Behind the Scenes of our Fisher Price Room to Bloom Baby Nursery

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Since we’re not going to find out the gender of our next little monkey until much later, I wanted to design a nursery that is gender neutral but still attractive. Using the Fisher Price Room to Bloom Tool I am able to choose a collection of Fisher Price Baby Gear and pick out the features of the room I’m looking to decorate. Features like wood flooring versus carpeting are available in different shades.

baby gear collection

From there you can see the different designs that could be used on your wall to decorate your new nursery!

Personally, I think the stripes are interesting, yet not too intimidating for a novice painter such as myself. Playing with the different color palette in each collection is fun! Some collections offer fun colors like “Parakeet” and “Charisma”, while other collections have more gentle hues called “Patience” and “Concord Buff”. I’ve had so much fun clicking around the different colors to see how some blues look with yellows and greens and oranges. The different combinations of colors and patterns are endless and you can definitely find something that suits you.

baby swing rocker and glider

To go with the newly painted nursery, I fell for the Coco Sorbet Fisher Price Baby Gear Collection .

In this collection there is a Fisher-Price Coco Sorbet Soothing Motions Glider, Fisher-Price Coco Sorbet Comfy Time Bouncer, and the Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Swing and Rocker. I think these products will come to great use when our baby gets here and I love that the colors are easy on the eyes, will match the nursery, and have the great Fisher Price reputation and quality.

wall paintI set off to my local Sherwin Williams store to get the paint and supplies needed to achieve our nursery look. I was staring at one wall of different paints and quickly found that I was not familiar with terms like Satin, semi-gloss, Emerald, or primer.

My husband tried to help me but it was one of those times where he didn’t want to be the one to make the decision. After speaking with the staff, I decided on our paints and they helped me calculate how much we’d need to paint the room. 

After purchasing everything that was needed, we proceeded to move most of the items out of the nursery and began to paint.

paint on the wall

We started with the first coat of white paint and honestly, it looked terrible! I messaged my friend asking for advice and she assured me it would need two coats. After a few hours of hard work and a second coat of paint, the room had the crisp “Extra White” I’d chosen.

stripes on wall

My husband wanted to make sure we planned out the stripes just right; so he calculated how many stripes, how far apart, and how wide they needed to be. Then we brought out the painting tape! Eight foot tall straight lines can be tricky so we used pencil and a laser level to make some guidelines.

painted stripes
Because of the colors that were used to tint the paint I had chosen, “Colony Buff”, the paint contained VOCs which can be bad for my unborn baby. My husband gladly painted on the stripes for me and he did a wonderful job. I’m so happy with how it looks!

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118 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of our Fisher Price Room to Bloom Baby Nursery

