On a more productive note, we got our cute crib painted! (Among many other secret things that I will show you later.) I bought it off of Craigslist in Denver (which is one reason why my parents made the trip) for $40!! Yeah yeah!
It is SO perfect. I wanted something with simple lines....classic looking, not too bulky. When I came across this baby, I knew it was THE ONE. So here is what is looked like before:
And here is what it looked like after a couple of coats of paint!
Oh MAN, I just love it so much. We foam rolled the whole thing with a quart of Valspar's "Gray Silt". It's got a bit of green in it which I absolutely love and matches the fabrics that we special ordered perfectly (hint hint).
Now the only thing we need to do is replace the black plastic wheels with some antique brass ones. Or something similar.....I haven't decided yet. Oh, and we may have to take the whole thing apart to fit it in the nursery door....HA, whoops :).
Have a happy Monday and a great week. Remember to give your parents a hug if you live close, please!
EDIT: I got a couple of questions from you lovely ladies regarding how we went about painting the crib. My bad for not explaining earlier! I actually didn't sand it at all before painting (mostly because I'm la-zy), and we bought the paint (Valspar Gray Silt) with the primer already mixed in, so we skipped the priming as well. (I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed for being such a slacker.) Aaaaaand, foam rollers are your best friend when painting furniture like this--small for those hard to reach places and no brush strokes! Heck. Yeah. Two coats of paint and it looks great and seems to be holding up really well!