June 24, 2010

Welcome to Baden's Room!

Today I'm taking you on a little tour of Baden's room.  Let me first tell you what I was aiming for when I decorated it.  I wanted it to be a really calm, soothing, quiet room when he would sleep well.  I didn't want things to be too bold or too cluttered.  I also tried to make everything I could.  I was worried that since he was my second child that I would never make another thing for him once he was born.  I guess I didn't have to worry about that one.  So, here we go!

When you walk into the room you see the crib.  I made the bumper pads and crib skirt because I couldn't find what I was looking for.  I painted the piece above his crib.  I saw the quote somewhere and really liked it. 


Here's a close-up.


I love leaves and trees.


About a year ago they had the cutest line of pink bird stuff at Target.  Of course there wasn't a blue option, but I copied the look of their birds and carried them throughout the room.


The curtains were clearance table cloths and I added a little blue to the top and brown to the bottom. I backed them with black-out curtains.


The inspiration for the room also comes from this window.  We have this rose bush that climbs up the house in the back and frames his window (courtesy of the original owners because my thumb is NOT that green).  Sometimes there are little birds that perch there.  The flowers just seem to appear out of nowhere in the spring.  They bloomed the day before Baden was born last year.  It seemed like they were waiting for him.


This rocker was originally pink gingham when purchased.  My talented mom my recovered it for me.  I made a little bird pillow to go on it.


Here's the other side of the room.  You know all about the frame (painted with marshmallows) from yesterday's post.  I bought the shelf unfinished and then painted it and added knobs to dress it up a little.


I bought the letter "B" and then decoupaged on some cute birdy scrapbook paper.  Then I antiqued the edges a bit.


Of all the things I made in the room, this one if by far my best and my favorite.  I love his two-toothed grin.


Thanks for taking our little tour.  Tomorrow I have a nice and easy Feature Friday you can do with your kids.  See you then!




53 comments:

Cerise said...

Such a fantastic room! It's really inspiring. I'm trying to make most of the stuff for my second boy. I couldn't find anything that I really loved, so I'm attempting to make something that I love while taking care of a two year old!
LOVE the quote by the way!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhhh...lovin that sweet artwork over his bed...great saying! Your little man is soooo CUTE:)

Blessings,
Linda

Heather said...

This is such a great room! It is so calming and I love the B you made-too neat!!

Admin said...

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Costumo visitar o seu blog, que adoro,sempre que posso, mas só agora descobri que esteve em Portugal.
E eu sou portuguesa...
Bjs

Kristy said...

You did a great job with his room. It is lovely!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love the quotation.
And the whole room - I like that you kept things simple and still cute! So many baby rooms are so overdone - no wonder those kids don't sleep!

~april said...

baden's room looks great! totally cute. i really like the fabric you used to recover the chair. and the little birdies are very cute!

~april said...

baden's room looks great! totally cute. i really like the fabric you used to recover the chair. and the little birdies are very cute!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yesterday I commented on that darling frame! Today I have to compliment you on that sweet rocking chair with it's padding in coordinating fabric. Love it!

Anonymous said...

that is a gorgeous room! i love the antique simplicity, totally my style, wish i had a new room to dress up at my house!

Jennifer said...

OMG...his room is amazing. I love everything about it. Especially the fact that you did it all yourself :)

Michelle said...

Absolutely fantastic!! I love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love everything about this room! i love the pillow you made for the chair, and i love the colors- it's fabulous! almost makes me want to have another baby so i can decorate a nursery. :)

Deanne said...

oh wow i love the colours you've chosen, i'm just deciding what colour to do my boys room, and this has really really inspired me! :) x

Andrea said...

Love the room. The curtains are awesome! I may need to try that lol. I just love seeing the pics of your boys, espeically after the scowl post -- I'm always on the lookout now, it's too cute ;)

Jen said...

Darling room! Darling baby boy! Great work Cheri

Swasey family said...

you are so dang creative!! Such a way cute bedroom!

ii said...

The whole room is adorable, esp that lil guy in the last pic.

I may have to steal that quote over his bed. It says a lot about you as a mother and your pride in your children.

Ladyhawke said...

Simply beautyful.

Thanks for showing.
Cheers,
ladyhawke

berg4 said...

Fabulous! I love the trees & birds on the sign too

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I recently finished decorating the nursery for my baby boy (due in September), and I was going for the same things....calm, peaceful, and something that he could grow into. I love the artwork that you did and the little birds!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

This nursery is a great project! I'd love for you to show it off on my Modern Craftswoman Monday Link Party next week! Come join the fun! Rory

Leca said...

That's a great room and very peaceful. My favorite is the letter B you did a great job with that. Oh, and that little man is pretty cute too.

FrouFrouBritches said...

It's just beautiful!! I love it! The walls are the perfect shade of brown!! Would you mind sharing your paint color? The birds are adorable and I'm loving teh marshmallow painted frame! So cute!

