We knew the old office/ man room/ junk collection was going to be the baby's nursery. I have a theory that all married couples have that ominous third bedroom that literally serves no purpose (except for parental comments on how "it should really be a nursery by now") until a baby comes along to fill it. Our first order of business was to clean everything out and repaint the walls.
I knew I wanted to incorporate fabric from Caitlin Wilson Textiles and immediately fell in love with the coral & mint chinoise pillow cover. Honestly, I also knew this was going to be on our 'splurge' list. But I felt like I could incorporate the pillow cover and a couple yards of the coordinating coral fretwork fabric and still stay within our budget.
I wanted to keep the walls relatively neutral and found the perfect shade of pink, with just a hint of yellow, in Benjamin Moore's Opal. In some light, the walls don't even look pink but more of an off-white.
Jeff also added some new shelving and hanging rods, and he used a level to draw straight lines down the closet wall. The next weekend, I covered the lines with Frog tape and painted bright blue/green stripes to match the mint color of the pillow. (Note: be sure to remove the tape while the paint is still wet to prevent any peeling!) It was a small space to add stripes, and the little painting project was much easier than I anticipated.
Up next? Some Craigslist furniture finds and thrifty decorating!