Monday, July 27, 2009

Nursery--It's About Time!

The other day Eli said to me, "Mother, it's been more than nine months since my arrival when do you plan to create a dazzling nursery for me to rest in comfort?" To which I replied, "Wow, I thought your first words would be 'Mom' and 'Dad'!"

Anyway, I decided I'd give it a try with some paint colors (Lolly I picked them all by myself and I expect a comment from you!) and this is what happened. The first picture is the before and you'll note that the green sheet hung over window shows what classy people we are. You'll be looking for the broken down car on blocks in our driveway next right?

Look at me so hard at work!

Now it's yellow with lines taped off for the upcoming stripe...

Inspiration and just plain cute! My friend Stephanie made these. She sells other artwork too. You can see her talent here.

The cute quilt my mom bought me.

The blue stripe.

The finished room. Although Owen is sleeping there until I get him a toddler bed. You can't see the stripe because of my mad photography skills.

Not too bad for a Saturday project!

17 comments:

Lara said...

I LOVE it! Love the animal theme and the yellow and blue and all of it. It's perfect.

Mariley Johnson said...

I thought the tape stripes looked good! BUt the real strip looks super cute too.
Way to go!

I knew your kids were smart, but a whole sentence? Wow! Genius!

Lolly said...

Wow, looks great! I was just wondering yesterday how your bathroom was going, but I guess you've been busy with other projects. I'm so proud of you guys.

Lacey said...

Great job Audrey!!! What a fun Saturday project!

DKAZ said...

I hope dear Eli can rest in comfort now. I'm sure his sleep was very bad before this awesome makeover! You did one helluva job on the taping!

Lauren and Trevor said...

Looks great! I love the pictures that your friend makes. Looks like that was a fun project.

JenW said...

so cute! i do love those animal pictures!!! the room looks great, i hope eli loves it:)

Heather said...

Ohhh I love it! Fabulous job.

I can't believe Ryanna started school already! I hope the 1st grade is off to a great start :)

Sabina said...

neat! thats really cute audrey I love elis first words

Travis said...

Audrey, of course I remember you. Who could forget those wonderful days in the Miller? I'm not sure I'm really the intellectual reader that you say, but I do enjoy reading. I end up reading all kinds of books on recommendations from friends or by wandering the book store. I did like The Good Earth, but I didn't love it like you and my wife and seemingly every one else did. I'll have to look into "Sons".

I'm currently living in Memphis, TN doing a temporary job and I'll be heading back to school in Provo in Sept. My wife teaches at UVU so we have to get back for that too.

What are you guys up to? You can comment on my blog or drop me an email tzirker@gmail.com or add me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/travzirk

So many electronic ways to find me. I guess there's no where to hide these days.

Good to hear from you.

Jack and Annie said...

Well if Eli is complaining no wonder Gabi has fits! Her room is not "decorated" either! It all looks great! You have mad painting skills! And those pics by Steph are priceless!

wackywilsons said...

You are talented in more ways than one! Eli is adorable...and the first day of school pic was perfect...

Any sugesstions for me and my first day with Wes?

rachel said...

I am completely impressed! That turned out so darling. Congrats to Eli on his room makeover!

The Astons said...

Very cute, you did a good job. Eli has grown this summer.

JLJ said...

Looks great. I love the wall hangings that your friend made.

getti said...

congrats it looks great. Doesn't it feel great to get something like that done on a Saturday! Happy Birthday.

JLJ said...

Dear bbf (best bloggin' friend) - here is your half of the locket. My bloggin' friends list would never be complete without you on it. xxoo