As we seem to have made some forward momentum on the adoption front (SHE'S GOING TO THE DOCTOR! SHE'S GOING TO THE DOCTOR! SHE'S GOING TO THE DOCTOR!!!!! Can I get an "AMEN"?) my plan is to break out the "wallpaper remover bucket" as soon as I walk in the door tonight (right after I kiss my husband and remove everything pinchy from my outfit). It is time to attack the wallpaper in the nursery!
The "wallpaper remover bucket" contains 1. a giant yellow sponge 2. the "tiger claw" 3. the all-important scraper and 4. several bottles of "Dif". We have a proven method (perfected over the last 5 years) that involves all of these essential tools. Step One: score the wallpaper with the tiger claw; Step Two: spray on the Dif; Step Three: soak the giant yellow sponge in hot water; Step Four: press the sponge against the wall, allowing the steam to heat the glue under the wallpaper; Step Five: peel!
I have chosen a grey-ish blue color for the walls called "Ghost Ship" (not to be confused with this movie). I picked it to match this rug we found 4 months ago (notice all of the little birds and woodland creatures?) It's not blue because we know we're having a boy. It's blue because it goes with my calm color palette, and my nature-themed design concept.
My other idea (I just got this one last night): instead of purchasing $400 birch tree wallpaper or $90 wall clings, I am going to purchase a $6 roll of white contact paper and cut my own birch trees, then stick them to the wall. Like this:
It's just going to be one accent wall and I have decided I can do this. I have not tried it anywhere else in my house (or in my life) but in my mind, it's going to work. And it will be awesome - and cheap. But mostly awesome.
We have the crib:
We have the dresser:
Still REALLY want this glider, but searching like crazy to find it on sale somewhere:
Can you see it?