Saturday, June 20, 2009

Baby's Room!


I thought that painting the baby's room was only going to take a day. [In a scruffy Charlie Murphy voice] Wrong! Wrong!

It took an entire weekend to paint, and another weekend to cut, nail, dap, fill + touch-up the chair rail. There were moments of grumpiness, but in the end it was all worth it. The room looks great!

The wife and I knew that we wanted one more finishing touch, be we didn't quite know what to do. The first idea was to buy/create stencils, and paint them above and below the chair rail. But my attempts to silhouette artwork that I found online failed miserably - Everything turned out either looking evil and scary, or silly and unrecognizable. Imagine?

Cathy: "It's a teddy bear!"
Chin: "No, it looks more like a lump of turd"

So I chickened out and decided to buy wall stickers from Home Depot. They're full colour, removable, and they work well with our paint colours. Snap! Also, you can't go wrong with a Pooh-themed baby's room.

I made y'all a video, with Mos Def's "Umi Says" in the background. Why that song? Because it sounds dope, that's why. Check it out:


Lena! said...

Looks great CathyAl!

linknblogs said...

The room is too cute! I love it! As nurseries go, this one is definitely one of the cutest I've ever seen. Great work with the chair rail. I love using it as a divider between top and bottom colors. It is amazing what it does to define space in a room. Great work and congratulations!

chinwhat said...

me: you guys *bought* stickers?
cathy: but its pooh bear!

Rubex Cube said...

Wicked love the room! Great chair rail!