Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Project for Baby Benedetti

I think that anyone who's been reading this knows our big news by now...if should get with it as Baby Benedetti is already halfway cooked! :P

Check out our first clothing gift! Is that not the cutest, tiniest little onesie ever? Thanks Aunt Rebecca? or will it be Aunt Becs? or????

And our second clothing gift... Aunt Rebecca's response to this gift: "That's nice and all but too bad you'll have to toss it after the baby receives some awesome Cubs apparel."


Anyhow...back to the project I mentioned...I had an unexpected day off last Friday. First day off all summer. I desperately needed a mental health day and thankfully it was given to me without my asking!

Rather than sit on my bum and do nothing I decided to make it a super productive day! I got up early, went to two classes at the gym, got myself some paint for a little project, a Starbucks treat, and went home to get things done!

We've had this extra dresser sitting around thanks to Mom and Dad B! It has been waiting for some attention for about a year now. We always knew it would be the baby's dresser, but we weren't quite sure what we would do with it (paint wise that is.)

I've known for several months now that I wanted to do the baby's room in grey, white, and yellow. We've decided that we aren't going to find out if we're having a boy or girl, and I've seen lots of pictures of grey and white nurseries recently that I loved. Side Note: I don't really understand the whole "nursery" thing. It's a baby's room! or kids's room! But, I'll conform for now and call it the nursery! So my big plan was to paint the wall grey with white trim, and yellow accents in the room. Since we were gifted a white crib (which we may not use--more on that later) I decided to go BOLD or go home-with the dresser that is. Why not paint it a nice bright sunny yellow! As many of you may already know, I have a slight fear of color! Call it a Kogan trait--what can I say, I love earth tones!

Anyhow I decided to just go for it!

I removed the hardware, cleaned the dresser, and filled all the holes.

I had to fill and sand everything a couple times. Not sure why, but it needed it. Then I primed the sucker. Too bad I forgot to take pictures of that step! was time for the sunny yellow.
Here it is!

And here it is with a grey sample I picked up for the walls:

And here's what I did next:


Pout. Yes, that's what I did. I hated it! Couldn't stand it. It's too bright! I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone and I fell hard. Alright, perhaps I'm exaggerating a tad... Perhaps! First I thought I'd just pick a more pale yellow and redo it. Then I read a couple articles saying how bright colors can negatively effect a baby's sleep and general comfort level. GREAT-THAT'S JUST WHAT WE NEED! Scrap that plan! The first of many mom-failures. hahaha

Before I could get too upset about it, I just went ahead and re-primed the whole thing! Sigh.

Let's just say...we're back to square one! But I have a new plan...
More on that to come!


  1. Hehe awh. Definitely not a failure...just a minor bump in the road. :) Looking forward to seeing the paint color you decide on!

  2. Ah, damnit! I liked the yellow! You are too funny ;)