With just a few weeks to spare (baby's due April 17th) I finish painting the walls and the crib. I was lazy this time and didn't do a good job chronicling my work so I had to dig up an old 'before' photo. It's dark, but you can see that the walls were green and the crib was birch wood color.
I used a different brand of paint this time, Duration Home by Sherwin Williams. It didn't cover that well and took a lot more strokes, but the earth-friendliness of the paint made it all worthwhile. There's significantly less paint odor too.
And then there's the crib. I was really skeptical about painting the crib white because I knew I would not be able to get it as smooth as any white furniture that you'd
buy at a store. After sanding the crib, priming it, and putting on the first coat, sure enough the paint had a very coarse finish. Turns out that there's this superfine sandpaper (400 grit) that you can use to smooth out paint. The crib isn't perfect, but it turned out better than I expected.