Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nursery Update

The nursery is officially ready for our little mister...I realize he won't necessarily be utilizing the nursery for a while, but it's still fun to get everything put away and ready for his arrival. The closet on the otherhand is prepared for his 2nd birthday. I have promised Steve and those close to me that the shopping has ceased...it just took a while. Steve likes to say "so when we're living down by the river, in a tent because you've spent all of our money on our sons clothes, we'll just be thankful that he looks good, right?" At least I can say that I have a problem and I'm working to fix it.

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I like to think the RC nautical flag stands for Rinabarger-Coffey, but it actually means Race Committee. The shadow box with the various letter R's are something we've been collecting from various antique stores.

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I got the idea to make these adorable beeswax canvas signs from here. They're so simple! The quotes on each of the signs were taken from cards that I've give to Steve over the years and figured they were fitting for our boys room.

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These bookshelves/collector's shelves can be found at Pottery Barn Kids and various other stores, but we didn't want to spend too much on them and wanted a specific color so we found plans on Ana White's site (LOVE this site for homemade projects) and built them ourselves. Very simple and cheap project. If any of you are interested in a specific dimension of shelf or color, Steve would be happy to build them for you at a reasonable price.

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The shelf in this photo is just a piece of driftwood that we found out at Harstine Island. We collected about 8 pieces, brought them home, dried them out, cleaned them up and voilà we have a free shelf!

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This was an Etsy find and I just had to have it - too darn perfect for the theme of the room. Ahhhh how I heart Etsy.

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The bedding! After a few weeks of searching for a masculine/non-baby fabric (not easy to do), I finally found some samples at The Quilting Loft in Ballard that I loved and went online to find it cheaper. I ended up purchasing the fabric from Quilt Home and could not be more thrilled with the results. One random night out, my talented friend Kelly offered to make the bedding for us and my reply was YES PLEASE! She did such a fabulous job - thank you Kelly - we love it! The fabric I chose for the bedskirt and bumper is by Joel Dewberry (Modern Meadow - Cool Stream) - officially my favorite fabric desiner (is that what he's called?). If you're in need of a fabric, check his stuff out - his designs are gorgeous.

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The baby blanket - a precious gift from Raleigh's Auntie May May (Thank You!) that I'm currently sleeping with and may have a tough time parting with to give to my son. Let me just say that it's 1 million times better than my poor, 31 year old, threadbare blanket, Idaho. Baby blankets have sure been come a long way since 1979.

7 comments:

Lynne said...

I love the nursery. You did such a great job putting it all together.

The Johnsons said...

The room looks soooo good! Are you really sleeping with your son's blankie? I know your experience with your previous blankie, so I fear that Raleigh may never get to use this blanket. . .unless somebody cuts it in half and gives him the other half. . ..

Blyth Family Blog said...

Jenny, she'd have to knock over another 70s lamp to make Patty mad enough to cut that blanket in half.
I love the room, I want to move in. I think you should become a room designer. As for your littl "habbit" I dont believe for a second that you are cured...you don't fool me!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Oh.my.gosh...amazeballs!!!! Looks soooo good!! Was your blankie really named Idaho??? somehow I missed this little tidbit while living together...:)

Lyndsy said...

The nursery looks so good! Love your home made crafts and all the special little touches! I especially love the Keep Calm and Sail On and Driftwood shelves. So neat!

Can't wait for baby R's arrival!

Stacie said...

Looks so great!!! You know I'm a BIG fan of Ana White, love the shelves!!
RJR is going to looove it!!!

Rosellini said...

Absolutely LOVE! Every piece! Nice work!