This weekend was a very productive one, all things considered. Although our sports teams couldn’t quite pull it together (hello Beavers, where were you on Saturday? the Cougs? Really? ..and don’t even get me started on the Blazers, ugh!), we totally made some progress on the nursery. If you remember, I had previously painted this room a sunshine yellow color with a deep purple design drawn on one wall. Like so…
And so first things first, we needed to put a coat of primer paint over that design so that our “Rand Moon” color (light grey basically) would go on with no problems.
Then we were ready to paint the walls! Mark did all the big work with the roller, while I used a brush to get all the edging. He wasn’t happy when I tried to climb up on the stool, so he did all the high work as well. He was a rockstar, and by that evening it was finished and looked beautiful!
Sunday morning I went to Miller Paint and picked up a gallon of the second color, called “Hudson” which is a sort of really dark navy blue color. It looks almost black until you put something black against it and then you see the blue. At first I was worried because it went on looking like a regular navy blue, but it dried to the exact color I envisioned and the crib and dresser are finished! My body is so sore today from all the squatting and bending to paint the furniture. I had originally planned on having them spray painted, but since your color choices are very limited with spray paint, I decided the brush was the only way to get the look I wanted. More work, but worth it I think.
The dresser came from Mark’s parents and I asked him if he knew the story behind it. I love old furniture that has a story. He said that it was passed along in the family, and his parents used it for him or his siblings, not sure who. His Dad had painted it to match the changing table they had at the time. It was a light turquoise and cream color. I adore the round knobs! I had originally planned to have this dresser be in the closet, to limit the amount of furniture lining the walls, but now that I’ve seen it I think it should stay out in the room. It’s too cute to hide in the closet! Now all I have left to paint is the changing table and all the trim in the room (door jam, window frames, molding). That will have to wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving I think, there’s a lot on the agenda in the next week and a half.
Other than those things, Mark played some soccer and Claire had her first volleyball practice for club ball. Her team is the “top level” of the 12 & under group and there are 10 kids. She will get lots of playing time and tons of experience from the season as they have two tournaments a month and practice twice a week. Last night they worked on serving overhand and she got them over the net like it was something she does everyday. But it’s not, actually, she struggled with getting them even close to the net while playing for her school, so she was quite pleased last night. Especially when the other kids were saying “geez, you’re really good at serving overhand!” It’s going to be a fun season!
Hope you had a great weekend! Baby Update pics coming tomorrow, we are 26 weeks along and fast approaching that third trimester!