7 Feb 2012

nursery update

I have made quite a few updates to Little Pilot's room so I thought I would post another tour.  I will try and let you know the sources for the as many of the new items as I can.  To get the sources for any of the other items you can check out his Christmastime tour here.

"Welcome to my room!"


Here is an overall look at the room and you can see the biggest change - the striped wall!  You can also see the shower curtain, curtains.

The idea for the stripes came after I made this Goodwill chalkboard tabletop into some personalized artwork for Little Pilot.  I felt that the chalkboard art needed something interesting behind it.  The 's' (Little Pilot's first initial) I drew freehand.  You can see Little Pilot's finger marks at the bottom of the 's' where he tried helping. :)  I was really happy with how simple yet graphic the 's' looks above the crib.  The mobile is a window decoration that Tech Guy and I received for our wedding.  It is by Aarikka.

Here is a look at the glider and the new pillow cover I made.  The fabric is by Waverly.

Here's the stripes side of the room.  Our stripes were 9" wide as that gave me 10 stripes (our ceilings are 8 feet).  For the stripes we used a measuring tape and large level to draw the lines and then applied Frog Tape.  That tape really worked well.  We just painted in our blue and the lines came out really crisp.  Definitely worth the few dollars more!  The colours we used were Benjamin Moore Cloud White for the entire room (including trim) and Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue for the stripes (a nice, muted, pale blue-green).

Here is another picture of the bookshelf Tech Guy and I made on the day before we had Little Pilot.  I posted it again since we finally hung those closet doors.
 

Here is a picture of the closet doors.  Much better than the louvered bi-folds that were there before.  We hung Little Pilot's Muumi clock above them.  The clock was purchased here while on vacation last summer.

Here are some pictures of the details.  We moved some of the pictures from above the crib to shelf along with some airplanes that Little Pilot got for Christmas.  You can also see the hardware we put on the closet doors.  We chose some bungalow/craftsman style pulls from the kitchen cabinet hardware section at Lowes.  It saved us a little and there were a lot more options to chose from than the regular door hardware section.

Here's the other side of the room.  There are some small changes here as well:  new art, hooks, owls and the Coca-Cola crate turned toy storage (under the change table).

I replaced the Christmas print with this alphabet printable that I customized to Little Pilot's room colours using Photoshop.  Little Pilot received the Piper plane for Christmas and it matched the photo of his Pappa's plane well.  I also picked up the owls at West Elm the other day from the clearance bin.  It's supposed to be a butter dish, but it was missing the bottom and was marked down to $1.97.  I thought it would look cute as a decoration. It kind of looks like little mountains behind the airplane) :).


We finally hung these puppy tail hooks from IKEA.  I purchased them for our last house, before Little Pilot was born, but never got around to hanging them until now.  I also made the dog picture above and personalized it with Nalle's name.

Those are all the updates.  I will be back with more details on how I made some of the projects in the room soon.

"Thanks so much for visiting my room!  I'm off to play with my best bud, Nalle!"

31 comments:

  1. Your little guys room is adorable!!! I love so many things about it! The striped wall is probably my favorite thing, but the shelves, the chalkboard, the abc art, the pillow... Love it all!

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  2. looks great lil pilot!! :)
    i'm about to paint stripes in the bathroom... yours turned out great!!

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    1. Thanks for taking a look at Little Pilot's room. I think stripes in your bathroom will look so nice especially with your tile.

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  3. This is such an amazing nursery! I love the striped wall! All the details you added are great!

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  4. LOVE your nursery! It looks like it should be in a magazine! Love your color choice!

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  5. This is simply stunning! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  6. I love it. I love your doggy tail hooks too. Where did you get those?

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    1. Thanks so much! The hooks are from Ikea (there's a link in the post above).

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  7. What an inviting and cute space! I love those curtains and the stripes.

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  8. I LOVE this! I love the book shelf.

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  9. Beeeee-you-tiful!

    Love the stripes! Love the colors you chose!


    Would LOVE it if you'd link this up to my Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL party which is live right now!

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/02/feature-friday-free-for-all-6-little.html

    P.S. I'm a new follower : )

    ~Abbie

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  10. Love the striped wall! Your nursery turned out beautiful. I love all the details you've added. You should put this on apartment therapy's website. It's gorgeous!!!

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  11. Oh, WOW! I love everything about this room! I think the stripes and the chalkboard "S" are my favorite parts, but the whole thing is just darling! You did a fabulous job! Would you consider linking up here?
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-14-and-some-fabulous.html
    PS - I'm your newest follower!

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  12. I love this room! It's nice that it doesn't scream "BABY LIVES HERE!" but still has the little kid touches that are so sweet. Stopping by from TT&J

    Off topic, I love your dog!

    http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com/

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  13. Okay those puppy coat hooks are so darn cute. I love the stripped wall and how lucky to have such big windows in his room.

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  14. What an adorable nursery! LOVE the striped wall and the curtains. I'm putting your nursery in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

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  15. I am stopping by from Domestically Speaking... I am glad I found you. The nursery is adorable. I love the cute puppy tail racks! Your little boy and dog are both adorable!

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  16. Great job! I love the stripes and the curtains :) Oh and the dog tail hooks, how sweet!
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  17. Oh my goodness LOVE it! SO cute! Thanks for sharing at Sundae Scoop! xo

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  18. Such a cute nursery!! I love it! The stripe is so cute and I love the curtain fabric! Awesome job!

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  19. Just wanted to let you know I featured your nursery on my blog :-)

    Take care,
    Jen

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  20. Every detail is adorable! I love the little parlor chair! :)

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  21. I love this room! The colors are great; those curtains are adorable :)

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  22. Adorable nursery! Where did you get the Pandamania print/poster?

    Thank you!
    Carrie

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    1. The print is vintage from the Toronto Zoo. I picked it up at our local Habitat For Humanity Restore.

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  23. Oh I absolutely adore his room! I am working on the nursery as we speak and I am doing a striped accent wall. I wanted to do it on the window wall but I have been so confused! I Dont know if it would look better to have the striped accent wall on one plain wall or the window wall. His room is just too cute!

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  24. Anu, this is such a cute room! Your son is very lucky :). The stripes look terrific and I really like the Palladian Blue with the Cloud White. I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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  25. What a cute room! Wondering if you might have a tutorial for the book shelves you built??? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much! I don't have a tutorial on the bookshelves, but they were based on this plan: http://ana-white.com/2010/04/plans-wall-book-racks-easy-and-inexpensive-organize-your-playroom-today.html. I am planning on re-decorating this room soon now that both boys are sharing it. I may just have to write a post on the modifications we made to the bookshelves then. I hope that helps!

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