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 ;-)