Sunday, March 6, 2011

Raleigh's Future Living Quarters

Over the past couple of months, we've slowly but surely been putting bits and pieces together in the nursery. And even though we're not finished, I decided it was time to share. Being that Steve is a sailor, the only theme we really could go with was nautical. When we first started the project I said "let's not go overboard with the theme" and I'm happy to say that I'm really impressed with where the design has gone and the ideas that Steve has come up with.

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We purchased this window pane at an antique store almost two years for about $15 and knew we would find something creative to do with it - well, two years later we did! Steve (very carefully) removed the glass and then had three mirrors cut to size at McLendon's Hardware and sealed them in with an epoxy. Total cost = $22. The antique glass fishing nets floats were purchased at various antique shops for about $3 each.

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Steve ordered this wooden sailboat mobile about three years ago after finding it on clearance for half off on an online sailing supply store that was going out of business. Being that he purchases just about anything sailboat related with the intention of eventually using it somewhere, he decided this was a purchase he needed for his future child.

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This framed photo was a Christmas gift from my sister this year. If you look closely, you'll see that each photo is a letter and spells out Raleigh. The frame was black so Steve painted it to match the door frame and floor boards. Megs - we absolutely love this photo - thank you so much!

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Here are a few more tidbits about the room...
  • Wall paint color: Behr Premium Plus - Little Pond
  • Crib: Bratt Decor (amazing hand me down from a family friend). The white of the crib didn't match the white of the dresser so Steve took it apart and painted it the same.
  • Dresser/Changing Table: Craiglist find for $125. Solid wood and Pottery Barn Kids cira 2005 Here's an original photo of it...
    dresser - before
  • Closet: ClosetMaid Storage from Home Depot.
  • Furniture paint color: Rust-Oleum Universal - Satin White.
  • Window Valence: Pottery Barn Kids.
  • Dresser knobs: Anthropologie. I saw these knobs a few months ago and loved the teal, which matches the crib bedding. Bedding is currently being made by my crafty friend Kelly.
  • Rocker Recliner: Presley Cafe Rocker by Ashley Furnture (purchased on sale at Fred Meyer).
Upcoming projects:
  • Make wall shelves out of driftwood that we picked up at Harstine Island last weekend
  • Make a couple of bookshelves similar to these
  • book holder sample
Fingers crossed Raleigh enjoys sailing and the water as much as his Dad does otherwise we may be switching things up a bit.

22 comments:

The Sievers said...

Wow! Looks amazing. How luck you are to have such a crafty man! and I was totally going to ask you where you got the picture frame of baby's name....good job sis! (but did she take those pics or get them from somewhere....gotta know)!?!?! :)

Courtney said...

Oh wow friend! The room is amazing!! you guys have done SUCH a great job...love all the little special touches. And I am not surprised ONE BIT to see that his closet is already fully stocked :)

Carpinito Family said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!! Just perfect Coffey!

Marge said...

um yeah, this might be the cutest room ive ever seen. I just love it! This kid is destined to be a sailor... or perhaps a DG? LOL. I feel like jeremy would want to live in this room with his love of boats, etc. LOL. SOOO adorable!

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

Love it all! You guys have done an amazing job! I can't wait to see the finished crib bedding to finish it all off! Little RJR is going to love it!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Oh.my.goodness. I cannot even tell you how much I love this!!!! :)

Jen said...

Yep, you've definitely made this DG girl proud! Love the room and love that the theme will be carried over from baby to toddler. So much thought involved! Great find on that Pottery Barn table! Lovely x

The Johnsons said...

LOVE IT!!

mcoffey311@gmail.com said...

Erin & Steve, it looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it in person. Love your creative idea's/details. Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you painted it white too!! Looks great :)

Blyth Family Blog said...

ooooooohhhhhh! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! cannot wait to see it with the bedding. you guys did such an AMAZING job!! What a lucky little guy Raleigh is! Love you!

Blyth Family Blog said...

PS...STOP buying clothes. I have bag fulls of clothes that you've already purchased coming right back to you mama. STOP STOP STOP, that closet is WAY too full already!

Coug Gal said...

So cute, Erin! Love all the little details! I have the same type of picture but it spells out WSU. :)

Erin said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments - we're happy with the progress, but looking forward to adding more :)
The company that my sistr ordered the framed "Raleigh" letters from is called Sticks and Stones and this is their site...
http://www.createsticksandstones.com/

The Burrells said...

So cute Coff. And I laughed out loud when I read that Steve bought the mobile 3 years ago. Did he stash it with your bags of baby clothes you've been buying for years? You two really are perfect for each other and Raleigh is one lucky little guy :)

DeLane, Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

This.room.is.perfect. I Love it!! Especially all the creatice work that went into it. Craft, fun and wonderful! Way to go Parents!

Loosy said...

Amazing. Perfection. Pottery Barn meets the open sea. Can I move in?

Tara Holmes said...

I love it! I love how you didn't go overboard (he he). You are so creative! AND Steve is a baby thing hoarder too...you were truly meant for eachother

Lyndsy said...

It turned out so great! I love the closet so much and the overall room looks so soothing and perfectly nautical, I love all the perfect little touches. What a loved little Raleigh!

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

OH my goodness! I am obsessed - you and Steve did such an amazing job! I can hardly wait to see pics of your little guy in his perfect room! xoxo

Rosellini said...

Great work Guys!! My fav has to be the closet door tie-backs with the rope - Nice Touch. I love the pic that your sister gave too! :) Soon baby boy R will enjoying that room too!

The Gibson's said...

What an amazing little bedroom. What's even cuter, is that Steve bought the mobile. Raleigh is one lucky guy!

Michelle said...

I already told you how obsessed I am with the nursery, but Marge's comment totally made me laugh! DG's does officially have a male member already, George Banta. Or something like that! So RJR can be the 2nd one :)