Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Love color!!! Bright and Bold color.... this is one of the things I liked about the nursery set that I picked. Tate's Kingdom faces sunny South out over the back yard. It is a small room with a large sunny window..... I really wanted to do a PERIWINKLE BLUE on the walls but periwinkle blue has such variances that I opted for another color. Benjamin Moore is a life saver if you want to experiment with color. You can purchase for $3.99 these 18 x 18 square paint samples or buy a small container and paint your own sample on the wall. I have experimented tons with colors for this project. I have taken the comforter and samples to others for opinions. I have taped each sample on the wall so I could see how the light played off of it during the moods of the sun throughout the day and artificial lighting at night. I have come up with these two choices.... and the winner is the darker color!!! I know that it seems real bold and bright for painting a small room, however there are still more plans for these walls..... Pending my limited budget and my willingness to work hard.


This is the bedding set that I picked for Tate's nursery. This a Pottery Barn Kid's set that I got off of E Bay last summer just as I was starting the paper chase. I love color... bright pink, periwinkle blue, lime green, mauve matched with high gloss crisp white.... This set has bumper pads like the comforter above, with a pink gingham dust ruffle. I plan on sewing a mauve or lime green second longer bottom layer dust ruffle to extend the coverage for unseen storage use since the room is so small.The set also has one floral and one pink gingham fitted sheet.

Saturday, January 21, 2006


In the beginning there is a room.... not just an ordinary room but THE DESIGNATED SPECIAL ROOM that will become "THE NURSERY".... AND TATE'S KINGDOM. This room is in the beginning stages.... it is the office and guest room. Stage one will be to figure where to put all this junk.....