June 22, 2010

The nursery update

Isabella’s nursery is going to be fully painted by tonight. D said that tonight after work it’ll give it the second coating and then all we are left to do is the small touch ups. For the second coat we bought the same colour but in a satin finish. The first coat had a flat finish and we thought at satin finish will make the colour look a bit more alive and I just found out that a satin finish is more commonly used in kids room as it’s more durable than a flat colour. I cannot wait to see how it looks once it’s up and the more I think of it the more I feel like a kid in a candy store! It’s crazy to get so excited over a room and yet here I am counting down the hours. Of course it's not just a room, it's Isabella's room, a room that has been sitting empty waiting to be decorated and "dressed up" so our little cutie pie can sleep and play in it. It's a very special room, one that is already filled with lots and lots of love! I wish I was able to paint some as well as I truly enjoy it. In our old flat I painted the whole spare room (we were TTC and I thought it would be the baby’s room) on my own. I actually really enjoy it and I found it helped me release a lot of stress. Well this time I cannot but I also cannot sit and watch whilst he does everything so D and I have come to a compromise: I can paint the areas that require a small brush as long as I wear a protective mask and we leave the air conditioning and the window open at all time. I can live with that. It’s just so much fun to see this room turning into a light and fun room. Cannot wait till we see the finished product. In the meantime here are a few pics of the transformation and me looking rather silly (I don't know how doctors can breath with these things on!!!)


10 comments:

  1. Congrats on the nursery! My sisters OBGYN told her she was OK to paint as long as it was ventilated. So you should be fine to put some touches in the room!

    ICLW #135

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished room! Fran

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  3. Ohh how exciting! We never had a nursery so I love to see them progress and live through other people! I'm with you, I dont know how anyone breathes for long periods of time with a face mask on they drive me nuts!

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  4. You look fabulous in the mask!

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  5. Are those porch doors in her room?? If so..that is NICE!!

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  6. Oh, how exciting!!! I can't wait until we get that point. And I love the mask!!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to following you through the rest of your journey!

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  7. Yay for painting the nursery! I can't wait to start that project myself. My MIL has already offered to help (which is a good thing because my Beloved can't paint worth beans). I hope that it turns out just as you have invisioned.

    ICLW

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  8. Thanks ladies. The nursery is fully painted as of last night! D did a GREAT job and the glossier paint worked wonders on the walls! It looks so professional!
    Melissa - the room has a small balcony that overlooks our main entrance. We hope to put a small chair and plants outside so we can enjoy it with her.

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  9. Looks great! And I agree about the masks...I feel like I can't breathe in them either.

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