Yes. I know. She’s five months now and we’re just getting around to choosing the paint color? My excuses are good and numerous. Unaware of the gender of the baby we were having, I opted to use my nesting energy to redo Eamon’s room one last time before he goes to college ten years from now. It was a fabulous outcome to a hellacious amount of toil and trouble. Then we had a baby.
If there isn’t any excuse in the world you can use to get out of anything, there’s always the baby excuse. Babies are a lot of work. I remember when Eamon was four months or less, Mark was about to mow the lawn. I said, “Can I do that?” He said,”Sure.” And I was so happy to be doing anything else besides tending to the baby that still felt important. I would have loved to have painted throughout this especially gorgeous weather.
Then I had the guest bedroom set up as such until the bitter end. I Just rid myself of the ancient mattress recently after the crib was assembled. And I still haven’t exactly decided what, where, and how the room and the pieces and colors will all work. Nursery Inspiration post still stands though.
You may not know but I used to be an avid DIYer. My house is a testimony to that. And I maintain a constant internal and intentional dialog to touch everything again. I have already painted the guest bedroom once before. It’s a sad old room and needs some distractionary tactics to keep from staring at its reoccurring cracks. I am having the hardest time trying decide how to treat the three window bay.
The color we chose is called Toasted Oat. We matched the color from the little enamel frame I had leftover from my shop. It’s a blush pink. We got two quarts of paint free at the Ace hardware promotional paint day last Saturday. I dare say that may be enough for the tiny room. So free was a good impetus to pick a color. Still loving the curtain fabric and dresser. Wish me luck. Again.