It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge already, and things are really moving along here! For this project I am redoing my daughter’s nursery into a big girl room and I am super excited with the progress. Today we are talking floors and blush-colored paints. Be sure to check last week’s post to see my room idea board and catch up on the plans. Thanks to Calling it Home for hosting this event, and be sure to check out some other room transformations too. You will be inspired to tackle that home project list for sure!I mentioned before in this post that we have been sanding and refinishing the floors in the entire house room by room, and the nursery floors were on the short list to finally get some love. As I said last week, this was the time to remove the built-in furniture in the room because if we removed it in the future and then had to refinish the floors beneath it, it would be difficult to blend the flooring. So the whole room was vacated, sanded, and refinished. Here is a before photo to give you an idea of the flooring and the built-ins. The wood was actually in good shape–it just needed a refresh, and now it is nice and shiny and “new”!
Now onto to the good stuff–paint! The current color, Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore, is a beautiful cheerful, clean blue-green that is perfect for a kid’s room or bathroom. I thought briefly about keeping the color the same since I do love it, but I really wanted this room to look and feel different, so I felt it was time to say goodbye. Besides, what color says “little girl room” better than pink? Now I was looking for a very subtle hue of pink and wanted it to be a soft blush tone (which is super hot now for decor and fashion). Here is what I came up with after countless hours on Pinterest and many paint samples.
My final two choices were Pink Essence and Mauve Hint by Benjamin Moore. I eliminated the other two choices as they had a hint of orange to them. You can see the comparison below with Mauve Hint on the left and Pink Essence on the right.
Below are some additional blush inspiration photos for your viewing pleasure. Check out our Valentine’s Day outfit post too for more details on my blush top below.
After I added the photo of myself in that blush-colored top, I realized that that is the exact shade of pink I am going for in my daughter’s room. Then I took the shirt out of my closet and started to compare it next to paint samples. Strange, I know–but it worked! All of the colors in the image above could have worked very well, but ultimately I decided on Mauve Hint by Benjamin Moore because, well, it matched my shirt (and the chair fabric, which I’ll discuss in a later post) the best! Take pinkspiration wherever you can find it!
The paint came out so lovely, and now this big girl room is shaping up!
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I thought about wallpapering the ceiling with this cool cloud wallpaper, but ultimately decided against it in lieu of a fabulous chandelier–wait for it, it’s coming next week! Speaking of which, let’s take a look at what I have left to do to transform this nursery into a big girl room!
- rug, lighting, furniture
- art, windows
- decor accents, pillows, bedding
- reveal the room (and move my daughter out of her brothers’ rooms)!
Almost half way there! Check back next Thursday as we talk about rugs, lighting, and furniture.
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