Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nathan's Nursery

Nathan will be here next week! We had intended on just making small changes to the nursery here and there, but then one thing led to another, and I have a revamped room for my little guy. I stuck with the same color palette as my previous nursery, kept the painted ceiling, furniture, and window treatments.

I wish I could take credit for this painted tree, but we left the wall art to a professional! Maybe one day...

I could not find a mobile that coordinated with my bedding. Then I found this blog tutorial for making felt owls and decided to just make my own mobile. I made some changes to the pattern to fit my needs and used the base of my old mobile. I sewed a new canopy and cover for the arm, and I used fabric scraps from the baby bedding for the little owls.  Here's to hoping that Nathan likes the little critters!

 For Nathan's name, I bought some whimsy wooden letters from Hobby Lobby and covered them with patterned paper and Mod Podge. The edges are covered with ric rac. I sanded the top between coats of Mod Podge and applied a clear coat to finish.

 I saw a similar frame at a baby boutique for $65...I made this for under $15 with an inexpensive frame, two shades of acrylic paint, crackle paint, ribbon, and a piece for the center of the bow. 

Samuel and Jack both had a FIT when they realized that I was buying this lamp for Nathan's room -- apparently it is just for girls, as there are too many flowers on it. Sorry, I must not have gotten the memo! :)

That's Kase pretending that he actually likes to paint (his least favorite project!). 
Their Mario PJs are now covered with speckles of white paint. I have asked these two guys to please refrain from bringing weapons (light sabers, blasters, guns, swords. etc) into the baby's room until further notice. The same goes for Star Wars figures and pirate ships. Guess I'm just mean like that. :)
All of my nesting projects are officially DONE! I have one week to rest up. I can't wait to meet my precious boy and fill all of my frames with pictures of his sweet face!

Thanks for stopping by!


Cyndi said...

Katie, what a beautiful, refreshing room. You are extremely talented & creative. Nathan will sleep peacefully in this tranquil room you & Kase have prepared for him. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you had a blog.
I am freaking out! That mobile is amazing and the room is incredible! This looks like it came out of a magazine! I am in awe of crafty people. I can't even sew on a button right!
Beautiful, incredible, amazing room! Wow!

Anonymous said...

My precious Katie,
You are not only beautiful, but God has blessed you with tremendous talents. You have a sweet and caring spirit and Kase and the boys are doubly blessed to have you in their lives, and vice versa. Nathan's room is awesome and should be in House Beautiful Magazine.

You are so loved!
Nana and Giddo.

Caden Lane said...

LOVE the nursery! We are posting pictures on the Caden Lane blog to show it off! And that owl mobile... SO CUTE!!!!

Thank you for sharing!

Tracy Garcia said...

Thank you for allowing me to paint the tree in Nathan's nursery. It looks great with all of your creative touches throughout the room. You are so talented!
Tracy Garcia