I have been so inspired lately by my frequent trips to design blogs. I finally put my dreaming into action!
Ryan's parents are buying us a new crib for this baby. Yippee! Nola's crib was a much appreciated hand me down. But it had seen better days and had a failing drop side on it. The new crib is the Baby Mod Olivia from Wal-Mart. It's very modern looking and I love it. Our changing table is kind of old school and doesn't really match the new crib's style. But we did use it all the time with Nola, so I knew we wanted to keep it. I found this tid bit of advice on one of my favorite design blogs (I think it was Ohdeedoh). If you have a piece of furniture that doesn't "match" all the others, painting it a different color than the other furniture makes it a nice pop of color as if it were a piece of art. I happened to have a can of blue spray paint in the garage so out it came!
And, yes, I wore a mask.
I hesitated to paint it blue because that's so traditionally "boy", and we don't know weather I'm going to pop out a boy or a girl. (And the leaning from the technician was girl.) But I finally decided that blue is pretty, and boy's can't have it all to themselves.
Here's the before and after of the changing table. I am hoping to have the nursery all done before the baby comes, and I will post pictures of it all done up and complete.
What do you think? Blue can be for girls, too, right?