We had quite a lot of work to do to get the baby’s room ready. First came a week of stripping wallpaper (such a horrible job!) which unfortunately resulted in big patches of the plaster coming away on one wall and one side of the window. Luckily Sam is great with DIY and plastering so he then had to spend some time plastering and sanding down the worst parts of the room before we could think about starting to paint.
It took two coats of white emulsion first before we could start with our chosen colour. As we decided not to find out whether we were having a girl or a boy I had a look on Pinterest for some neutral nursery decoration ideas. Take a look at my “Mini Lawley” baby board here to see the images I loved – all grey, yellow and white. So we chose a light grey for the walls with a white ceiling and skirting boards. We will use yellow in the decorations and when we paint the furniture.
It took a long time but it felt really good to finally have the room finished off – I helped with stripping the wallpaper and painting the walls a little but Sam can take the credit for most of the work. I’m lucky to have such a handy husband who is a dab hand with a roller and paintbrush!
I’d like to paint white stars on the wall behind where the cot and bed will eventually go so hopefully we can do that in the next couple of months.