Sterin! Excitement is in the air for us and our good friends Steve and Erin as they await the arrival of their first child, Carter. He's due next week and can come literally any day now! It feels like just yesterday when they told us!
When Erin started thinking about the nursery, she came to me for help (yay!). I immediately showed her one of my favorite nurseries, and she liked it as well. It's the perfect inspiration because in CA you can't gamble with putting anything that can fall above baby because of earthquakes. So I told her we can nail the art to the wall with picture moulding, and thank god Steve is the handiest guy I know!
He built all the mouldings in this room and also cut the plexiglass for the frames.
Inside the square they used the lightest color of paint in the room, and had Lowe's lighten it by 50%. This is an easy way for you to make your own custom color.
As for the art, it was done by yours truly. I took the bumper and squared off four sections with painters tape and copied the shapes onto paper - this is an easy way to see something "zoomed in".
I loved this project because it is so special to the couple - Steve spent a good part of their early marriage overseas in the Military, so this is a special way the couple and their new baby can honor his time over there. (Thank you for fighting for this country, Steve!)
The second reason I loved this project was because when I copied the camo shapes onto the wall they turned from camo into abstract art - I especially love that one of the shapes I copied turned into looking like a little duck... do you see it? :)
This rocker is COMFY!
We made this side of the wall's picture molding the same size as the other wall. I love that there is so much extra room inside of the square; I imagine when Carter gets here and Sterin takes all the adorable pictures of him, they can put them up in picture frames and create a picture collage inside the picture moulding.
And speaking of babies.... I have a little baby (read: project) in the works for my 1 year anniversary of blogging! Nothing too exciting, but I'm pretty excited about it!