Saturday, February 18, 2012

baby boy nursery reveal!

This nursery project was my baby for so long (before I had an actual baby). I wanted every detail to be perfect, but I also wanted to do most everything myself. I spent hours planning, and shopping, and sewing, and painting so that my little man would have an awesome room. After looking at a lot of nursery pictures online, I knew I wanted a gray, green and turquoise nursery, perfect for a baby boy. The argyle in the nursery adds just the right touch of manliness, and was a fun theme to work with. The nursery has been done since before Krew was born, but I've been too busy snuggling with him to take all the pictures I wanted to show it off. So, here it is!

{Yes it really was this bad.  It was my craft room/guest room/office/put everything in there and shut the door/this is only temporary because we know it's going to be a nursery soon (3 years later) room.}

 One of the first projects I started with was the bedding.  I bought white bumpers from IKEA, and added the colorful ties-so much better than the wimpy skinny ties that bumpers always have.  I could not find turquoise or lime green sheets, so I bought some flannel and made my own.  Next, the crib skirt.  Plain, white, not ruffly crib skirts are so expensive.  So, I bought a twin sized bed skirt, and turned it into a crib one, and added the pleat in the center.  So easy!  Then I appliqued an argyle pattern and Krew's name on.
 Next, I made these three pillows.  I love the pom pom pillow, and the word, "hush", but I think the argyle pillow is my favorite. 
 Plus, all the pillow are reversible! 
 Bart has become the master painter in our family, and I love this gray color he painted on the walls.  We worked together to paint this argyle on the wall, and I love how it turned out!  The green sections look very yellow in this picture, but they are much more green in person. 
 I decided to use paper globes instead of a mobile, and I added a garland of mini tissue paper puffs which was actually fun to make.  The K in the picture below was a gift from my friend Bryn, and it fits so perfectly in the room. 
I have made several  wooden signs to put around my house and to give away as gifts.  This "I am a child of God" one is perfect for the baby's room-plus with the argyle on the bottom, it matches the nursery perfectly!

 I made this K sign in photoshop and thought it turned out so well that I wondered what else I could make using this technique.

 The curtains are simple, cheap, white curtains that I bought at Target, and added the wide, green stripes myself.  I love how they look in the room, and since making them, I have seen several pictures of others using wide striped curtains. 
 The rug used to be a gray and white rug from IKEA, but I've been reading several craft blogs that demonstrate painted rugs, so I thought I would give it a try.  I love how just the little bits of color I added make the rug look like it was made for this room!

 And last, a picture of the little guy sleeping in his room :)


Kimber said...

My goodness! That is gorgeous!! Next time I do a nursery I'm calling you for help!

Meg said...

super cute! You thought of every detail!

Jessica said...

What an adorable nursery! I love all the little touches. I'm not very good with those accessory kinds of things. Great job!

Lindsay said...

Adorable! I found the I am a child of God sign in Pinterest. I'm wondering if you have a tutorial on how you made it and what color grey you used on the walls! LOVE all that hair on your sweet baby!

steve and lindsey said...

Where did you get your fabrics for the pillows? I'd love to use the turquoise and green patterned one in my nursery if I knew where to find it!