The Nursery That Was Swallowed by a One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flyin' Purple People Eater

To say that the room transformations at the new house is going painstakingly slow would be an under exaggeration. Cue the chorus though, because ladies and gents we now have a room painted. 
YES. A. ROOM. Well, kind of...

When it came to deciding which room we would tackle first, it was a no-brainer--the nursery!
Remember all the hormonal sweat and tears I poured into the nursery at the old house.

On the slight chance you may have suffered a concussion since then, here's a glimpse of what it look like.




You can view the full reveal and sources here.

Since that room was so short lived before we moved I decided we would replicate it in the new house.
In the mean time, for three lonnnnnggg months this is what we lived with.......


and this....



 and this.......


Hence, why I dubbed it the nursery that was 
swallowed by a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater.

I'm happy to say that today it looks like this. Praise the Lord.





Paint color is Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore. I LOVE this color and can never stop singing it's praises. It is a nice and bright grey, although it comes off a little "muddier" in my pics. I'm still trying to figure out the lighting and how to photograph in this new joint.

As you can see, we still need to tape off and paint the stripes on the nursery wall. Our goal is to have it finished before Little B graduates high school.






Outside of the stripes, we still have a few more items on our to-do list but thankfully they are all pretty simple tasks. Now if we can only find time....

Nursery To-Do List

*Patch and paint the nursery
*Tape off and paint stripes on the crib wall
*Replace ceiling fan with my thrift store chandelier. See makeover here.
*Hang gallery wall and art work. Similar to the old room.
*Hang book shelves. I miss these things!
*Hang puppy butt hooks. Explanation here.  Reading this post just made me teary-eyed! I guess butts can  do that to ya.
*Figure out the curtain situation. In the old nursery we had one big window not 2 small ones. I purchased  these curtain panels from the Land of Nod Outlet over a year ago so I highly doubt they still carry them.  Plus, I'm thinking 2 panels per window may look a little too heavy. Decisions, decisions....
*Organize closet. The nursery at the old house also had 2 closets. The current rack system in the new closet  just isn't cutting it. Mo' clothes, mo'problems. Said. NO. WOMAN. EVER!! I want to attempt to get the Ikea unit back into the closet like we did here.

Hopefully, I will return with a full reveal soon! 
We have a lot of house goals we would like to complete before Christmas and time is a ticking away.

Have you painted any rooms lately? Are you the type of person who finds painting relaxing or do you see it just as another chore on your to-do list?



13 comments

Heather A said...

Oh it looks amazing! It's so inviting, the colors are awesome and crisp. Pinning!

Bianca G said...

That's so cute! You totally inspired me to do a blogpost on my nursery! Happy blogging!

Christy E said...

This looks great! I'm impressed and it reminds me I need to get back to it!

Heather // Rhinos to Rugrats said...

This is so sweet! I'm working on my baby's nursery right now too and this inspires me to get to work! Thanks for sharing and good job! :)

Michelle Paige said...

Stripes or no stripes, it looks wonderful! Such an adorable nursery.

Meghan said...

I love it! It looks amazing! Pinned this to my nursery decor board.

Mel - Melly Moments said...

LOL....maybe I'll have it finished before Little B graduates high school. My husband is constantly asking me when I am going to finish certain projects that I started months ago. Sigh....life of a crafter/DIYer, right?! I love the new color you chose for the room.....it's so calming. You have to wonder what the previous homeowners were thinking with those drapes and ceiling fan. I get that Tinkerbell is popular, but interesting choices to say the least! LOL. Thanks for sharing....can't wait to see more updates in the "near" future ;)

Kim Seghers said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love the colors you choose and, the knobs on the dresser are adorable! Bryce's little wooden truck is cute, too! Thank you for sharing. Kim @ This Ole Mom

Danica R said...

Looks really good! I love the minimalist look :)

Karen Carrasco said...

Such a beautiful nursery! I love the colors! Great job mama!

Kimberly M said...

You`ve done a great job recreating it! Wanted to tell you - I actually used your (old) nursery as inspiration for ours. The stripes and the book shelves in particular. I love how you put it all together. It`s a top one on Project Nursery too! Great job!

Kassandra DeKoning said...

I love grey owl! I remember when I was looking for the perfect shade of grey for my sons nursery... I came across your nursery on Pinterest and I loved the colour. I was planning to add stripes too, lol but well that still hasn't happened! Way-to-go you, even the fresh paint makes the room look great!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Cutest room! You have done such a great job!

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