i never thought i would be so particular about a nursery. even when i first got pregnant i said i would just buy some bedding and go with it. paint the room? nah. paint a mural? do you think i’m crazy?… well evidently i am. trying to find bedding for a baby boy is just about the most annoying thing ever. all the bedding is either “i wanna be a baseball player” or “i wanna drive a firetruck one day,” which is totally fine for some people, but i don’t know anything about those kinda things (and neither does david). so i decided i wasn’t going to do a theme. i just wanted a modern nursery, with modern geometric fabric, and paper lanterns over the crib. i’d have my theme in the colors. wrong again. because as soon as i began my quest for “modern fabric” on ebay, what should turn up but michael miller’s groovy guitar fabric:
seriously, how could i resist? and $30 for 5 yards? you can’t beat that. and so the journey began. so yes, i made my bedding: bumpers and cribskirt (what i said exactly i would not do). and yes, i even made the curtains. believe me, i tried to just buy some that would work, but i would get them home, hang them up, and hate them. and i figured since i had gone that far, why not paint the walls? our friend, david whitlow, painted them for us right before he left to move out to kansas city (and did a fabulous job). so that was easy. then about 5 weeks ago i decide that i am going to go for it: i’m going to paint a mural. after i did my thank you notes, i loved them so much and tried to think of a way i could incorporate them into the room. so my friend teresa and i brainstormed one afternoon and the rest is history.
here is levi’s nursery. it is now my favorite room in the house. it’s cozy, peaceful… and it just makes me happy!
so… it’s ready! now he’s just gotta get here. only 2 weeks to go…