Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Nursery


I'm super excited to share with you baby O's nursery today! I felt like it was never going to get done. The OCD in me has been nagging hubby for the last month, and the nagging has paid off. Last weekend he finally put the crib together which allowed me to put all the finishing touches on the room.... I'm thrilled with the way it all came together!

First, the paint and choosing a color. Easy. Hubby over bought and we had a gallon of this pretty slate blue from Glidden called Lakefront left over from painting the main living area in our cottage last summer.


I found crib bedding for a steal from a local mommy swap. I paid $50 for a matching new, never used Pottery Barn Kids Chase Classic Blue Stripe crib bumper, sheet and crib skirt set. SCORE! Then, I found curtains on sale at Pottery Barn Kids in a pretty navy blue stripe called Jackson Stripe. Hubby thinks I'm a little obsessed with stripes lately. What can I say, I love preppy stripes for little boys : )

Next, deciding on a theme. I came across some great vintage 8"x10" airplane watercolors surfing the web one day and viola, theme decided!

 
OK, now the fun part....the accessories! My brother found a fantastic web site called My Pilot Store and kicked things off with buying baby O his first gift...a gorgeous four foot WW1 replica propeller for the wall. Thank you Uncle Mark! We followed up by purchasing the 1920's flight mobile for over the crib. After all, what's a baby's room without a mobile?


We hung baby O's name over the crib in white 8" Pottery Barn Kids wood letters (bet you can't guess what name we picked out : )

Throw in a few crates from Hobby Lobby for the necessities....

 

But still, after it was all set, it felt like something was missing. Hubby had a great idea to paint a few fluffy white clouds on the wall. Yes, Perfect! Now, why didn't I think of that? I bought a little bottle of white acrylic paint and sponges at Michael's and created a template for the clouds. Ten minutes later, they were done. Couldn't have been easier and it really pulls the whole room together.


OK baby O, or Liam as you've probably guessed by now, all of mommy's OCD ducks (or airplanes) are in a row. Time to come out!

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