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Originally Posted by chiromama01 View Post

I love the color and am SOOO happy to see this thread. So this time around I've decided to find a piece of art that I like and build the room around it.  right now the color scheme is looking like black, white, and blue.  There's a painting of a zebra on a blue background that i love, i'll see if i can post a link, Cant wait to see more rooms!!!

 

http://oopsydaisy.com/store/timmy-the-zebra.html

 

hope that link works!!



That is precious!



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Originally Posted by RosieL View Post

Awe, that's a great piece to build around. We have a canvas of a black and white giraffe that we brought home from Botswana in January. I'm excited to get it framed (or just stretched without a frame) and put it up. :) 

 

rubyjune - I remember how patient my parents were with both me and my brother as far as letting us stay. I didn't appreciated it nearly enough back then.



Heh, we're patient. Heck, I'd prefer he live at home until graduation and not start life with gobs of student loans, but he likes the freedom. Plus, imagine being 20yo and living with four little brothers under six. dizzy.gif

post #22 of 42

Check out this zebra, by the same artist.  Love it!

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oopsydaisy_art/6190575058/in/set-72157627231289073/

post #23 of 42

I love the orange color (orange is my favorite) and the zebra prints. I have a print I want to decorate my daughters room around. It is still decorated from when we made the nursery for our first. green on the bottom half of the wall, a john lennon collection animal border, yellow above that. and blue ceiling with clouds.

 

The new baby will sleep with us, so no new nursery, then eventually she will move in with her 3 older sisters. We just finally got Juniper sleeping in there. she is fine sleeping there at night but told me she wants to fall asleep with mama : ) totally fine.

 

this is the picture i want to use for the kids room...someday.  128845239308872952_rpjIgSQo_c.jpg

post #24 of 42

courtney- LOVE the picture! I'd decorate my room around that winky.gif

post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by NicMom View Post

Check out this zebra, by the same artist.  Love it!

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oopsydaisy_art/6190575058/in/set-72157627231289073/



ok, back to square one... don't know which one I like more!!!!!

 

post #26 of 42

Courtney- I LOVE that picture. 

 

Going to pick up the crib and changing table tomorrow. Then DH and I have to sit down this weekend and decide on everything else!

post #27 of 42

the colorful zebra is nice because it give you more options in the future...just my opinion b/c they are both super cute.

post #28 of 42

This new one won't be getting a room of his own, at least for a few years until we buy a new house!  He'll be sharing with DD in a year or two, but until then he'll be with us in our room.  I still have to work on DD's room though. We jus bought and moved into our home in March and our lives have been so crazy that we haven't been able to get around to painting her room.  It is currently all pale blue. And by all, I mean ALL! The walls, the ceiling the trim, the door! Everything but the floor thank goodness!  It's going to take a lot of prep time just with the windows.  I'm really not looking forward to it. I wish I could just wave my magic wand and have it done in an instant.

post #29 of 42

Unfortunately, this little one will not be getting his/her own bedroom... being the youngest of 4!  Right now we live in a 3 bedroom cottage, my DS1 has his own room, DS2 and DD share a room (they LOVE it, and often cuddle in bed although they do have their own beds). For now, LO will be co sleeping with DH and I, then we have a pack n play (crib was recalled, so we will wing it for now).  No theme since we don't know what gender lo is.

We will be moving eventually, and have our eyes on two houses. One is a strange 4 bedroom that has 1 bedroom downstairs and a HUGE bedroom up with 2 small bedrooms connected.  Not sure how we would do the bedroom arrangements...

The other is a 5 bedroom victorian love.gif  I would LOVE it, but we have to make sure the people who are renting it will move out.  If we do get that house, then we will all have our own bedroom!  THAT would we sooooooo AWESOME!

post #30 of 42

We live in a 1 bedroom apartment. Our baby will be in our room. We won't have a crib or anything, so really hoping the cosleeping thing works out. We are planning to move June first, after which time we will hopefully have a bigger place, and a crib if needed. She will still be in our room though until it doesn't work out for us as the best option anymore.

post #31 of 42
Thread Starter 

Second coat of color done today! Now for the trim, then pulling up the carpet. Gettin' closer...

post #32 of 42

Okay, silly question: but do you ladies feel comfortable painting the rooms yourselves? If so, are you using the No-VOC paint?

