I know I said that I was going to wait until I got everything into the nursery before I decided whether to paint the walls, but . . . I lied.
( I know, I look gross. And I’m hoping my hair normally looks better than that. And in case any of my college peeps are reading this, yes – I’m wearing the “Wake Forest University…where fun comes to die” T-shirt. Hehe. )
This past Saturday, during an epic Ikea run, my mom and I were talking about my plans for the nursery and it was decided that the original tan walls just wouldn’t do – even if it was a perfect, professional paint job done less than two years ago after our “adventure” with the wood floors.
So even though we were exhausted from our shopping extravaganza (life is tough), we went back to my house to flip through my fan decks and find a color, then we hoofed it to Home Depot to pick up two gallons of pink paint. Once we got back and started putting it on the walls . . . I may have had a minor heart attack.
Several major heart attacks might be more accurate.
My patient, patient mother – she talked me down off the ledge when I started freaking out that the pink was too “pink” (you see, I had been envisioning a “barely there” pink, like white with a hint of color). How could this happen?!? I had picked the lightest shade on the card!
When we had just part of the first coat up and the original tan paint was still peeking through it looked pretty scary. After assuring me that we could always change the color if I truly hated it, she advised me to power through and finish the paint job before I gave my final verdict.
We called it a night when most of the first coat was finished. I went to bed completely stressed that the nursery I had envisioned for months was going to look insane. (Do you think I might have been getting a little dramatic?!?) I woke up and painted the second coat, and guess what?
I loved it.
And I still love it. And Jason loves it. And even though our little girl probably won’t give a fig about the paint color I imagine that she’s going to love it, too. :)
This picture really doesn’t do the paint justice – it’s the perfect shade of pink, despite my initial freak-out. Sweet and light, not purple-y at all (if anything it leans towards coral), and it’s just a beautiful and crisp color. Hopefully it will look great once everything is in the room!
And in case you’re curious, the paint color is Silk Sheets by Behr (I know, it sounds a little scandalous for a baby’s room) in a flat finish in the no-VOC formula.
What about you guys? Had any paint freak-outs lately? :)