Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NURSERY REVEAL FINALLY!!!

Okay, he is only 15 months old,
 but his nursery is finally finished...
let Little Dude take you on a personal tour...



These were an easy fix. Just bought Ikea white panels, and added the cute Amy Butler fabric to the bottoms. I plan to add a tutorial to the blog. Super easy...




My Husband did the board and batten (is that how you say it?) Walls. Well, he did the woodwork. I did all the painting and caulking. NOT FUN! However, I am in LOVE with how it turned out. I want it all over my house. But easily over 20 hours on that project alone...


Seriously! How cute is he sitting up there? There is the cute elephant painting my Mommy dear made for him. Also the quilts are from me and my aunt. I don't have all his baby quilts here. There are 5 of them. (If you count Megan's. And should we? I mean she still hasn't finished it!)

My Father in law built me this book case years ago for my girls. I repainted in this pale aqua. I need to give my Mom a little time to get her life back in order from her vacation, then I plan on putting her to work. I want gray fabric liners for the baskets. Pretty please Mama?

I found this vintage window frame at a little craft fair about 5 years ago. It has never looked so cute! I put some cute Rylee Blake fabric to back it, and I love how it turned out. Then I just added some little cup hooks to hang his hats. Cute?

I found this little shadow box at TJMaxx. It is so hit an miss there, but sometimes  you can find the perfect little gems. Inside are the hats I knit for him when he was a newborn. Heart pang...sparkly tears...  We want to freeze him in time and it isn't working!


My Mother in law made me the CUTEST baby blessing sailor outfit ever! It fit him for the 2 seconds he was blessed, then off it went. How were we to know he would be so huge? But I knew it would make for darling decor. The dandelions are made with vinyl on one of those cricuts I don't have but want desperately! I had a super nice friend make them for me :) 

I have a tutorial for this too. This cute fabric chandelier. It is from Ikea. I just remade the shade. Super easy, super custom, super cheap! ($13 bucks)


These frames above his bed are from Ikea too.  I took the photos inside. He was only 2 weeks old...man what is this salty discharge coming from my eyes???


The bedding I made with my Mother in Law. She is the best to craft with. I just cute and measure and she sews like a crazy woman in a labor camp. I let her have breaks occasionally, but not much. We had fun making them together. We didn't finish, so  naturally I send the crib skirt fabric back with her with detailed instructions and a deadline of when I would like it shipped back. She was several days early!



The children cracked me up goofing around in the corner (especially Sophie's face).

Okay, now that this post took me as long to complete as the room did...I am OFFICIALLY finished with his room and ready to move to another.

I am so happy with how this turned out. I kind of want to kick him out and move in myself. I had such a hard time with a boys room. No flowers or pink or ruffles. It took me a while to work it out in my head. 

What I love the most is that almost everything in that room is made by me or someone in my family. It is totally unique and custom.  The only problem with going this route, is that your baby may be 15 months old before it is complete.

I hope you all love it as much as me. Linking to these parties...

The End

24 comments:

SewSara said...

firstly, i luh-ove baby boys in sailor outfits. like tiny boys, nothing larger than one. that blessing outfit is darling!

secondly, i luh-ove the room and all the details!

and i want to see a more up-closer (haha) pic of the crib bumper/bedding.

i'm a sucker for those amy butler dots. they go with everything!

you did great!!!!

Bellgirl said...

Very beautiful and so serene! Every bit is gorgeous and it's so lovely to hear the stories of how the family memebers made each piece.

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, how beautiful! This is truly a gorgeous room, I just love it. I love all the little touches you customized, and I can't wait to see the tutorials you plan. The tweaks you made sound easy but look so sophisticated. I love your use of the Lotus dots, too, that's one of my favorite fabrics ever! What an awesome room!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

The room is beautiful! I love how bright, open and airy it is! And all of the personal touches are so special. What a great room for him to grow up in!

Victoria Paige said...

That nursery is beautiful. It shows a lot of class. I love it.

Your little man is adorable, too!

Amy said...

You know that I think this room is absolute gorge~ What you guys did to the walls is amazing! What am I talking about, everything is amazing!

Annelies said...

LOVE it all and sent it to my "baby" who is having a baby. You think you have tears of missing those baby days....well I could cry a FLOOD!!!! But being a Grandma is even sweeter. Is that even possible. And if I have one FAVORITE thing....the elephant picture. Now I am even crying. XXX

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this room! I have a girl so of course she has a girly room so it's fun to see boy's room. Great job!

Jennifer :)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful job! He'll enjoy this no matter his age!

grammajill said...

Love the room, especially the intro photo...Welcome to my room! He is such a cutie!!If I get a year to make a baby quilt, you can have 15 months to make his room.
West is the Best!

Charity said...

The room is fantastic! I can see why to took so long to complete.
You're little boy is just as precious. Enjoy them both.

Becky said...

Very nice! Just make sure those bookshelves (and the dresser) are secured to the wall!!

Melissa said...

I love it!

Michelle (www.thereallifemom.blogspot.com) said...

This room is gorgeous! I espeically love the board and batten....it is my new favorite thing right now! Thank's for sharing!

Samantha said...

This nursery is just darling. I love the board and batten and the drum shade is fantastic! I love it all!

taradara said...

You did such a GREAT job!!! I love the panel idea!! Great design. It's easily a room he can grow in to.

Jessica said...

I just happened to stumble upon your blog today. I love what you've done with your son's room! Your kids names are Sophie and Oliver right? I have a two year old daughter named Sophie and we are expecting a boy in December and are going to name him Oliver. :) Guess we have the same taste in names.

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RMcC said...

Love the room! Love the narration!

Kasey Lighten said...

I am just as blown away right now, as I was when i saw it in real life a couple days ago...it is truly fabulous! LOVE seeing him in his cute room! AAAmmmaaazzzingg as usual! :)

Sandra said...

I love the 'cool' colors for his room. You did great!!!!

Bessie said...

I just love the room. It is awesome!!! I would love to know what color you painted the walls. It is such a soothing color. Can you share the name of it with me?
Thanks :o)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I featured this at my blog today

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Kelly@imperfect homemaking said...

I adore this nursery. You did a great job of creating a lovely sentimental space. I featured you today on my blog :) http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2011/02/nursery-inspiration-from-around.html

Denise said...

Beautiful! What color is the paint???