We painted the baby’s room today! Well, it’s mostly painted. We’re so busy that it takes us several days to actually paint a room. A few days ago we taped the whole thing, then today we primed and painted the first coat before we had to take off to pick up my niece. Tomorrow we’ll do the second coat. But here’s a quick look at the progress so far:
The room started out bright orange. I love orange, but it just wasn’t right for the kind of room we have in mind. So we moved everything to middle of the room and started to prime.
Primed and ready to go!
We chose Sherwin Williams’ Beguiling Mauve. Not everyone supports the idea of using purple in what might end up being a baby boy’s room, but we both have pretty fluid ideas about genderized colors, and this greyish purple was the perfect backdrop for all the fun stuff we plan to put around the room and on the walls.
First coat done! See how different it looks in this picture compared to the one above it? It changes in different lights, as paints do, and who knows what it looks like on your monitor. But on mine, the “in progress” photo is maybe a little closer to real life than this first coat one. More mauve-y than lavender. We’ll see what happens with the second coat tomorrow.
We also want to repaint the ceiling. The people who painted before us did a terrible job – there are splotches of orange all over the ceiling. In fact, you can see the evolution of paint in this room all over the trim and baseboard. Does nobody tape? If you can’t cut in like a pro, use the damn tape people. Eventually we may paint the trim white, but for now it’s very colorful. We taped anyway – no sense adding to the problem.
So second coat tomorrow, ceiling later this week, then we can actually start decorating!