Nursery Diaries: Part 2

I hope you had a great labor-free Labor Day weekend!  Ours kicked off with a fun football-watching-get-together with friends.  We are a bunch of University of Iowa alums transplanted to Colorado & we watched the Hawkeyes ass-whoop Tennessee Tech --> sorry, I don't know who their mascot is because, up until Saturday, I didn't know Tennessee Tech even existed. 

When I started to write this nursery update, I didn't foresee using "ass-whoop" in the post but hey, never give up hope.  I'm an embarassment to the Peanut already.

Speaking of the Peanut, progress has been made in her room.  Mr. FC finished the painting, caulking, refinishing a few weeks ago.  The walls (formerly a dark grey) got a fresh coat of primer & Benjamin Moore's Grant Beige (color matched in Sherwin Williams Harmony No VOC paint; we took advantage of their paint sale recently). 

Grant Beige is truly a gorgeous neutral color. It's a cool beige that leans towards a subtle grey-green undertone. Maybe it's because we chose an eggshell finish, but the color in real life has this lovely luminosity to it.

The doors were already pre-primed so they just got 2 coats of semi-gloss Benjamin Moore's White Dove. We always have a bucket of this paint on hand because it's my go-to white paint; it's a soft yet crisp white that's not too stark on the eyeballs.


Mr. FC sanded, filled nailholes, painted, & caulked the baseboards.
He also switched out all the old outlets to child-safe ones.


On Friday, Mr. FC assembled the Jenny Lind DaVinci crib, which was purchased from here (along with the toddler bed conversion rail).  After much research, I found that they have the best price, free shipping, & delivery was hassle-free.  This crib has got to be the easiest crib to assemble in the history of the earth.  It's very sturdy. WE LOVE IT!
Beer in hand, look of mingled fatherly excitement/apprehension on face...........ready to assemble the crib.

On Sunday, I tackled the blooming branch wall decal (this is the one I purchased). I must have picked the most intricate wall decal ever. The branch had to be applied in three parts & each blossom, petal, bird had to be applied indi-freaking-vidually. I'm very Type A when it comes to this sort of thing, so of course I had to tweak the decal to make sure the branch parts lined up seamlessly & the blossoms looked "natural" in their placement. It took a few hours but I had an absolute blast doing it. Decor dork, party of one..............

I'm kicking myself for not taking pics of each phase so you can see how this blooming branch came to life.
Oh well, here's how it looks:

I didn't want blossom overload, so I applied them sparingly (there's still a third of the blossoms left unused).

 We have textured walls so it took a little effort but the decal adhered just fine.  If anything, the bumps/ridges give the branch/birds some "life".  Mr. FC requested that he get to apply the gold birds because apparently birds are his thing. Who am I to deny a man his delicate gold sparrows?


There's more nursery stuff to share, but I've rambled on long enough. 
More to come soon, thanks for following along!
{ To start at the beginning, read Nursery Diaries: Part 1 }