August 16, 2012

how to have fun painting

Invite over some friends. Better yet, have friends who offer to help without you asking. Make sure they are into paint and design and the process and that you like them so much that you can laugh and chat about other things. Offer pizza and iced tea. Enjoy.


And we did! Sunday was our blogger decorating day for the nursery, and true to their promise, Carrie and Sarah came over in the morning and stayed late into the afternoon to see this room through. Do they look like they're having fun? (And how cute are they?) They did have fun. We did. I could not imagine a better way to transform a room, with friends, talking and laughing all the way through. I am spoiled! A painting party is a GREAT idea. I will never paint a room by myself again.


These girls rule. They even stayed long/late enough to finish painting, pull the tape off, put the crib together, and rehang the curtains and shade. How awesome to see this room change from the old office to the new nursery in one day! As you can see, I already started bringing baby stuff in. The basket's full of clothes to be washed and put away. I'm very excited for that.


And here's the chalkboard wall and crib all done. The room's looking a little plain, but I love the elements there so far that we can build on. Now on to the true decorating. And I could not have gotten here, at least not having half as much fun, without Carrie and Sarah. I can't thank you enough, ladies! We'll see you again in the fall so you can enjoy the full reveal—of room and baby ;-)

12 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

What a great idea to use the chalk wall in the room. Love the rug too.

Interior Design Musings said...

Over from HD! Love the color you pick - Care to share the name of it?! M.

Katie said...

Looks like fun! I love what you have going on so far... can't wait to see it all decked out... and sporting a baby. :)

By the way, I can't help but notice that your shade is perfect for the lining tutorial posted at the Mustard Ceiling today. :) Not to assume I know what you want, but it would change it from light-filtering to light-blocking.... which might be good for baby napping??

Sarah said...

You are too nice!!! The room looks soooo good, I love it! So happy to be a part of it. Thank you again, so much fun:)

Katy Elliott said...

Cute, cute! Love the crib!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Look at me. I'm such a fast painter that I'm a blur in that second photo!
I had such a great time visiting and painting with you guys. I hope baby loves the room as much as I do!

Shannon @ Project Shannon said...

Love the crib! It's so classic. Tip...putting the wheels on makes changing sheets MUCH easier! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Holly said...

You ladies are too cute - what a fun day and so much accomplished. The room looks great Casey and I love that you brought in a chalkboard wall too. I loved washing all of the baby's clothing and blankets too - probably the only time I did laundry with a smile ;)

The Vintique Object said...

Gosh, that was nice of them. And your nursery looks great already. Can't wait to see what else you picked. Is that chalkboard paint?

pam {simple details} said...

What a sweet friends and a great gesture! It looks fabulous, can't wait for your additions!

LindsB said...

Sweet friends that even stay to help clean up and put the rest of the room together are hard to come by! What a fun painting party!!

PS- LOVE this color!

René said...

That is so sweet and must have been a blast! Love the look Casey!

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