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  • August 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm
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    That sounds like a great tool.... I'd liketo try it out. Reply
  • August 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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    I love how easy the program is to use. I also love how there are so many wall choices. I love the diamonds Reply
  • August 23, 2012 at 10:49 am
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    Too bad you couldn't get a no-VoC paint. :( But at least it got you out of painting!! :) :) Reply
  • August 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm
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    Sounds like fun... I live in someone else's house so I can't paint or anything like that, so I would love this tool to just dream! :P Reply
  • August 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm
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    After reading your blog and looking at the website, I've decided to go with pink and brown box design =) Thank you for the inspiration to decorate the nursery room. Reply
  • August 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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    I was wondering how long it took you to do the stripes. I mean to tape off etc. My dh thinks it would take to long :) Reply
  • August 22, 2012 at 10:00 am
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    I'm watching for the Big Reveal! I love a good Before & After. Reply
  • August 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm
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    finally got a chance to check out that website. Thank you so much for the helpful tip. Reply
  • August 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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    I really love the colors you chose! :) Reply
  • August 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm
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    I have to say we love Fisher Price for their quality! We have a bouncy seat they make and love it. I am anxious to use this program with our next baby Reply
  • August 21, 2012 at 11:34 am
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    Wow! You guys really worked hard on that paint job. Your baby is going to have a beautiful nursery! Reply
  • August 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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    How far apart did you put the stripes? Reply
  • August 20, 2012 at 11:01 am
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    is shopping at Sherwin Williams more expensive compared to a home depot or lowes? Reply
  • August 20, 2012 at 10:24 am
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    This is adorable, the my little snugabunny collection looks very cute also :) Thanks for sharing!! Reply
  • August 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm
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    Is the nursery finished yet? I am dying to see how everything came out!!! Reply
  • August 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm
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    Still trying to decide what color to go with...What color did you use on the stripes? Reply
  • August 19, 2012 at 11:38 am
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    I think it looks great! Reply
  • August 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm
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    wish i could paint in my home but I'm renting :(. Reply
  • August 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    What a cool tool. Your husband did a good job. Reply
  • August 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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    LOVE the stripes. I was not that ambitious and just went with white walls because we were adding so much color. Roxanne recently posted..Hungry Like The Wolf Reply
  • August 18, 2012 at 12:41 am
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    This has definitely inspired me to possibly do a mural for our next baby Reply
  • August 18, 2012 at 12:32 am
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    The walls turned out very well. Call me bland, but I didn't do any painting or spend any time envisioning the baby room. I'm looking forward to the tiny person soon to come, not the consumerism that goes along with the little one. Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm
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    LOL, it has been years since I have prepared a nursery. Enjoy Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm
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    I like light pink and dark pink stripes with a white picket fence for a girl! Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm
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    I love how you can also choose what flooring since that is a major factor in picking the colors Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm
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    I didn't even know that fisher price has that feature! that's definitely helpful. totally love that neutral stripe design. Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm
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    I really like the stripes. You did a great job!! Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm
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    you are awesome for painting the room before the baby came.....it looks very similar to what we did with our entire house before we had our first little one! Reply
  • August 17, 2012 at 8:42 am
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    I would love to see the rest of the collections and what they would look like since yours turned out so amazing!! Reply
  • August 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm
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    I LOVE the stripes! We have the Luv U Zoo collection from Fisher Price. :) Reply
  • August 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm
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    I wish they had a tool like this for older children's rooms. That would be so nice. I have a hard time visualizing and this would be so handy Reply
  • August 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm
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    It looks like you had another little helper too :) Love the hair shot Reply
  • August 15, 2012 at 6:25 am
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    I like striped walls. In my son's bedroom I did stripes using the same color, one a flat paint and one semi-gloss. One wouldn't think it would show very well but it does. It has a great contrast and looks awesome! Reply
  • August 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm
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    Looks great. I'm too scared to try any fancy painting with stripes, feel like it would end in disaster. Reply
  • August 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm
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    I love the names that go along with the collections! Reply
  • August 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm
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    the stripes came out great!!! it is also great that it is a neutral color and you won't have to paint over that hard work in a few years! Reply
  • August 14, 2012 at 12:45 am
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    If I wasn't renting I would love to try to do the stripes they are so simple yet look so great in the room. Also, its not really something the child will grow out of. By the way, you are just a few weeks behind me :) I am due with DD #2 in October! Reply
  • August 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm
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    I love the stripes! Reply
