Kids’ Room Preview and Fail

The kids are still sleeping in our room, but the painting on the bookshelf is done!

Here’s a preview of how things are shaping up:

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I successfully used wood filler for the first time EVER on this side. Since we are using the bottom two shelves as a bookshelf, I have no plans to move the shelves around in the future and I filled some of the holes so they wouldn’t be in sight.

So here they are:

LEFT: Top holes left open, bottom two rows filled, CORRECTLY

RIGHT: Bottom holes left open, top two rows filled, then top row dug out with a screwdriver


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Unless you like slanty shelves? Then it’s not a fail at all, really.  :)

Here are some other previews of changes I made in the room. I love the neutral-neutral-neutral-white-brown color scheme we had in there for a nursery, but with the kids getting bigger I’d like it to be more of a FUN, colorful room.

I don’t know what the sleeping arrangements will be once the new baby arrives, so I’m updating by bringing in pops of color, while still keeping the basics neutral just in case.

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Behold. I found my new favorite spray paint color. If you’re on our facebook page then this is old news to you and I already told you the name of this color. ;)

If you’re curious, click on over

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Oh I can’t wait for the reveal, I have more I’m looking forward to showing you!

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For more pictures of the kids’ room and the bookshelf while it was unpainted,
please visit this post. It’s one of my favorite projects! :)


  1. says

    I love that spray paint color! Where did you get the neutral rug I see peaking in, in that one picture? I'm looking for a rug for Andrew's rooom.

  2. Ann Marie | white house, black shutters says

    Thanks, Laura. That's a great way to describe it! :)Leigh – Thanks! It was actually a piece leftover when Doug's parents carpeted a room, and we trimmed it until it was square. I have seen remnants at Lowe's in the back of the flooring department. Maybe try looking there? I've been lucky with garage sales, but it's so hard to find a good, inexpensive rug!

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