The guest room has been one of my favorite rooms in our home ever since I added the panel molding during a previous One Room Challenge. When we found out we were expecting, the obvious move was to convert the guest room into the nursery. Truthfully, we didn’t think we were going to still be in this house for the first baby, so while I had to mourn the loss of our garden-themed guest room, I’m celebrating how calming and peaceful the baby’s nursery is. It’s still my favorite room in the house, and we can’t wait to welcome baby boy home soon to enjoy it.
For the nursery, I wanted to keep as many textiles from the guest room as possible. I loved our rug and the curtains, so was looking for a paint color that would amplify the soft greens in there.
Enter the first time I’ve ever liked a Farrow & Ball color on the walls. In my previous attempts at using Farrow & Ball in the house, I hate the flatness of the color and was ready to swear them off for good. I tested a few soft bluey greens from Sherwin Williams and Farrow & Ball and decided that Skylight was going to be the perfect color.
Except on my first coat of paint, the color looked so much darker, I panicked thinking I bought the wrong color of paint… it was not going to jive with the blue that I painted on our changing table. But turns out, it was the correct color and it really needed the second coat to appear as such.
And while I didn’t have a paint mixup on the walls, I did have a paint mixup on the changing table. During my second coat of paint, I accidentally painted the dresser with a more turquoise color instead of the slate blue I had picked from Sherwin Williams. Even covering it up with the correct color on top changed the color slightly more turquoise, but I’m embracing the accidental paint mixup and enjoying the final result of the custom punchy hue.
Finally, the furniture got assembled and placed in its proper spot. I found a second-hand Restoration Hardware glider on Facebook marketplace that one day I may find the time to get a slipcover made in a different fabric. Bought a new glider ottoman that I’ll eventually get recovered, and bought a brand new convertible crib for our little guy to get cozy in.
Decor-wise, we kept it simple with these adorable prints featuring the vintage cars our family has (a land rover, an old Ford truck, and a Cadillac Coupe Deville), thisgorgeous burl wood mirror and a mid-century style wooden floor lamp.
We don’t know how much longer we’ll be staying in our house, but I can’t wait to enjoy this space with our little boy when he’s here.
Paint Color – Skylight by Farrow & Ball
Curtains – Penelope in Sage via Pepper Home
Restoration Hardware glider (similar)
Crib Mattress (Crib mattress reviews here)
Changing Table (Restoration Hardware FBM find repainted in Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue)