Let the nesting begin!

A spontaneous Saturday afternoon DIY nursery project… ENJOY!

Taping is my least favorite part, but it’s gotta be done properly if you want crisp lines. To make matters worse, our walls are wood panels with grooves, which made it that much harder. I used the smooth side of a plastic knife to make tape stick to the grooves. Just use your imagination and go with the flow.

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Here it is with one coat of paint. We had some leftover paint from our downstairs bathroom. Color: Benjamin Moore Weston Flax. It’s a lovely buttery yellow color. The rest of the walls were already painted Benjamin Moore Moonshine. It’s a soothing gray. Tip: By reusing the same colors, you get continuity throughout your house.

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Here it is with a second coat. I’m loving it already. Tip: Never paint against the tape. By running your paint brush over the tape, in the same direction, you prevent bleeding underneath.

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Here’s the finished product. Isn’t it dreamy?!?! We’re still trying to figure out where to put the crib, but now the room has a focal point and a theme. The elephant curtains from eBay really pop against the yellow. I couldn’t be happier with how this DIY turned out. You can add more embellishments and really make it a statement mural, but I love the subtle look. All it took was some Pinterest imagination and a couple of hours of my time.

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Disclaimer: Please make sure you paint in a well ventilated area. Open all the windows and wear a face mask. Some paints are hazardous to your baby, so please use some common sense. 🙂

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