You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
Even though we are just now putting up the paint on the nursery wall, I have been working on the vision of this room for months. I shared my first mood board for the room here, and sticking with that guide, I wanted to bring in a mix of turquoise shades to accent the original green walls.
The room we decide to use, as the nursery, is closest to our bedroom. The previous owners painted the walls a neutral, light green shade for us after they moved out. For some reason I can never capture the true color of this room, but it is much lighter than the color it photographs.
Deciding on a chunkier stripe, we measured the wall and then chose to do 8 stripes with a 12-inch dimentions. To make marking easier, I just used our paint stir stick to evenly space the stripes (or you could use a ruler). I lightly marked the wall with a pencil, and then I used painter’s tape to break apart the sections.
The walls were originally treated with primer and then a coat of Eddie Bower paint in Oyster. After all the tape was in place, the hubby got to work painting the stripes. Most of our accent pieces are turquoise, so we selected a much lighter version of the color for the wall paint. When you match the color exactly it can be overbearing in a room. We ended up using Eddie Bower paint in their Weathered Glass color to blend.
Once the paint had dried, we ripped off the tape to reveal the perfectly lined stripes. Instead of just having one large accent wall, we used the architectural detail of the home and wrapped the stripes around one of the corners.
The main stripe wall will be the backdrop for the crib. I plan on either putting up some simply lined white shelving or the baby’s name in Zinc Letters, like these ones from Anthropology.
The remaining green walls will be the perfect contrast for the Modern Rockstar Print Groovy Guitars Wall Art I designed the room around. It will tie in the shades of green, turquoise, and gray.
Opposite from the crib, we will have a large white dresser, that will be used as a changing station. The Rockstar prints will hang above.
Across from the windows there will be a wall gallery of baby prints and photos. I have been pouring over Etsy for print ideas to go along with the turquoise and white chevron frame I already purchased. Even though I love simple, white nurseries, they say that colorful rooms promote stimulation for the baby. If there is one thing for sure, this room will be rich in color.
Do you have any recommendations for nursery prints or sayings?