Our Home: L’s Room

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Up next on our home reveal: L’s room!

Here’s a few before shots to show you what the room looked like when we first moved in:

L-Room

L-Room

After moving in, our first priority was to get L’s room ready for him. Jord and I were both off for the week that we moved in, and I got right to work painting!

I chose a paint color by Benjamin Moore called Palladian Blue for L’s room – I became smitten with the color after seeing Katie’s office over on Bower Power, and I knew that it would be the perfect blue-green hue for L’s room.

After the walls were painted (uffda, painting was exhausting, especially when I discovered that the taping I had so meticulously done – with some help from family members – hadn’t safeguarded our woodwork to my standards! In fact, I still need to do a little touch-up around the ceiling…), my mother and I got to work decorating the room. Much of L’s things transferred well from our apartment to our home, so a lot of the decor has been re-purposed! We purchased a new crib sheet (grey and white polka dots!) from Target for the room, as well as a fun metal bucket to hold blankets, cloth diapers and/or toys, but that’s all.

L’s room has changed quite a bit since we moved in – we originally used the 2×4 Expedit shelving unit from IKEA (we have the black one) to store toys, books and stuffed animals and to use as a changing table, but L has since outgrown the need for a changing table (sniff), so we’ve shuffled some furniture around. In the next month, we plan to add a low dresser (repurposed from my childhood!) that will be painted in a gradient finish in a variety of blue hues (update on the blue paint colors: I HATED the colors I mentioned in my last post, where I first introduced the gradient idea, so here’s a shot of the colors that I decided on (the three on the far right, beginning with Palladian Blue at the top), after seeing them “in real life” in our local Benjamin Moore store:

Paint-Colors

Much better, right? And now, back to our regular programming…)

And now, the grand reveal: here’s L’s room! This first picture is the most accurate depiction of the color of the walls – I’m such a bad blogger that I shot the other photos at night.

I created all of the artwork above the crib, with the exception of the “L” print, which I customized via On to Baby.

L-Room

L-Room

L-Room

L-Room

L-Room

L-Room

For a list of sources for the nursery, click back to this old post.

Up next on the home tour: the exterior of our home!

About Sara

Sara works in higher education, but she's most proud of her role as a Mama to two precocious boys, Lionel Conner, age 4, and Quincy August, age 2. In honor of turning 30 in 2016, she pierced her nose to "keep her young." She loves watching guilty-pleasure television, writing about motherhood, decorating her first home, sipping red wine with her husband Jordan, and chasing after her sons.
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