Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nursery pics

This is so far overdue (probably pretty obvious since I haven't posted in over a year!), but I thought that I would post some pics of the nursery that we finally settled with for our little guy.  I wanted something that reflected where we lived, but that wasn't too sugary-sweet.

We had the two paintings above his crib elsewhere in the house. I just thought that they looked so much like the water in Cayman, which can be both calming an invigorating at the same time.  Also, I thought that including them above his crib would keep the room a tad on the modern side.

After looking for something for ages (and not really coming up with what I wanted), I made his mobile out of a piece of wood found on a walk and some Xmas ornaments.  Some twine and colored beads finished it off.  

A day at the local craft store resulted in his growth chart.  My sister in law and I came up with the shapes of the fish and star fish from online coloring book images.  A glue gun and fun time at the craft store came up with these little guys that were also attached to storage baskets (see shelves in the first pic).

To tie out the other side of the room, I painted some sandollars in similar colors and hung them from the chest. 

I also made a picture area, but truth be told, we eventually but a changing table underneath it and he started pulling the bottom off the wall.  It really never got used the way that I had envisioned.  So a little bit of creativity will be needed in this area for number 2.  The rug was from elsewhere in the house and added just a bit more "boy" to the room.  Plus, I think that the contrast is supposed to be good for their eyes when they are young.

So there you have it.  I'm not sure if this was totally what I had in mind when I started, but I'm still happy with it.  I like going in there with him to play and read, which is all that matters.  Hope you enjoyed!


Sarah P said...

So happy you are updating again! I had your blog filed away under "un-updated" rather that deleting in the hopes you would update again. We are in the process of planning/building a house and I regularly search your archives for ideas.

Jenny said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Sarah! I must admit that I didn't see it until today. I suspect my posting will still be a tad sporadic, but you're encouranging me to at least keep up with it!

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