly dirty...'chicken' found it's way into the trash on this very day. Zola is clearly upset and doesn't want to part with one of her favorite toys. It just wasn't even sanitary anymore.
So instead of the striped wallpaper route, we scored this gallon of no-VOC paint at Lowe's for $5. Yep, it's Olympus Knight's Armor and it's that perfect dark grey that we wanted. It was in the oops paint section and marked for $10 when I asked the guy working in paint how much a non-oops paint gallon would cost. He said, "You know what, this should be marked $5." Done and done...but he still never answered my question, and a price break wasn't what I was after. I just wanted to figure out how much of a discount we were getting at $10 because we were already sold for sure. Check out the video below of our excitement for his dark grey accent wall.
Someone needs to remind me that my mouth (when I'm the cameraman) is right by the microphone. Good gosh...I'm gonna blow an eardrum, ha! And do you hear me panting...oh you better believe I'm now the preggo who can't even walk upstairs anymore without panting. You can barely hear Walt but he definitely says, 'NICE' when he opens up the paint can.
Ahhhh, here it is! Knight's Armor (which, btw, is the coolest name ever for a lil' boys nursery paint) pimpin' our Baby BIT's wall. There were many an ooooh and aaaaah once we stood back and took it all in.
Again with the mic right by my head...haha! And tiny Zola trying to get in our paint bucket...silly dog! And then I can't ever think of any words these days. I search for words for about 30 minutes everyday. Walt gave the color an awesome rating (you can vaguely hear him) and for those of you that know my husband, that's huge. He's a man of a few words but if he says something's awesome, he means it!
Here is the wall, obviously not trimmed out but at least you get a chance to really see the color combos.
Yay, there he is...in all his Knight's Armor accent glory. So of course we aren't going to just leave it like this. A while ago, I spied a painted fridge project by my good friend Mat (yep, one T) over on Apartment Therapy and knew I'd use this same technique on some sort of painting project. Well, well...dark grey chevron stripes are going to grace this accent wall in lil' Bub's room for sure!
Yep, imagine those exact chevron stripes but ours might even be a bit darker...less contrast. How cute is Mr. Mat? He also did the grand write-up on our chandelier painting project HERE over on AT. He really did make us sound way cooler than we are...we thank him for that! Ok, stay tuned. Not sure when we'll get around to the chevron painting portion of this project but we're imagining it will be FINITO in just a few weeks. Thoughts?
Chevron fridge image from HERE