So, I have this friend. She's having a baby today. Possibly even.as.we.speak.
And she wanted this:
as her baby girl's nursery. Aw. . . ca-ute!!
So one day, couple weeks, ago, we got together and talked shop. You know, the ease and costs of beadboard vs. board and batten, crown, built-ins, alllll the good stuff.
And I think we both sat back and were blown away by the costs of just one wall of treatments. ($30 per wall for beadboard? $30 per wall for moderately sized crown? What is this world coming to??)
And so we decided on a sensible plan. Yes, friends-- we went my favorite plywood route again. But you probably knew that, due to all the junk inside my trunk.
And behold the room before!
The color they chose is so fab-- it's this deep blue-ish purple.
Oh crap-- I shoulda taken a picture of this friend's hair-- it is amazing. There are no words. It is like spun gold. If you could cut her hair and glue it on your own head, you would. (Heather: watch your back.)
But back to the room. We got to work, and a few hours later, we had this:
annnnnd I told her it would take me an hour, instead of 3 and 1/2. And it would have, had every single piece I cut not been too long. Now, I know I know-- better long than short, right? But I coulda had this up lickity split had everything been right on.
So? Wanna see their room all done? Do ya? DO YA?
I love it! So sweet. Didn't they do awesome?
Love the sonogram pics on the magnet board! Oh my gosh-- don't look-- you can see my reflection in the vase and I'm naked!
You think I would have learned from the ebay teapot dude.
Made ya look. Why would I be nude in someone else's house? That only happened that once but that was it.
The framed "K" is my very favorite touch. Great job, guys. Clearly I had difficulty snapping a pic near the window. Judge me.
So, they took all their baby furniture they already had and had it sprayed black professionally-- it looks totally awesome, and brand new.
Kay so-- guess how much the board and batten was? $13 for the plywood. A little bit more for the chair rail, of course-- but HELLO the point here is $13 for the plywood!
Can't beat that with a stick.