Now that I have a little one to care for, I’ve come to realize just how wonderful story time can be. Sharing books with Lauren is one of my favorite pastimes… especially the books that I used to read when I was a kid (those are my favorites!). Of course, with a well-stocked bookshelf comes the need for some nice bookends to hold everything in place. So I decided to whip up these pretties for bubba’s room, and they’re so easy to make, I just had to share these DIY mountain bookends with you too!
As nursery trends change, the traditional pinks and blues are slowly being pushed out in favor of current, updated looks. Parents are experimenting more and more with bolder hues, playful patterns, or simply less of it all. It's easy to see why the minimal nursery look is gaining in popularity. There are fewer elements to worry about, there aren't any color-related gender-indicators (which makes styling ahead of time a breeze), and the color palette is almost non-existent. If you're looking to decorate a minimal nursery or want to give a gift to a no-fuss parent-to-be, you can craft this sweet planetary mobile quickly and easily.
This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white.
When we found out we were having a baby boy, my vision of a neutral nursery of ivories and golds came to a crashing halt as I suddenly wanted the room to feel very boy like- with strong greens and dark blues and unmistakably boyish features. So I changed the natural taupe wallpaper to the hunter green safari, and charged on.
When we moved into our first home about a year and a half ago, I had every intention of making our guest bedroom into a place for, well, guests. I tried to muster up the energy and enthusiasm to make this empty space into a place for people to come and visit us, but alas, no inspiration came and the room remained empty.
And by empty, really what I mean is a place for all of Al's things to go and die.
There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look.
But first, you'll remember the before...
And the inspiration...
And here it is...
About 6 months before our daughter was born, we moved into a new town home. The walls were covered with dark brown, red, and beige paint, but it had serious potential to become a bright and cozy space. It only had windows on the ends, so we wanted to paint every room a bright grey or white to help give off as much natural light as possible.
We set our sights on the 2nd floor office to become the nursery. It was the tiniest...
After getting the keys to their new place in November, Holly and her husband got to work preparing the 110-year-old home for a very special new addition: a baby boy!
In preparation for our baby this fall, I'm searching the web high and low for nursery inspiration. Here are ten nursery makeovers that have got me itching to nest!
Nurseries and kids' rooms are great places to put your DIY skills to good use. Surrounding them with color and creativity when they are young will encourage them to grow up to be DIY'ers just like us! Here are ten great projects to get you started.
How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make 'em!
It's no secret: custom window treatments are EXPENSIVE. Excessively so, it seems. That's why I flipped my lid when I spotted this tutorial for making your own DIY cornices (those fancy box-like things at the top) for about $15 a piece. Yes, fifteen dollars.
Fluffy pastel animals: take a hike! This may be one of the manliest baby nurseries I've ever seen.
These subway tile nameplates are so cute, I wish I had thought of them. A great little something to make for the nursery or a fun summertime craft for the kiddos to tackle; a worthy addition
Boots and Totty's baby, Van, was on his way. The only thing separating their bedroom from the nursery was a six-foot opening - no door. Any new parent knows that will NEVER do.
Black out window shades kind of remind me of support (panty)hose that stewardess' wear. Heavy duty and not so pretty. Well, simple solutions are always the best don't you think?
Let's face it, it's not the baby that takes up a lot of room, it's all the crap that her parents think they need--or are TOLD they will need--to go with her. Not only does the stuff take up a lot of room, it costs a lot of money too. So, although these tips
It's 2009, and glow-in-the-dark stick-em-up stars simply won't do any more. In the era of accessibility to LEDs, fiber optics, a quite accurate (albeit 2D) home planetarium can be had with a bit of wiring and alot of holes.
From Hack-a-Day: "[Mike Galloway] set out to install a lighted starscape in the ceiling of the baby room...This setup involves an LED based illuminator and bundles of fiber optics. [Mike] first mounted the illuminator in the...
There are three new girls in Upholsteryville and they mean business. Janet (another Janet) learned how to make welt cord in about 5 minutes and is already putting together two boxed and corded cushion covers to be stuffed fluffily and placed on her cane back chairs.