Paint colors and quilts

I know you have been waiting impatiently (since yesterday) for the paint choices for the nursery. Have no fear, friends. This important piece of nursery progress puzzle is here today.

I originally painted the room Sherwin Williams Ellie Gray. But because the room doesn’t get much natural light, I have always thought it was too dark and cave-like. Since we’re changing the room up for our baby boy – paired with the fact that my mother-in-law offered to paint for me – we can finally change the color.

The colors I narrowed it down to – top: MS Sharkey Grey; bottom: Behr Potter’s Clay.

Yep – they are pretty much the same. Which I found out once I opened both samples and forgot which lid was which.  And that makes it pretty difficult to actually CHOOSE a color.

I think I figured it out. Okay, Ryan figured it out. And I think I’m going to go with the Sharkey Grey. Or Potter’s Clay. Whatever it is. It should really brighten up the room.


  1. says

    I like the star one and the one with the teals and blues. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that baby will be sleeping soundly.
    Enjoy every moment!

  2. says

    As a University of Alabama fan, I thoroughly support your Houndstooth choice! Baby W is going to have a chic, cozy and handsome nursery! Can’t wait to watch the progress going forward!

    <3 A

  3. says

    I’m loving the gray! You have such nice taste–I love the simple, classic style you’re going for. I don’t like “froofy” nurseries, even for girls and DEFINITELY not for baby boys. And some ladies go too far and try to make boys’ rooms all ultra-manly and tough-looking . . . I don’t know, I just like your style. Timeless! And baby quilts are one of my favorite things in the world–I love all your options and I sincerely hope you make all 6 😉

  4. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic says

    Love the paint color choices! It’s going to brighten up the room for sure!

    Seriously in love with the houndstooth and the zig zag quilt. I might just have to make one. Another place for awesome quilts (if you don’t know) is She has a ton of quilt designs and patterns for free.

  5. says

    You’ll have all 6 of them whipped up before the week-end is over. I can feel it.

    I totally don’t know where this week went because I just realized that you and I were going to meet for supper. Let me know about next week. This week turned crazy. Except for tonight. I’m just lazy. 😛

  6. Nicole @My Thrafty Life says

    Gosh I love quilts so much. I still sleep with the one my grandmother made for me as a little girl. I love all those patterns, I can’t wait to see what you make!


  7. says

    Ahh, love the paint, it’s totally going to brighten the space. And I adore the quilt options. I mean, I knew I would, but wow. So beautiful.

  8. says

    You know I’m a big fan of a gray nursery! And I love the houndstooth quilt. I have no doubt that you will be more productive than I was and actually finish the quilt before the baby’s 9-month birthday! Hope you’re feeling great!

  9. says

    Oh my GOD those quilts are just…so amazing I don’t even have words. I can’t even begin to imagine being talented enough to make one of those. You blow me AWAY with your skills, lady.

  10. Lauren says

    I love the paint color you picked. And I LOVE the houndstooth quilt! I can’t wait to see nursery progress.. especially now that you have the crib!

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