I never expected to marry a man who had opinions about how I decorate. The good thing is, Kyle has good taste and we generally agree on what we like (and if we don't, I do what I like and Kyle usually comes on board later) :) So I was especially excited that we both loved the look of an all-white nursery.
These nurseries were our inspiration for re-doing our nursery. We are going for a mostly all white look, but with some color here and there. I just love how clean and peaceful they look.
We ordered this crib way back in December and it finally came! We both loved the Jenny Lind style and it proved harder to find than we thought. Everywhere we went it was sold out or had been discontinued. We finally snagged it on JCPenny.com, although now I can't even find it there. Kyle painted the once bright pink/purple nursery a white-gray and added some Boise State baby clothes to the crib so they could get acclimated.
And then one day I finally got ambitious and attacked this $10 chandelier I found at a garage sale last year. Kyle was hesitant to remove the existing ceiling fan in the nursery, so I took it down by myself one day while he was gone :) This is the chandelier before I painted it white, but after I had removed all of the beading. And believe me, there was A LOT of beading....
Here she is in a new coat of white! I re-strung all the beads and while it was painstakingly ridiculous, I think it was worth it. But believe me, I had many thoughts of just leaving the beads on there and painting it all white. I'm so glad I didn't though, I love that they are still clear.
I'm getting really pretty handy with electrical wiring these days, if I do say so myself. The hardest part was getting the ceiling fan down. Alone. Without a ladder. When the chandelier was all finished, we hung it up (in the dark. with a flashlight) and ta-da! It didn't work. I was so deflated, it took a few days before I was ready to try again. It turned out that the wire nuts had come off while we were shoving the wiring back in the ceiling. The second time around however, she worked like a charm.
And I have to say, as disappointed as Kyle was that I took down the ceiling fan, he really, really loves the chandelier now. It's so nice to agree on things :)