I wrote a little bit about my ideas for the nursery here, but it can really be summed up in the mood board I created below.
See the red lamp with the linen-y drum shade on the board above? I have those now! Well, my version, at least. I had yellow lamps that I spray painted back in the day to use in the guest room, but yellow lamps would drive me crazy in a room that was mostly whites, creams, blues, browns and reds!
I had the yellow lamps atop a large white piece of furniture where I've been storing some of the early baby clothes trickling in.
I grabbed a sample pot of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk and went to town. It took three quick coats to make me happy with the finish. Of course, I taped off the cord and the top of the lamp before starting.
Then, I tried my hand at painting the knobs that attach to the drawer on the piece of furniture. I loved the knobs from World Market pictured in the mood board, and I still might end up getting them, but I just wanted to see what I could do.
Overall, I'm thrilled with the lamps and can live with the knobs, for now.
I ended up painting a red gingham-esque design.
Of course, Griffin's favorite part of the room is the plush rug we picked up at Costco on closeout. When you walk on it, it feels like you're walking on air. For real. No joke.
I asked Griff what he was doing, laying out all over the baby's rug, and he quickly sat at attention!
That dog, I tell ya.
So the first part is done: I have lamps and fun knobs for the white cabinet. So far, I haven't spent too much of my $750 budget, either.
Sample Pot of ASCP: $13
$538 still to spend... decisions, decisions...
Next up: Some handmade nursery art to pop in a couple of tag sale frames and trying my hand at vinyl stick-ons... to be continued... I'm stuck inside with this giant Nor'easter brewing, so I'll keep busy somehow! Stay safe if you find yourself in the storm's path and I hope everyone had a great New Year's Day. Happy 2014!