Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pink, Pink and more Pink

I know the walls are bare, but I just haven't found the right things to put up yet. I think we definately need a shelf or two and something to match the little green surfboard pegrack on the window sill (that will be hung near the door when I get to it). I need to pick up a dresser for J's room and move over the baby sized dresser from his room to here. But the essentials are in and the rest can come later on.

The paint colour is Pratt and Lambert "Angel Food" done up in Para Paint, wall and trim, eggshell in matte finish (say all that in one breath). Now Para is a Canadian company, but I thought I should be specific with what we used as I have had inquiries before. Truthfully, Hubby and I usually just go for eggshell finish in a basic latex. But, my Father, the painter by-trade, picked up the paint for us and decided that this was the best finish for the baby's room. And he was right. The matte look makes it look even softer than expected. And I think I mentioned that I never thought I would choose pink for a bedroom, I am much more a purple girl, but this one just kept coming back to me.
Add to that the fact that my Mother picked me up this wonderful quilt down at the beach. I was looking for something beachy like the ones from Pottery Barn, but since PBK doesn't ship to Canada and they don't have one close to the beach, I went with this one. It has cute little Angels on it and the colours were great. A little of everything. The pinks in it matched the paint colour perfectly so that is how the room came to be pink. My Mom also picked up some sheets at PBK in Nashville (had I only known she would go there). They are called Tropical Toile. In other words toile done up, beach style. Sadly the beach line at PBK has now been discontinued (at least online, but my Sister is on the lookout for some stuff on sale) so I cannot pick up anymore Tropical Toile or all things beach at this time.

And I wanted to address the fact that there is a crib and a bed already. I did this for J too, had a bed in his room from the get go. It makes nursing at night so much easier and on those nights when the baby just won't settle, I don't have to keep Hubby up till all hours when he needs to go to work the next day. This was the deal I made when we agreed that I would not have to go back to work. I do all the night time duties and he gets to sleep. Some of my friends think that is awful and he should have to get up too, but I disagree. First of all, I am nursing these babies, and second of all he works hard so we can have me stay home with them, so I let him sleep. A lot of his friends were jealous when he was coming to work all refreshed and they were up all night with their kids, but I felt better knowing he could function. I don't have important meetings and only have to impress myself so it was ok if I was functioning at half mast.

So, this is the baby's room... She is getting ready to arrive as we only have four weeks left, but I think she might arrive just a few days or so early. Just my hunch.

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Blogger little miss mel said...

Love the Angel Food color!! Very subtle pink. :)

Go to Ebay and search for your PB collection. I have purchased ALL of my PB stuff for the house from there. You can "buy now" and still save $$!!

How far along are you now??

5:26 PM  
Anonymous LVGurl said...

The room looks great! You are way ahead of where we were before Paige was born. Andrew and my dad finished painting the room, oh, four days before Paige made her debut.

I have been following PBK's beach collection for about three years. They tend to discontinue it midway during the summer, but they always bring it back the following year! Just keep a look out next spring or so!

5:42 PM  
Blogger chichimama said...

Love it! It looks very similar to the color in A's room. And I second the Ebay suggestion...

M never got up with the kids either. There really seemed no point since I was nursing...and he doesn't function well no no sleep.

6:08 PM  

Your babies room looks lovely.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous andrea from the fishbowl said...

I love the colour too, AND the daybed. Man. I wish I had bought one for each of the girls. Too sweet!

7:22 PM  
Anonymous kailani said...

Love it! I bet you can hardly wait! How exciting!

7:53 PM  
Blogger familymclean said...

So cute, and I feel the same way as you about the being up at night and letting hubby sleep. He works all day just so I can be there with the kids,,,, a sacrifice made on both ends by both of us for our family.

8:33 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Thanks everyone! I never thought of ebay. My Sister did come through tonight with some more sheets and I will check back in the Spring for more beach stuff. J's room has some stuff from the boys collection too.

Only four weeks to go technically, so I am finally feeling like things are in place should she arrive early. I was starting to get panicked.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Karen MEG said...

How sweet the nursery is! You must be getting so excited! And funny you should mention ebay - that's where I got most of crib bedding for Giselle's crib, because all of my stuff was a little masculine (Also hit eBay for a lot of gymboree clothes and Robeez, I'm ashamed to say!)

Sheets, crib ruffles - beautiful PBK lines that are a little older but very girly all the same. And brand new. Then I went to PBK here (we're lucky to have a couple stores in the GTA) to get the plain pink curtains and curtain rods and VOILA!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

How exciting--and lovely that you understand your husband doesn't need to be awake to watch you nurse the baby. I always did the nights and then handed the babe over at sunrise, when I would run back to bed for a couple hours of actual sleep.

Oh, and by the way, I don't still live in Spamtown; I live in Duluth (5.5 hours north of Ye Olde Spamtown!).

1:12 PM  
Blogger jo(e) said...

The room looks beautiful and welcoming.

7:24 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

oh it's absolutely *gorgeous*!!!!
you must be so excited to be getting a babygirl to put in there :o)

hey, am wondering if you could email me at
kate DOT kiwi AT hotmail DOT com
i'm wondering a few details about the *shine* conference in your sister's city....
thanks babe X

3:54 AM  
Blogger 180/360 said...

Looks beautiful! My daughter only wishes I'd paint her room pink. It's pink-ish. Good luck with the last stretch.

6:30 PM  
Blogger nancy said...

It all looks so great. I must confess that I think the surfboard may be my favourite!! How amazing!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Chrissy121875 said...

Oh, wow! The nursery looks amazing! I love the decor! You guys must be sooooooooooo excited!!! Can't wait for more updates!

11:17 PM  

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