  • August 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm
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    Hahah I also love your son's little hair sticking up haha Reply
  • August 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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    I can't wait to see it all put together!! Reply
  • August 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm
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    Not sure I have the patience to do all of that tape. I have a hard time just trimming the door and window frames when I paint lol Reply
  • August 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm
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    I had never heard of this tool before. I think I might actually try to take this on for our next one :) Reply
  • August 11, 2012 at 9:09 am
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    My husband is a manager at Sherwin Williams here locally and when we were pregnant with my daughter he used this tool and color scheme to do the stripes in my daughters room. The colors are so pretty I love them! Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm
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    We haven't painted the kids room because we rent and I don't want to put the time/money into it if we'll just have to repaint it to neutral before we move. Can't wait to own a home or at least rent long enough to make painting worth it. It adds a lot to the room. Love the stripes! Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm
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    Stripes looks gorgeous! Hard work paid off. Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm
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    I had not thought of doing them halfway up but that would be cute too Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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    What a beautiful nursery! Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 10:20 am
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    I have decided that I absolutely have to try this when we get to our new apartment! Thank you for sharing! :) Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 8:45 am
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    Your husband's got quite a mind for details! Reply
  • August 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm
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    Sherwin Williams has great paints. The color you choose is a great natural color. The room came out very nice. Blessings on your baby :D Reply
  • August 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm
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    I can't wait to see the finished product! :) Reply
  • August 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    That is a LOT of painters tape :) One thing I hate about painting is all that tape used and thrown away so quickly... it adds up fast! BUT so thankful it exists, because I sure can't cut into the ceiling or along trim at all haha :) Reply
  • August 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm
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    So out of curiousity, are you finding out before the baby is born or are you waiting until the baby is born? So cute Reply
  • August 9, 2012 at 9:00 am
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    I love redo the kids rooms. My son has blue stripes on one wall and I am currently painting the girl's room. It has a whimsical tree right now. Next I am painting clouds on the ceiling, then monkeys!! Great blog post! Reply
  • August 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm
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    What a great husband!!! This is definitely a great resource, but not sure I could talk my hubby into stripes even though I love them Reply
  • August 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm
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    I think the room looks great!! Reply
  • August 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm
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    I love the softness of the cream color and the new design studio from Fisher Price is really fun to play with! Reply
  • August 8, 2012 at 9:33 am
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    Cute idea! I love that design website too! Reply
  • August 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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    I like the stripes and I like it that it is a neutral color. I always went with a solid color for my kids, but this way it doesn't look plain. Reply
  • August 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm
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    What a fantastic transformation! It looks wonderful Reply
  • August 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm
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    Adorable! Love the stripes. It looks so welcoming and could easily go boy or girl. Reply
  • August 7, 2012 at 11:38 am
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    Were you worried about the paint bleeding through at all? That's what's keeping me from doing stripes. Maybe I'll just go crazy and do argyle! Reply
  • August 7, 2012 at 11:32 am
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    I am not very good at visualizing projects. This tool would be great for me. Love the stripes in your room. Can't wait to see it finished. Reply
  • August 7, 2012 at 2:27 am
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    Those stripes look awesome, I wish I had the patience! Reply
  • August 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm
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    I would never have patience to do stripes, looks like it turned out great. Reply
  • August 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm
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    Looks so professional - great project!! Reply
  • August 6, 2012 at 12:19 am
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    I am always afraid when I do stripes that the paint would bleed through the tape. Yours looks great Reply
  • August 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm
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    Go hubby for calculating those stripes out just right... it paid off bigtime!!!!! They look awesome, very professional :) Reply
  • August 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm
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    i love the stripes and te color combination- Reply
  • August 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm
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    Great job with the pre-planning of the stripe placement! I would have done the same thing. :) Reply
  • August 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm
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    I tried the room to bloom tool and I couldn't get it to do stripes. I keep imagining how cute it would be to use starch to put some fabric on the walls in my kids' rooms to brighten it up. Rental white just lacks a certain element of excitement! Reply
  • August 5, 2012 at 11:16 am
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    That's really interesting doing it on your computer like that before you actually buy the paint. The stripes look awesome!! Reply
  • August 5, 2012 at 10:11 am
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    i never knew about this. I wonder if it allows you to mix in a nursery with a older childs room on into the parents room Reply
  • August 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm
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    The stripes are so adorable.... well done! I may just have to steal the idea haha Reply
  • August 4, 2012 at 10:12 am
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    Love the stripes! Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm
