Over the past couple months, it has become clear to us that our son is no longer a little baby. He’s not even a baby-ish toddler or a toddler-ish baby. He’s a more like a toddler-boy. He has opinions about things, a strong will and he can manually work our cable box better than we can. We have been talking about transitioning him from a crib to a big boy bed. People tend to have one of two opinions about this: 1. As long as he can’t crawl out, keep him in that crib as long as you can, and 2. The longer you wait, the harder the transition is.
When I was pregnant, I went to great deal of trouble to give my son the cutest nursery ever. Well, after a couple moves, this poor boy’s room has become pretty plain. When we moved to this house, the room was a very berry purple, so we painted it white. Sure, it had some cute toys and even a teepee (which broke), but then all his toys moved out into the family room. The nursery became a giant, boring sleeping place.
Finally, the moment came when we couldn’t wait any longer to transition our son to a big boy bed.
WE’RE PREGNANT! And due August-ish.
Last summer we lost a baby. It was much more painful that I could have ever imagined. The trauma of the actual miscarriage was much worse than the doctor had described. When we got that plus sign again, I was cautiously optimistic, emphasis on the “cautious” part. But thank God, I am almost 12 weeks along and the baby is healthy. I mean, I’ve been puking non-stop, but the baby is okay. ☺
Our son and his brother or sister will have to share a room, so we wanted to delineate one part of the room to the baby and the other to our big boy. We also wanted to warm things up a bit, but we weren’t sure which color would go along with the relaxing vibe of our home.
Selecting a Color.
We went with Grayish (HGSW2447) a color from the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Thoughtful Living Color Collection. With four on-trend 2018 Color Collections of the Year from HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams, it’s easier than ever to bring harmony to your home. Each Color Collection has a range of colors that go together in any combination, helping take the guesswork out of choosing color and giving your home a sense of room-to-room harmony. All you have to do is choose the designer-inspired look you want to achieve from themes like Next Journey, Future Thinker, Thoughtful Living or Individual Mix. The color and HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY Interior Paint and Primer not only looks beautiful, it went on the wall so smoothly.
I found a vintage mid-century twin headboard at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. It was only $15 and the frame was $20 – score! We got our boy sheets featuring his favorite animal, an elephant. I was tempted to put art up above his bed, but he has already proven that he’d be interested in playing with it. We left up the simple, lightweight art that was originally there.
We moved the nursery portion over to the newly-painted side. I found this very sweet painting of a bear for the little bear we are expecting. We didn’t change anything else, but it’s remarkable how a new coat of paint can make everything look new.
We are so excited for this new chapter in our lives. I can’t wait to see our big boy turn into the Best Bro Ever. If you are expecting big changes to your home, or just need to freshen things up, Take the guesswork and frustration out of coordinating colors in your home by using one of the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams new 2018 Color Collections of the Year.
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