Nursery Sneak Peek

by tinysneakers

A few weeks ago, my office our nursery looked like this:

nursery before picture

{Don’t get me started on what it looked like before that.}

nursery before

And now it looks completely different than both of those rooms.

Painting the Nursery

First came the paint swatches.

paint swatches

picking paint colorschoosing a gray for nurseryblues and greens

The chosen colors.

nursery paint colors: aqua glow, polar star, aloe vera

Then came the samples. {I highly, highly recommend this step.}

experimenting with paint samples

Those didn’t work. Back to the drawing board.

picking colors for baby nursery

Over and over again.

blue and greyhard to pick paint colors

Have I mentioned I’m not good with decisions?

And then came the paint.

nursery paint behr whisper

We only took it back to Home Depot to get adjusted once- not bad considering my history. Winking smile

Time to paint!

mom painting the nurserypainting while pregnantpainting the nursery while pregnant

Then came the fun part.

measuring stripes for wall

Measuring, taping, more painting.

taping stripes for wall paintpainted stripesgray and white stripes

Then finally, it was done.

freshly painted nursery

blue and gray nurserynursery paint colors blue and gray white stripes

From crazy, to office, to baby…

nursery before —>nursery before picture —>IMG_0612

Now it’s officially a nursery.

With a desk in it…

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen October 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I love it, Heather! We also have a striped wall in ours. 🙂


tinysneakers October 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

I loved striped walls! 🙂


Theresa @ActiveEggplant October 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Oooh – I like it! I like the stripes with the different-colored solid wall a lot! (Making notes for when I *hopefully someday* have a baby!)

Now for those ballet slippers hanging on the wall…are those yours? Or did we just get a hint about the sex of the baby???


tinysneakers October 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

Hahaa they’re mine- I put the samples up before I cleared out the room. I really don’t know the sex so I couldn’t give you a clue if I wanted to! 😉


Kelly October 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I love the stripes!!


Katie @ Healthy Heddleston October 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Ohhh I LOVEEEE the colors and the stripes!!!!

PS. Why were there toe shoes hanging on the wall?


tinysneakers October 20, 2011 at 8:40 am

I put the samples up before I finished taking down the decorations from my office. 😉


Shayla @ The Good Life October 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I love love the stripes!! Great job to you all! 🙂


tinysneakers October 20, 2011 at 8:40 am



sarah (the SHU box) October 20, 2011 at 5:56 am

1) i have that desk!!! west elm, right?

2) i LOOOOOOVE the colors and the stripes. so my style!

3) i’m sad that we will be in an apartment so probably will not paint the baby’s room, since we’d just have to paint it back in a year!


tinysneakers October 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

1) Yes and it’s the best ever, isn’t it?! I want 10 of them.

2) Thanks!

3) Aww that stinks. But you can still do some awesome decorating! Maybe paint some big stretched canvases (or use fabric) and hang them up instead, that way they’re easy to take down and move with you?! I’m sure you’ll come up with something amazing!


Maria October 20, 2011 at 9:06 am

Love it!


Brittney October 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I love the colors you picked Heather! The room looks great 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the finished product!


Theodora October 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

I love the stripes!!!


Melissa January 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

What colors did you pick for the nursery! LOVE IT!


kc March 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

what colors did you end up going with? love it!


Stephanie December 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I love your nursery colors. Could you tell me the name of them? I am looking to do the same thing.


Rachelle October 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

What is the name of the blue you used? I started painting my sons nursery last night and half way through decided I hate the blue we picked, it’s way to dark, but your looks perfect.


tinysneakers October 28, 2013 at 7:38 am

I’m sorry, I don’t know! I started with one color and it was too green, so I dumped a leftover can of blue in and mixed them. 😉


Amy January 23, 2018 at 9:31 am

Love the room. Where did you get the ceiling fan?


Kristen August 24, 2018 at 9:50 am

What gray did you use?


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