Or rather, the pending crib decision. (You didn’t think I’d decided something after only a day of obsessing, did you?)
Background: we bought a crib in “antique white” that I didn’t like, returned it, ordered it in “wood” and waited forever to get it, and then it was freaking CHERRY. Argh. I hate cherry furniture. I mean, if you love cherry furniture, awesome for you, but I can’t stand it for myself.
When asked what would suck less, taking the crib back or painting it, my husband opted for painting. Without a second thought. This just proves that my role as the family painter is firmly settled. (Smart guy chose the option that involved hearing me complain about not knowing what color but no actual work for him.)
So, we’re painting the crib.
The nursery is this color:
Source: Making It Lovely’s bedroom
Yes, dark and moody and fantastic. It reads a little more brown in our house, perhaps owing to our wood trim.
The crib looks like this (ugg):
My initial inclination was to paint it navy blue. I’ve already used this color on our front door and porch and love it (it reads much darker in person):
My husband, however, asked why I was determined to make the nursery a goth enclave. Oops. I do love dark colors.
Now I’m thinking of painting it a bright, happy, “like the grass” green, a’la this color by Martha Stewart (I just love her paint palette though I get it matched in no-VOC Olympic paint):
Or perhaps brighter, like this color by “Ben” (aka Benjamin Moore):
source: Apartment Therapy’s ohdeedoh (If you click through to see the other pics, you’ll know why I’m still ambivalent about my decision not to paint the nursery bright white with one black chalkboard wall, like our guest room, which I LOVE.)
The “color theme” if you can call it that revolves around primary colors, hence the dark walls to balance out the craziness. “Green like grass, blue like sky, yellow like sunshine!”
I bought this DwellStudio pattern in a skirt for the crib because it’s just the right versions of the colors I picture when I think of the nursery:
Nope, not a speck of red, but it could be “red like stop signs,” no? I kind of love that it would be the only thing red in the room. *sigh* I suck at deciding.
To try to give you a better sense of the room, the rocker is wood and will soon be slipcovered in bright yellow canvas much like the yellow taxi car on the fabric above. The changing pad thing is navy blue. The other furniture is brown wood. Um, that’s it. Haven’t really done much else in terms of decorating or color. White blinds on the windows don’t count, right? The ceiling is a blue so light you can’t actually tell it’s blue. Someday I might grab a green rug from IKEA (you know, the next time I’m in the neighborhood, four hours away); for now the floors are unstained oak. I believe sheets should be blue and curtains should be white. I have big dreams of DIY’ing some shelving for the corner of the room which I will likely paint to match the walls on the outside and the four/ five room colors inside (yellow, blue, blue, green, red?). Or maybe navy blue, ha.
My crib is clearly a different style from the red Jenny Lind crib, and not at all like the one bright green crib I found while searching… so what do you think?
In other news, I’ve been getting Braxton Hicks contractions since Sunday and they leave me oddly light-headed. Not seriously “I must lie down lest I pass out” lightheaded, but “whoa, I feel kinda funny and light” lightheaded.