Halfway there!!!

20 Weeks

I’m 20 weeks pregnant today, halfway there already!  So far the time has flown by and my little man is growing like a weed.  Yes, my little pea is a BOY!!  The first trimester was a bit rough, but the second so far has been wonderful.  We’re really looking forward to meeting our bundle of joy in October.

In the meantime I have started planning away.  The baby will be staying in our room for a while, so I am not doing a nursery.  He will have a nice nook in our bay window with lots and lots of cute things.  My creative energy is spent redoing our guest bath for the little tyke.  We are currently striping the wallpaper out of there and then we can paint.  My plan is to do a sea creatures theme for the bathroom.

I found this beautiful wall color, called rainwashed (pictured below).  My bathroom tile is about the same color and the trim is white as well.  There isn’t a window in my bathroom so this will really brighten the room up.

rainwashed

Next I will fill it full of sweet touches, that I will either buy or make depending on my energy levels.

Octopus Clock

Found on Etsy, here

Growth Chart

Found on Etsy, here

And finally for even more fun, this pirate collection from Macy’s.  We’ll see who enjoys this fanciful bathroom more, my little babe or my guests!  Either way the theme items can be removed when we are ready to sell the house or simply redecorate.  I will keep you posted as progress is made.

And I’m back!

Happy Monday everyone.  I apologize for disappearing last week, the last two weeks have been crazy for me.  Painting the bedroom turned out to be a much bigger task then I allotted time for, especially while starting a new job.  We finally finished on Wednesday night, only to scramble to get the our room and the guest room pulled back together for our guests, my step-mother & sister, Friday night.  My father’s heart procedure was Friday and everything went well this time around!

Finally I have photos to share of the room!

Before

After!

Paint Close-up, El Camino & Desert View

Mr. Pea Paints too!

I couldn’t resist adding a little note under the primer. 😉

I hate to say it but after all that work, the paint colors aren’t quiet what I was expecting.  In full sun they appear to be purple and pink, in the shade and artificial light they read as the intended taupe and gray.  The purple and pink aspect is going to take some getting use too, otherwise in the evenings it looks lovely.  I am certainly NOT repainting! I think adding more sophisticated curtains in a gray will really enhance the room and pull it together for me.  Right now I am loving these from Crate & Barrel!  They are on the expensive side, but serve as good inspiration.

It feels so good to have this part of the room’s make-over behind me.  I gave this project my all and even hurt my right hand in the process.  Today is the first day I have been able to use it without pain.  That feels good too, I was about to call the doctor!  Next up for the room addition is getting a light on that ceiling already!

-Margaret