It’s finally here. We are finally ready to talk about the nursery. Were you waiting in eager anticipation for the last 3 months? No? You forgot that we blogged? Well, that wasn’t very nice of you to say.
Anyways, we’re going to start talking about some parts of the nursery first, and eventually getting around to showing the whole room finished. Backwards? Yes. But we decided to not wait until the room is completely styled and photographed to start putting this stuff out there.
So… Blinds. When we moved into the house we immediately needed to keep the neighbors from seeing all the shady stuff that we do, so we put up temporary paper blinds. The longest ones we could find at Home Depot weren’t long enough for our windows, so we ended up connecting two on each window (pretty much the classiest look in existence).
Then 2 things happened. I looked at the color of the black paper blinds and thought to myself “Besides for being 2 blinds glued together, black looks pretty nice.” The second was, I was trying to convince Amber that we needed to take a trip to Providence, RI. One major selling point was staying at the Dean Hotel. When I was showing her the pictures, I noted that they had some pretty sexy black blinds with contrasting off white tape.
If you remember, we have a whole white-wall-black-door thing going on. So it’s not like the scheme was out of left field, just black blinds seemed a bit off the wall when I first pitched it. But the Dean Hotel validated the idea and gave us the cool plan to add some taping to it.
So we ordered some 2in. Designer Basswood wood blinds from selectblinds.com in Ebony with White Duck Canvas Tape. Though the photos aren’t great, they were exactly what we were looking for. Also, they were custom orders and somehow got to our house in about a day and a half. Not a sponsored plug, just noting that they turned those suckers around in a hurry.
(Side note: photographing blinds is close to the most difficult thing in the world. What sorcery must one possess to make the photos look good? Other bloggers holla at me.)
Also, yes I drive a Prius. How else would one ‘ride dirty’?
Here they are, one opened and one closed.
So that’s the first part of the nursery that we can show, it’s not much… but it’s something. Hopefully we’ll get to the really good stuff this week. I promise not all the other posts will be this boring.