I can’t believe it is already week two of the One Room Challenge! Did you see all the beautiful plans linked up last week? I love that so many people are doing nurseries. I cannot wait to see how they all turn out! Check out all of the posts here!
We worked hard on our room this week and I was happy with how much we got done. The room is now painted in Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. It doesn’t look drastically different than what we had before, but the tone is much grayer now and not so much blue.
I love Repose gray because it doesn’t really have any of the undertones that other grays can have. It really reads as a true gray. My Dad and I are a great room painting duo. We were able to paint this room in about an hour and a half. Part of the reason we get done so quickly is that we don’t tape or do any before prep work. I haven’t taped up a wall in years before painting and it is because I have a secret weapon, this ShortCut Paint Brush. I cannot recommend this brush enough. It bends in your hand perfectly and trims out wood work and moldings so easily. If you do a lot of room painting, you absolutely need this brush. I won’t paint a room without it!
We made progress in the closet as well. The drywall in here is in terrible shape. Once I started painted I realized that we maybe should have ripped it down and started over, but seriously, who wants to do that? Have you ever drywalled before? It is seriously one of the worst jobs there are. The closet got a coat of Sherwin Williams Dishy Coral. I used this same color in my closet and love how bright and cheerful it is. Since we aren’t putting a closet door back on, I want to make sure that the closet looks nice and not like a pit of bad drywall.
We got working on the shelves too. These are really simple. You need 1×2 to use as support strips under the shelves cut to whatever dimensions you need. Then, using some liquid nails and regular nails, you secure it to the wall, checking for level. Then cut the shelf pieces to whatever size you want, and secure them to the support strips. I will do a more detailed tutorial on these later! I climbed in the closet for this picture so it isn’t the best image! I need to touch up the gray paint around the shelves as well!
I love that the “dead” space in the corner of the closet now has a function. I hate hanging clothes back in the corner because if the outfit isn’t right in front of me, I will probably never pick it. I plan to fill these shelves with extra baby items and have purchased some cute baskets to sit on them. If this system works out, I would love to add similar shelves in my older daughter’s closet.
The ceiling fan is up as well. As I mentioned in my first post, I know that not everyone loves these, but in our big ol’ AC less house, ceiling fans are necessary. I have also read that air movement helps prevent SIDS. We went with a basic white ceiling fan and Ryan installed it in less than a hour.
The radiator also has a fresh coat of paint and is awaiting me to figure out what I want to put on top of it. Our last house had beautiful radiator covers that I wish we would have brought with us!
I received my samples from Polka Dot Wall Stickers and am deciding which ones I want to use and where they will go! I think they are going to add a fun touch to the room!
We ordered our rocker and am so excited for it to arrive! We used a more traditional rocking chair last time, but I wanted something completely upholstered this time around. I will share it when it arrives!
And I really need to make a decision on our crib. I love both of these and don’t know which one to pick! Our furniture is older in the room so I am really wanting to go for a more traditional look!
Do you think the gray is too light for our wall color?
And because we don’t have enough going on, we painted my daughter’s room this weekend too! She is having some jealousy issues with the baby’s room getting so much attention and has been begging me to paint her room too. I resisted because I loved the bright teal in her room, but she of course, insisted on pink, as do most four year olds. The color is Sherwin Williams Charming Pink.
And that’s our progress for the week! One Room Challenge: The Nursery Week 2 Progress
Make sure to check out the other guest participants and what they are up to this week in the One Room Challenge!