Today was pretty productive on the baby front. We went to a local baby store and picked out and registered for a few things (car seat, stroller, changing pad, mattress). It was surreal. Last weekend we painted the nursery a yummy chocolate brown but it didn't turn out the way we expected. See, we used a semi-gloss paint over our already painted wallpaper-covered walls. The dark color totally magnified ever imperfection of the 1920s walls. Yuck. I went and consulted the experts at Sherwin Williams and they hooked me up with a flat paint that can be washed and wiped with no problems. Despite my grumbles about spending ANOTHER $40 on one gallon of Sherwin William's paint, I think we'll be much happier with the outcome. So, tomorrow will be another day of painting. Joy.
Today I also sanded down a dresser that we'll be using for a our changing table. It fit right in with our "baby mod" not-so-themey theme. I sanded it down and painted it with 2 coats of Kilz followed by 2+ coats of "Crumb Cookie" (a Behr shade of white). I'm super happy with the outcome.
Here is my only "before" pic. It is from last weekend and the dresser practically blends in with the walls:
Here is an after pic after lots of paint and spray painted hardware. Please ignore the shine to the walls...remember we are re-painting with a flat paint tomorrow: