And…the countdown continues.
Today has been a long day. In fact, its been a long week. I am still dealing with the AT&T DirecTV bundle drama (yes, still), my husband is away this week, Charlotte will NOT stop talking long enough to breath, and my house needs some cleaning. Major cleaning.
Which is why I am blogging.
(out of the #101 Days till Baby Countdown)
Back to baby it is.
After we narrowed down the entire nursery room scenario, a few things hit my mind. I knew the direction I wanted to go regarding theme, but truly there are so many subdirections of direction. Isn’t that the way it always is?
For example, my idea for Phoenyx was beach and gulf cost decor, after all, I live on the coastline, but when you explore that option you tend find a whirlwind of what is defined as “beach” or “ocean”.
Beach can apparently be:
- Beach Creatures
See what I mean?
To get inspired we decided to start with the colors.
We browsed places like Lowes and Home Depot for paint samples to get a feel of what color schemes were ‘right’. You would be surprised at how quickly you can throw out specific blues and greens and whites just by comparing them to other paint samples. After bringing home countless strips to tape to the wall, literally one after another, it struck me we were going about this the wrong way.
We needed to go to the craft store.
Thankfully I have a friend who doesn’t mind trucking along for the ride, and Lynsey and I went to look at, of all things, scrapbooking sheets. There are so many clever colors and scrapbooking sheets are so full of direction and inspiration. We found beach, and blue, and tiki, and sailboat, and white, and sand and on and on and on…quite easily.
I was able to eliminate an entire look just by walking down the crafting aisle and giving all those sheets the evil eye. By the time I was done, I brought home two sheets that I liked the best to ponder on further.
Which, by the way, is so much cheaper than embarking on a paint color or bedding set to just find out you hate it 3 weeks later.
To give you an idea of how well this worked for me, here is one of the two sheets that made me feel inspired. It has blue, white, and brown stripes, and honestly is a pretty far cry from “beach”. Except I actually bought this sheet due to the shade of blue on it.
I adored it.
And from this, we found some paint:
And just tonight, I see this bedding set randomly (Note: it’s not the one I bought, but I found it interesting how it looked just like my scrap sheet) and it would have gone perfect…
As you can see, once you have a plan, things start falling into place. Now if only labor were this easy to sketch out…
Was there a special way you picked out your baby nursery paint colors?