Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Nursery - Finished

So here it is, the nursery is completed...FINALLY! It's not easy working on a room between baby naps!

I contemplated painting the ever-so-popular tree mural on this wall, but decided I wanted something a little different.

Since we live steps from the water and Gray comes from a long line of sailors (on his dad's side...haha, definitely not mine...I get seasick, ugh.)

I decided a simple nautical feel would be perfect for the room.

I painted the upper portion of the room BM Blue Bonnet while keeping the lower portion BM China Blue. I used poster board to create a template for the "waves" using a large bowl as the "half moon" shape.

I found a sailboat silhouette on the internet

and freehanded the image in a large scale on the wall with a pencil. I then painted it with a custom color that I mixed up myself.




25 comments:

Pinot after Playdates said...

gorgeous! don't you love how you stress about the nursery and then they don't even sleep in there right away! Looks awesome, should be in serena and lilly!

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful. You did a great job.

heather{dot}com said...

It's beautiful! So many sweet little touches, too.

The Pink Chick said...

Absolutely precious!!!!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Love the sailboat and waves...that is absolutely genius!

Freckles Chick said...

You are AWESOME!! This nursery is worthy of being featured in the Serena & Lily catalog or something b/c it certainly has that high-end yet soothing vibe.

Gray's so lucky. =]

Lovely Little Nest said...

I love this room! The mural looks wonderful and the green houndstooth bedding is adorable! Where is it from? You did such a fantastic job :)

Carly said...

Gorgeous! I love the soothing colors, the simplicity combined with the creativity is genius.
Gives me hope that a nursery CAN get finished once the baby is here!
I hope Gray enjoys his nursery for many years to come! It will definitely grow with him!

Amy said...

looks great! love the mural.

mypoliticalexile said...

Its beautiful. I want to take a nap:)

Katie and Matt said...

How lovely! My favorite part is the beautiful chair under the window.

Lynett said...

OMG, I love it! Nice job T! You're awesome.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

It's so beautiful. I love all the touches especially the sailboat and of course the stuffed teddy on the glider.

The Southern Lady said...

It looks lovely! You did a great job.

EntertainingMom said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

katali said...

I love it! Can I ask where you got your bird mobile? I am looking for something similar for my baby girl's nursery.

erika said...

absolutely precious! love the boat and the waves... so cute!!!!

Suzie said...

Absolutely adorable! How freaking cute is his closet!!!!!!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

It's so cute!! I love it! What a great job and full of such thoughtful details.

Lauren said...

LOVE IT!!! beautiful job!!!

Yansy said...

wow, you did an amazing job. I love the waves and the sailboat. You should be very proud of yourself.

Amanda said...

love your blog - the nursery is beautiful and you are right the glider is a key element! the painted chair is gorgeous, love the change table transformation too...you have lovely taste and i am so impressed you did all that w/ a newborn, i am still tweaking baby #3's nursery and he is 18mos...nursery's are very important in my my opinion!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

what a beautiful nursery for a beautiful little boy! it's my first time at your blog and i love it!!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog, and love your style. Where did you get those green baskets in the closet?

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Such a cute nursery! We went the pirate route with our son's nursery and it has a similar laid back feel. :) Very cute - great job!