We didn’t find out the sex of our twins until they were born. I was convinced we were having boys and Jeremiah thought we were going to have a boy and a girl, so when it came time to plan our nursery, we went the gender-neutral route. It’s an adorable nursery and I love everything about it, but now that the girls have arrived I feel obliged to make a few girly additions to the space. I don’t want to put my babies in a corner. I hope they grow up to be strong, fearless, independent feminists, but that doesn’t mean they can’t wear ribbons while they jump in muddy puddles, right?
The two changes I made this past weekend were from existing elements. I’d always planned to overhaul the green table that sits between their cribs, namely because it had sat outdoors at our last house and was in desperate need of some love. So, when I spotted a new hot pink Valspar color sample while perusing Lowes one weekend, I had an epiphany! Hot pink side table? Um, yes please!
Since I was all set to paint the side table, I decided it was time to edit an old wood peg rail that I’d been gifted when I was a child. It was already pink, but had my name written on it and has seen better days. So, hot pink paint coverage was what the doctor ordered.
I didn’t bother sanding either piece. The table was fine after a little wipe down. The peg rail could have used a little sanding, but after 3 coats it’s passable for a quick upgrade.
I’m loving the new additions. The pink is just the thing the space needed and I love how accessible my girls headbands are now. Before they were shoved into a drawer, among other this and that’s, like bibs, hats and sunglasses. I still plan to add curtains and a footstool to the space, but who knows when that will happen…