 

DH and I are gonna tackle the shared boys' room while the kiddo is with his mom for Christmas. I'm trying to figure out if I should be helping or not. Also I'm going crazy lately because of the flu shot article on the front page ("BUT MY MIDWIFE SAID I SHOULD GET ONE!!!") and trying to avoid feeling guilty/anxious about any other choices I make.

post #33 of 42

arbybee, I'm okay with doing touch-ups, but for the most part, I'm not going to be painting right now.  I don't KNOW that there's an issue with it, but we never manage to get the house properly ventilated and I would probably end up with a massive headache.  Fortunately, we're in a rental and have done the painting that we plan to do.

 

We're actually going to be moving June 1st too, so I'm not going to do anything except organize clothes and buy a dresser for DD and this little one to share.  Eventually I'd like the girls to share a "dressing" room, since everyone will be sleeping in the same room for the foreseeable future.  Right now we have a master where everyone sleeps, DD's room (just her clothes and books, really), a spare room for visitors, and a sewing/play room.  I have a feeling we'll have less space when we move, but I guess we'll see what happens.  It seems like no matter how much space you have, your stuff expands to fill it up!

 

 

post #34 of 42
Thread Starter 

I painted Odin's room. We opened a window in that room (despite very chilly air), kept the door open, kept a window across the house open (which created quite a breeze), and used low VOC paint (Aura by benjamine moore). I read about painting in pregnancy, and then was okay with the choice. I monitored myself carefully to make sure I took breaks, drank water (not in same room), and would have stopped the instant I felt I had a headache. The room wouldn't have gotten painted if I hadn't started it. :-/ Now I'm waiting for DH to sand the trim (probably lead paint, which I won't go near even with a ventilator), and I'm scared that's never going to happen. 

post #35 of 42

I love the orange, we painted DS's room in an apartment we used to live in a similar color, it too had a north facing window and it really helped brighten it up.  

 

We have kind of a crazy life where we own two houses, one in a town that gets very high weekly rents for the summer season, the other on an offshore island (we live in Maine).  We rent our "winter house" from May-October, and live out on the island.  The store my husband and I own is on the mainland so DH commutes.  Our island house has 3 bdrms, so this new baby will move in with his brother out there after a while, and luckily DS's room out there is much bigger than DD's, so we won't have to do a room switch for my older ones.

 

In our winter house we have 4 bdrms, so I will redo our guest room into a real nursery, although with it being a rental for 4 months of the year DH is leary of me making it too babyish.  The layout of our winter house is kind of weird, our guest room is on the first floor, the kids have one set of stairs that lead to their rooms and then there is a big living room and another set of stairs that leads to the master bedroom.  It will be a fine layout with older kids, but it is a LONG walk to do night wake ups.  Makes me think I'll probably end up keeping a pack n play in our room for a long while if this baby isn't a great sleeper.  

 

Since we just found out we're having a boy today, I have to start thinking of ideas, although, since I plan on having more babies I'll probably keep things gender neutral.  If we paint I'll probably do it, even though I'd rather not.  I'd certainly use low VOC paint.

 

post #36 of 42

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Shared boys' room. A few finishing touches away from being all done.

post #37 of 42

We're not doing a baby room (it's called our room winky.gif) but I *am* hoping to do a couple projects to get ready for baby. One includes getting a piece of furniture for baby clothes/items. DH is picking this Craig's List freebie up for me tomorrow:

 

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I'm hoping to sand it down and refinish it before baby comes! I'll use baskets inside the doors and install a dowel rod for hanging items. 

 

Something like this or this.

post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by miss_honeyb View Post


I'm hoping to sand it down and refinish it before baby comes! I'll use baskets inside the doors and install a dowel rod for hanging items. 

 

Something like this or this.


Honeyb, you should check out Chalk Paint: http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/United_Kingdom.html.  Apparently you don't have to sand anything down, you just paint right over the finish.  I've read tons of reviews on it, and can't wait to try it.  It is expensive, but everyone says that it goes a very long way.  It might make your refinishing easier!

 

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by jennyvangy View Post


Honeyb, you should check out Chalk Paint: http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/United_Kingdom.html.  Apparently you don't have to sand anything down, you just paint right over the finish.  I've read tons of reviews on it, and can't wait to try it.  It is expensive, but everyone says that it goes a very long way.  It might make your refinishing easier!

 


My mom bought some chalk paint! It would be totally fun to use.... I'll for sure look into it, thanks!

 

post #40 of 42

If anyone does use the chalk paint, please let me know!  I'm really tempted to try it, but I'm a little intimidated.  And I can't get it locally so it will be a bit expensive.  Wish one of you ladies were nearby, we could share a quart!

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