Dream Nursery Blog Post #3: From Office to Nursery
It’s time to transform the office to a baby girl nursery! Rachel, Chad and Ace are closing in on the last 6 weeks before baby is due (December 10) and they’ve made so much progress on the office-turned-nursery. The transformation is really inspiring. We hope you can envision YOUR little corner room or office space turning into a baby girl (or boy) nursery, too. Take a look at the before and after on our Facebook.
Here’s the BEFORE. That’s soon-to-be big brother Ace on the desk. You’ll notice there is only one window, so we’ve decided to do a soft blush pink linen curtain panel that will pull back to one side only (a single panel). Rachel is searching for the perfect curtain rod for her baby girl’s nursery!
After choosing a crib and dresser online, the father and son team shared some bonding time putting the crib together. It took less than one hour 🙂
Last month, Rachel’s mom and dad arrived to spend the afternoon painting the nursery with the first coat of gray paint. A roller brush made the job pretty easy! This baby girl nursery is now becoming a reality.
Rachel and Chad wanted to add one wall with a different look and decided to stripe the wall in a gray-on-gray tone. With one stripe in matte and the other stripe in gloss, she achieved a low key effect which totally transformed the look of the room. We love the elegance it created. The wall colors complement the crib bedding (which is largely blush pink, coral pink, white, with a few gray accents).
Here’s a tip for painting striped walls in a nursery: Horizontal stripes make a room appear more spacious; vertical stripes make the ceiling appear higher.
Striping is easy! Just remember to measure once, measure twice, and then tape carefully. Always paint the base coat first using the lighter of the colors you have chosen. Let dry overnight just to make sure you don’t smudge anything.
The next day, you can measure the walls for the stripes. Decide on stripe size (5″ to 7″ looks really great in a small room). We recommend you use a tutorial to learn the step by step for painting stripes on the nursery wall. We liked this one found on Pinterest: https://www.heytherehome.com/how-to-paint-perfect-stripes-on-walls/
We applauded Rachel’s choice of the chandelier from Pottery Barn. We especially love the glass flowers and how they create shadows on the ceiling in the nursery when lit.
As we finish sewing the crib skirt, crib rail cover, sheets and blanket plus curtain panel for the nursery, Rachel is shopping for accessories for the nursery. Next Step: the nursery bedding and curtains. Stay tuned for blog #4!