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    nice paint job. i really like the color Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm
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    I love that you can theme the entire room through the website Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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    Love it! And I love that you are waiting to find out if you are having a boy or girl. My husband and I also decided to wait to find out if we were having a boy or girl. We picked out a pretty green color that I love that works well for both boys and girls. I like the idea of 'gender neutral' - once our daughter was born we were suddenly flooded with pink gifts from well-meaning family and friends, but I often buy items from the boys section for her because I just like them better. There is no reason why a little girl can't wear a dino t-shirt! Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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    That's a really neat tool! I never knew about it, but it would have been helpful a few months ago when I was planning my little one's nursery! Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 8:56 am
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    What an awesome tool! Wish my husband and I used this for our sons nursery...it was more than a month long project...we did stripes (pale yellow & green), solid pale green on bottom, with a jungle print border seperating the top and bottom. AlannaB recently posted..Let Love Nourish - Breast Freeding Awareness Month Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 8:46 am
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    Wow, I love how you can theme an entire room this way! Reply
  • August 3, 2012 at 1:00 am
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    I like it! WTG hubby for doing the painting! ;-) We all know that you chose that color on purpose so you wouldn't have to help! LOL Don't worry your secret is safe with us! :-) Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 10:27 am
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      Oh it's not just that color! When the white paint is tinted VOCs are added. I painted the white! =) Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm
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    Love how the stripes turned out! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm
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    I can't wait to see the final reveal! Y'all did a great job with those stripes. Vertical stripes are so hard to get right, but yours look awesome! Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:10 am
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      Thanks! I definitely recommend the laser level and a patient partner with some good painters tape! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm
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    how amazingly fun to design and create! i think the stripes look awesome and will grow with your little one more easily than a straight up nursery theme. love it! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm
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    Those stripes are to cute. We didn't find out with any of our babies and it is so fun being surprised Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm
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    That is great that you striped your nursery walls! We just bought a first home two weeks ago and did the same thing in our living room, only we used very bold flat blue paint and striped it with the same color blue, just in high gloss finish. It turned out fabulous!! So did your nursery stripes! I look forward to seeing what else you choose to put in there (and what you're having!) Sara Pearsall recently posted..To sun or not to sun Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:11 am
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      Oooh! I just recently saw that idea somewhere before! I would love to try it, too! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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    Painting can be much more difficult than it looks. I'm impressed with the stripes but know that is nothing I could accomplish (without a professional). The Colony Buff is a nice color, very warm and inviting. Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:09 am
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      I picked the stripes because on the Room to Bloom tool it looked to be the least intimidating pattern! It wasn't all that bad with my husband's help. I like how the Colony Buff color came out, too! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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    I really love the stripes! The colors you chose make the room soothing. I am treasuring baby #7 and have yet to decorate a nursery. Perhaps some day when I'm a grandmother. Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:13 am
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      Thanks! Nurseries are fun, but I enjoy redecorating any room! Congrats on #7!! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 10:40 am
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    I LOVE the stripes! I want some for my sons room. Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 10:37 am
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    Love how the stripes turned out, your hubby's extra work in calculating how many and how far apart paid off, they look awesome!!! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 9:17 am
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    This tool is too cool! I'm a very visual person so getting to play around with the colors and designs is perfect for me. Thanks for the recommendation! Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:22 am
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      There are some good design ideas there! I love all the colors, too! Reply
  • August 2, 2012 at 7:53 am
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    Wish I had the patience for the stripes! But they look great! Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:15 am
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      Our textured ceiling made it impossible to tape so my hubs had to be very careful getting the top of the wall with a brush. We both did our fair share of complaining and unsticking and re-sticking the tape on the walls and trim though! Reply
  • August 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm
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    Looks like you're doing a great job! Reply
  • August 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm
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    I think the stripes look wonderful. I have thought of doing horizontal stripes in my sons room but have never taken the time or patience to try it :) Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:16 am
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      Whew! I think that would be harder! At least I got to sit on the floor with the laser level while my husband did the taping! Thank you, we like it, too! Reply
  • August 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm
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    I wish I had my own home so I could get creative with the painting like this! Reply
  • August 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm
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    This is a great tool! I will use it in a year when the twin babies move out of our room! Reply
  • August 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm
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    i always wanted to do stripes but never had the patience to tape everything off and make sure it was all straight. yours turned out great! Reply
    • August 3, 2012 at 12:20 am
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      Ooh, I hadn't thought of that! I was just picking from the Room to Bloom tool. =) Reply

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