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Rustic, Tribal Nursery- Sneak Peek

Rustic, Tribal Nursery- Sneak Peek

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So it seems like this rustic, tribal nursery undertaking has been the most drawn-out project ever. Between our popcorn ceiling removal fiasco (which took us about 2-3 weeks to remove all signs of texture on the ceiling), and everyone in the family coming down with some sort of sickness, it has taken us forever to complete our second son’s nursery (who is due in less than two months).

rustic tribal nursery for boy

To say I have had a rough week would be putting it lightly. Thursday night, I got extremely ill with a mean stomach bug and had to go to the hospital for dehydration. Being so far along in my pregnancy and violently ill was a combination for complete and utter misery, but thanks to some IV treatment of fluids and Phenergan, I am feeling like an actual human being again and back to making progress with the nursery.

So please forgive me if you think I have been slacking. I thought I should give you guys a little sneak peek and update of our progress.

Here is a before shot of the room…


To start, my husband scraped the popcorn ceilings. Unfortunately, who ever did the original sheet-rocking job on the ceiling really half-a$$ed the patching. So, needless to say, there was a lot of mudding and sanding and repairing the ceiling. This was the most time consuming part of the renovation. Did I mention it was also a huge dusty, yucky mess?  I am still vacuuming up popcorn remnants and sheetrock dust.

Once the ceilings were patched, we painted the ceiling in an ultra-white ceiling paint.

In terms of the design direction, I came across this tapestry from Target and was inspired.

gray rustic tribal nursery for boy

I decided I wanted to do a tribal/ boho take on the typical  rustic, masculine nursery design. For the wall paint, we went with Benjamin Moore’s infamous “Revere Pewter” in eggshell. I just had to see what all of the fuss was about as I know this is a favorite of many of you in “Pinterest-land”.

I must say I am very pleased with the color. It is a beautiful fusion of grey and beige. It looks so much better than the tan shade of paint that used to adorn the walls.

After painting the walls, I spent an entire day painting the doors and trim white. The color before was some nasty-a$$, dingy color by the name of “Cinnamon Roll”. Why the hell anyone would want their trim to look like some dirty brown mess is beyond me.

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See the difference between the trim that I painted white and the color of the doors? Why?!! Unfortunately the trim and doors are painted this color through out our entire house and I have been slowly working to cover this dingy disgrace.

And here is a sneak peek of what the nursery looks like now.

rustic tribal nursery for boy

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Keep in mind, it is not finished…. this is just a sneak peek. I have ordered some furniture and am waiting for it to come in. Once the furniture comes in, I will simply need to make the final adjustments and touches.

Be sure to check back in about a week to see the finished product. Hopefully we can all stay healthy until then.

Now get out there and design some good vibes!

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Bridgett Farner

Thursday 11th of February 2016

Beautiful nursery Erica! Such sa great vision . Love you♡♡

Designing Vibes

Thursday 11th of February 2016

Thank you so much, Bridgett! Love you!

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