Monday, November 19, 2012

Work in progress...

This weekend was Operation Nursery! I woke up on Saturday morning in a super excited and energetic mood. I couldn't wait to start making P-Nut's space into something more inviting. Plus it just seems to make her impending arrival more "real."  Not that it hasn't been real all along but just that it's really, really, real the closer we get. Does that make sense?

Anyway, like I said, I woke up in a chipper mood ready to get painting!

We called in the troops to make the process go faster...

We taped, and primed, and painted our little hearts out! And don't worry about me, I had my husband, mother and brother all making sure I took breaks to get water, fresh air away from the paint, and that I always had a stool or comfortable place to stand or sit.

Good times were had by all and there were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Including "twinkle toes Hubs" stepping directly INTO a paint tray!


In case you were wondering, the official color is Behr "China Cup" and it is a version of white but has a slight baby pink tint to it. We really wanted to brighten the room up and will use the decor to incorporate the color.

Also, in case you too have wall-to-ceiling '70's wood paneling that you would like to paint, our research told us that primer was essential. We could not get away with the paint that has primer already in it. Plus the primer needs to be latex or oil based NOT water based. 

Lastly, through trial and error we discovered that latex or oil based primer will not come out of your brushes with the basic soap and water like water based products will. There are products you can buy to get the primer out of the brushes but when the man at the hardware store said, "you may want to buy two pairs of these heavy duty gloves in case the chemicals start to burn through them," we said no thank you! We tossed the brushes and had fresh ones to use with the paint.

This man busted his ass this weekend getting all of the supplies, coming up with the game plan and making sure all of the details were in line.

Uncle C hard at work!

Mopsi was a trooper not just because of her painting skills but that she didn't complain once about the occasional Jay-Z song that was in our iTunes shuffle! ;)

The painting crew after the "primer phase"

Operation Nursery is coming along quite nicely and I can't wait for the final product!! A HUGE thank you to my lovely mother and super sweet brother for helping us. We could not have done as much as we did without them! Another HUGE thank you to my mother-in-law for watching Little C while we tackled the painting.

It takes a village, people. It takes a village.

My dear little P-Nut, I hope you know how much your family loves you already! We can't wait for you to join our family. :)

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