Charissa @ MiMi's Babies said...

Too adorable for words!!! Having three boys I understand the difficulty of finding cute and boyish, but your room is just fantastic!

Ashley said...

Very cute! As usual, I love everything!

Beach Hendersons said...

I love it. So simple yet inviting and warm.

I have a beautiful Pottery barn glider that was given to me by my mother for my children.

1 Flaw... the cover, it's a horrible faded denim. I've been looking for a pattern/tutorial on how to recover it,but haven't found one I am confident will turn out good.

Maybe you can convince your super talented mother to provide us with a tutorial.

Obxkarla@gmail.com

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

I love your boy's sweet room! It's just adorable. I'm in love with the saying above the crib. The whole room turned out so good!

Tomena said...

I love it! You have totally inspired me. I never would have put white furniture in a boys room. It worked so well!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

How cute,i am working on my 16th months room! it's so fun~Deepali

Kelly @ Lucy's Daughter said...

You definately created a calm and peaceful room! It is gorgeous! I have copied those Target birds in projects too, most recently on a baby bib.

Disney said...

Your house is so fancy!! *fights back the jealousy* And you do such a wonderful job at decorating it. Love his room!

couture unraveled said...

your little guy is SUPER CUTE!!!! and I LOVE the nursery room!!!;)

http://coutureunraveled.blogspot.com

Ashley Tremaine said...

What a beautiful room!! I love it. You are so talented!!

Anne Maskell said...

What a fabulous room! I would never have thought of brown for a baby's room, but it works wonderfully. Great job! I'm visiting with sumo, hope you visit me too.

Lori said...

OK, first time commenter here, and I'm not gonna ask about the room (which is lovely). But because of your caption, "I love leaves and trees" I wonder whether you ever watched that short bit on TV, "I eat leaves and trees." Loved that bit.

kelly gibson said...

this is so precious... thank you for sharing! my little boy's room is also bird-themed. well, it started out bird-themed, then evolved into a forest! we have hand-me-down and thrifted framed paintings of deer, raccoons, and more birds. and, an owl quilt made by my husband's granny and an owl print made by a friend. it's so cozy in there!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Fabulous room! Your two tooth cutie is adorable too! Fantastic job on the art work - I love big pieces and the saying is precious. Love what you did with the curtains! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

I'm thrilled you were able to link up to Modern Craftswoman Monday! I have been in the thick of making birdhouses lately (check them out on the blog), so this bird theme really is really hitting a chord with me right now! I hope you'll be back next week to show off more of your talent! Rory

Mandy said...

Beautiful Nursery! You did a great job, I love it :)

PS~Erin said...

It looks great! I love the artwork and dark walls! And your little guy is so stinkin' cute!

I have a giveaway over at my place that you might be interested in in the somewhat near future:

http://perfectsentiment.blogspot.com/2010/06/not-so-dreaded-potty-and-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful nursery!

Amy C said...

Oh SO Cute! I love it! I love the "B" you made, it's adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love the chocolate brown for a nursery. And the birds are so cute. It’s stunning how everything ties in together. Super job!

~visiting from Get you Craft on Link Party~

Anonymous said...

I love the chocolate brown for a nursery. And the birds are so cute. It’s stunning how everything ties in together. Super job!

~visiting from Get you Craft on Link Party~

Sabrina said...

ADORABLE! Baden is a lucky guy to have such a talented mama! Great job!

Jeni Powell said...

Hi there! LOvely room! I just found your blog...I'm not sure how, from another blog I think...and was surprised to see the name Baden on your post. We also have a son named Baden and have yet to encounter anyone else who does. So how unexpected to just stumble onto your blog and find you! Hello, mother of Baden! :)

Katie said...

Visiting from Remodelaholic -- I would have never thought of painting a baby's room chocolate brown, but I must say I absolutely LOVE it!!! Such a great alternative to the normal blue for boy. Love all the simple details too. Will be bookmarking this post for when I become preggers! :)

Mary said...

I would love to know where you got that scrapbook paper! so cute!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Mary - I got the paper at a store called Roberts here in Utah. However, the one by me closed and I don't know that name of that particular paper or the company that made it. SOrry I can't be more helpful.

Cheri

lilashiepoo said...

I found an image of your room on pinterest. I searched tirelessly for the location to which it originated. I am in love with this adorable room. I must know...where did you get this crib?? I have been envisioning one EXACTLY like this but this is the first time I've actually seen one that looks like the one I've been dreaming up. It's gorgeous.

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

I got it at Babies 'R Us over five years ago. I'm sorry if that's not really helpful. I'm not sure if they still sell it or not. Good luck!

Cheri

lilashiepoo said...

Thank you for your reply! :) I did find it. It is called the Status Sussex crib. It is no longer on the market, unfortunately. But thanks again.

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