I have been spending a little bit of time away from writing again… I have a special someone taking up my time these days!
On April 7 we welcomed the most precious little guy! He has give us a joy we didn’t know could exist.
I had a friend of mine take newborn photos of him and his special space. So before I go on… thank you to Tiffany Evans. We love the way everything turned out!
I am a lover of all things artistic, home made, DIY, and creative. I knew I wanted to make / paint / draw a lot of the things to fill his nursery. What I didn’t expect was all of the other beautiful things people made for me! I love every ounce of what is in his special room!
I the picture above you can see all of the items that are included in his gallery wall. Far left is a wooden plaque I purchased at Hobby Lobby, painted and hand lettered a quote “be brave, little one” I loved the way it fit his adventure nursery! Here is a closer look.
The golden “X” is a quick painting I did and above that was a card someone had sent me once – a small golden mustache. Who doesn’t love a good mustache card 🙂
In the center was a gift from a sweet friend of mine, the arrow was a hand made/painted gift from another sweet friend, and then below that is a painting I did of some gold feathers. These were a simple painting and then I hand drew some lines in pencil. I am really happy with how that turned out.
Here is the mobile that I made and a picture for above his crib. The mobile was made out of painted wooden balls in various sizes, some twine and a cross stitch circle. I didn’t really have a plan, but started with my vision and I am so happy with the final product!
The sign was my very first attempt at painting on canvas. I have gotten better, but loved something about the imperfections this one has. I see it and am reminded of where I came from. I love a quote I often tell myself from a blog I follow – It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful – The Nester. If it was made with love, it is perfect to me!
Here is a picture of the mobile mid process!
I can’t wait to read a book to our sweet boy every night! I love everything about the idea of story time and him asking questions about the pictures! These shelves have some artwork I painted, some photos from our maternity photoshoot with Emily Chidester (more on those here), an anchor that a friend made for a shower I was given as well as a tree design another friend of mine drew with leaf thumb prints of shower attendees. In addition, a bank from grandma and some stuffed animals from friends! All of my books are gifts or goodwill finds.
And finally here is an old dresser that my husband used as a child. For christmas his parents had it painted blue to match the new room and then I found these adorable drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby. They are one of my favorite things about this space!
I can’t wait to see our guy grow up in this room and let him know that his Mommy and her friends made each little detail so special for him!