We knew we would do something with a "beach" theme regardless if it was a boy or a girl because of our love for the ocean. We just had to wait and see if we were going to go with more of a fishing or tropical feel.
We painted with Valspar from Lowes. The bottom is "Skydive Blue". The dark stripe is "Splish, Splash" and the light stripe is "Little Boy Blue"
I started out with painting all of the walls the lightest color and then going back and marking where the chair rail was going to go with tape. Then I used a long level to plan the stripes that are 8 inches wide. I would start with a ruler and mark every eight inches then go back with the level to make a long vertical mark with a pencil. After that I went along and put a small piece of tape in every other stripe. After that, every box that had a piece of tape in it also got taped long ways inside. The boxes without any tape were the stripes that were painted the different color. After that I rolled the dark color stripe on and let it dry for about an hour before pulling the tape off.
Our crib and furniture is Shermag-Preston from Burlington Baby Depot.
We added "Baby Boy Sailor" crib bedding By Geenny.
The window valances came with the bedding set and I bought curtains at the local
store. I found the lamp at Target.
Wall decor came from various places. The "saltwater" fish sign and ship wheel came from a local store in Mexico Beach FLA. The Flippers belong to my Husband and were the back up set. The gaint fishing lure hanging about the Saltwater fish came from Jeykll ISL, GA Along with the fish puzzle sitting on the shelf.
The book case and corner shelf house all of his books and toys. The changing table holds the blankets and everything else is in the closet on a cart.
The painting took roughly 12 hours. I love painting so this really wasn't a big deal to me although it did get somewhat tiring towards the end. We also refinished the flooring which was somewhat difficult but ended up great, to me the hardest part was the trim. This really took a toll trying not to mess up the paint with drips!
I did all the painting and hanging stuff on the walls. My husband cut and hung the trim.
I love all of it! His room is so different than anyone that we know and being able to tell him the story behind all of the stuff on the walls will be great when he gets old enough.
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