Next project: Nautical Nursery

Well it’s been a while since I posted. Our house projects have slowed down over the past couple months because we were working on a new project: a baby! I’m due in January, which is just about 11 weeks from now, which means it’s finally time to get cracking on the nursery.

We found out it was a boy back in September, so we decided to use the room we had already painted blue for the nursery and work from there. The wall color is Nocturnal Sea by Behr, but it felt too “blue” and less navy despite being dark. I knew immediately after we were done painting it that I would want to do something different, but had no motivation to repaint it. What we’re planning to do is add tall white wainscoting to the bottom of the walls, and leave the blue at the top. I think with the mostly white walls, the blue won’t feel so overwhelming. This is what it looked like before we started:




The first step was replacing the old blinds with new plantation shutters. Not only do they look nautical, but they don’t have any cords to strangle a small child.


I also picked up a great red, white and blue madras quilt, crib skirt and curtain set at Pottery Barn when it was 60% off at the end of the summer season. The wall color actually matched it pretty well and I think we’ll just leave it as is.


So over the next few weeks, we’ll be adding the wainscoting and molding, bringing in the furniture (Bonavita’s Peyton Lifestyle Crib and 5 drawer dresser, a glider/ottoman, and a couple Ikea book shelves) and getting everything set up for baby’s arrival in January! Stay tuned!



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