Monday, June 11, 2012


So this weekend was paintapalooza weekend, which basically means my stepdad painted while the rest of us attempted to make sense of the pile of crap my office vomited into my bedroom (me and my mom) and/or tended to yardwork (Blue).

As a refresher, a few "before" shots, of the room nearly empty:

Again, the cribs will be over on that side.

Goodbye, beautiful teal wall. I painted it all by myself three years ago!

There's actually space for a glider once you take out the huge filing cabinet!

And now, a few "after" shots! Keep in mind, this is after painting the walls grey (we went back and got the darker, Sterling color, after all), hours of my mother's life taping stripes on the ceiling, and then painting said stripes.

That bookcase was in the wall, which turns out to have a lot of storage space. We're still trying to figure out the best way to use that space and have shelving for babies.


More stripes!

I think it's very cool.

Black cat agrees.
Blue, however, is still iffy. I think it'll be hard to see how it'll all come together until we get it set up. I think it's going to be beautiful. No, I know it's going to be beautiful.

One downside of the weekend was finding that our discovered hardwood floors under the carpet turned out to be linoleum, which was covered in paint splatters. Looks like we'll be heading to Lowe's or Home Depot to price out hardwood after all. Since it's a small room, it still won't be crazy pricey. Just another part of the project we need to do now.

And now it's time to go. I'm home from work today with a migraine. Headaches were a major problem earlier in my pregnancy, but the addition of benadryl to my regimen had been helping. No major headaches in about a month. Until this morning. I'm wondering if moving everything out of my office introduced a TON of dust into our bedroom and really kicked up my allergies... In any event, computers aren't places for people with crazy headaches, so off I go.

Oh yeah, one more thing: I'm sixteen weeks today! Sixteen! That's four whole months! Where the heck is this year going? I'll do a post on what that means for the babies either later or tomorrow. I know you love seeing what size fruit they are now!


  1. Your nursery is already beautiful! The stripes came out really well. I can't wait to see as the whole thing comes together.
    --Summer from BBC

  2. So glad you like it! It's so exciting seeing my Pinterest ideas in my own house lol.

  3. I LOVE the striped ceiling! What a great idea!