I grew up as a total cheapo. My family made fun of me for everywhere we went I always claimed that I “forgot my wallet.” I’m sure this has some crumb of truth in it, but I won’t give them that satisfaction to fully admit to it right now haha. Now that we bring in steady paychecks and can live comfortably, and aren’t struggling, broke college kids, we’ve definitely loosened up on our spending habits. At heart though, I’m still a cheapo. I had a lot of ideas for the nursery, that big box stores don’t typically sell. They’re more the types of decor that you find on Etsy. As much as I appreciate supporting someone to do that type of work, some of the prices are crazy. So I researched and pretty much decided that I would do them all myself.
With all of the ideas together on my idea board, we got to work. First off, we got started on the planked/shiplap wall because we knew it would probably make a big mess in the room. I think we’ll probably write a whole post on this wall, so for now, we won’t get into any details.
I sent this picture to my in laws to show them the nursery progress we were making, and they told us we should just keep the wood grain. I think its a generational thing? Older generations want to keep the grain to show the quality, whereas we just want to paint everything. I had that conversation with my mom once. I’m just generally not a big fan of wood grain unless its on the floors or furniture. What do you think?