Thursday, March 10, 2011

{In Need of Prayers}

On Sunday, March 6th, my grandfather had a heart attack while at church.  He is more than just a grandfather as he and my grandmother raised my older sister, younger brother and myself.  He is one of the most special people in my life.  He's been there for me through everything. 

Right now he is in the operating room undergoing a triple bypass.  Our entire family is cramped in a waiting room filled with a million different emotions of fear and love.  Please keep him in your prayers as we all know that prayer is powerful in numbers! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

{Nursery Colors}

We've decided on the colors for the nursery and I am beyond excited to get started painting!  When we originally found out we were pregnant I had a vision for the nursery but upon finding out we are having a girl that quickly changed.  I normally stick to my guns but for some reason I was easily persuaded by the Serena & Lily catalog. 

We have chosen to paint the walls a S&L color called Punch and the ceiling a color called Sprout.  We will have them color matched to Behr's Premium Plus because I really heart Behr paint.  I purchased a stencil from Whitehall & Co. that was designed by Janell Beals over at Isabella & Max Rooms that we are going to attempt using in the nursery as well. 

Once we get the paint up and the 2 pieces of furniture painted we'll start ordering the bedding, crib, curtains, etc.  We don't have extra storage so it makes more sense to just wait until we can actually utilize the items.  It really is starting to feel like a nursery instead of an office.  And everytime I walk by the room I can't help but smile.  God has really blessed our family and we are soaking up every single moment of it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

{Refinishing Furniture}

We are in the process of cleaning out our office so we can transform it into our little girl's nursery.  It's been an exciting and exhausting process.  I had no idea we had SO much stuff in one room!  We still have a few big items to get out before we can start painting the walls but we are definitely on the right track.  So until I can get to the walls I'm going to focus on the two pieces of furniture we are using in the nursery.  I didn't want a set of furniture so instead we have opted for a crib from Baby&Child and two pieces that we already owned. 

The first one is a piece that I picked up from my favorite used furniture store.  The pictures are poor quality because my husband took  them with his phone.  We are storing the piece in the tobacco barn right now because there's just no room in the house.   It has two doors that have glass and two glass shelves which are both stored in our house for safety purposes.  It's a beautiful piece and I think it will be perfect in our little girl's nursery.  My plan is to paint it Martha Stewart's Tailor Chalk which is a creamy white.  I'm not sure if I want to paint out the back or have a piece of mirror cut to fit in it.  I'm leaving the hardware as is for now. 

The other piece was given to us several years ago.  We used it in our office as storage but it'll become our changing table/dresser.  It too will become MS Tailor Chalk and will sport these gorgeous knobs.  I took a vote on FB and she won out! 

Please excuse all the junk but like I said we are cleaning out the room.  This piece is so girlie and I can't wait to transform it.  I will start on this one first because it's already in the house and should be a pretty simple piece to paint.  

For those of you who are looking for some help with refinishing your furniture pieces head on over to Perfectly Imperfect.  Shaunna is one of the most talented women I know and she just release her eBook yesterday.  It is absolutely amazing!  She covers everything you could want to know about "Creating Your Masterpiece."  I can't stop looking at it and each time I do I find something else that's useful. 

Happy Hump Day!