9.27.2012

The Nursery

Now that Levi is almost two months old and finally sleeping longer stretches (well, sort of), he is ready to move into his own room.  (Or would it be more accurate to say that Mom and Dad are ready to have their space back?)  It makes me a little sad that my baby has grown so much.  The cradle has run its course; it's time to move onto bigger and better things, like Levi's very own nursery! 

I combed the internet looking for ideas for Levi's room when I was pregnant.  I finally settled on a nautical theme and chose navy blue (I have a thing for dark blue), yellow, and red for the colors.  Bron offered to help me paint the room, but I was too pregnant and exhausted to actually do it.  I think the room turned out well anyhow.  It feels clean, bright, and new! 

Let me show you around!

 Entrance to the Nursery!
 Changing table/dresser: Some little place in Vermont
How I know Bron loves his boys?  He bought a fuzzy cover for the changing mat to make it more comfortable.  Makes me smile.
Mirror: Wedding gift
Chair: Ikea
Metal Barn Stars: Porters
Room darkening curtains: Target

 Crib: Hand-me-down from family
Mobile: Bugs that Jed once adored
The window swag, crib sheet, and crib skirt were hand-crafted by one loving mother: me.  Don't look too closely at some of those seams!  I'm satisfied with how it all turned out though.  I can't get over those dark blue stripes.

 I looove pictures, especially of my babies.  I had to incorporate pictures of my boys somewhere.  I used frames I already had and picked up a few more cheap ones from the store to create a collage.  Painting these was definitely a learning experience!  The Better Homes and Gardens magazine lies.  Spray paint is not an easy solution for color.  It was a fiasco and another story all on its own.  I ended up painting each frame by hand with a simple bottle of acrylic paint.  And it worked.  Whew!

Vinyl Sailboat: Etsy
 Definitely one of my favorite details of the entire room.

 This is one of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain.  It was designed by yours truly in photoshop.  However, I plan on trying it again.  I'm not sure I like it.

Toybox: Michaels
 Doesn't this box look like it might hold some rope or a crab?

And no nursery is complete without its crowning occupant: a baby.
I hope you like your new room, Levi!


Here's to the beginnings of an infant bedtime routine and {hopefully} a good night's sleep!

6 comments:

  1. Aww...such a cute room for such a cute little squirt! You can never go wrong with a nautical theme!

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  2. I love the picture of him and you at the end. What a sweet sleeping baby. You did a great job designing it. Cute theme!

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  3. I love it! Such a sweet little boys room!

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  4. Jess, that turned out really nicely! It's giving me inspiration. We just moved and I can actually put things up on Will's walls now!

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  5. Love it! Give him lots of squeezes for me. Babies just don't stay babies very long!

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  6. Okay, you need to teach me how to sew. I am so impressed with his room! I love that last pic of you holding him. It brings back so many memories.

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