Our cute neighbor Amy is finally getting a baby boy after three beautiful girls. She asked for some help decorating the nursery in a nautical theme. With Lindsay busy with Kate, Kallee and I set out to help her accessorize the room. I love this wall grouping. I used the same ship wheel in Porter's room and thought it would be cute to layer an initial in the center. Amy bought the "R" and the wheel from Hobby Lobby, and it works perfectly. The frames will be filled with Baby Ryan's newborn pics.
I saw this mobile in Pottery Barn and knew I could make it! (It only cost me $11.)
I'm really happy with how it turned out. Amy loves it, and it works perfectly in the room.
I used an embroidery hoop and wrapped it with twine.
I painted litte wooden canoes. I stained canvas by painting it with a watered down burnt sienna. Cut the canvas in triangles and glued twine to the edges and to the dowel. I glued the dowels in the boats and then hung them from the hoop. It was a great project to get my creative juices flowing.
I modge podged paper to chip board letters to spell out baby boy's name.
Amy bought premade navy curtains. They needed a little pizazz. I found this Nautica fabric on clearance at Joann's. I sewed it to the bottom of the curtain, and it made a huge difference in the room.
For the shelf, we paired the ship with large jacks, a jar full of different sport balls, jars of marbles, and a wooded buoy. We found the round mirror at Hobby Lobby for $10 to echo the idea of a porthole. The basket looks like rope and is the perfect catchall for diapers, wipes, powder, etc.
We saw this print on Etsy for $40. I emailed the words to a friend who used her printshop program to recreate it. I printed it as an 8x10 lustre photo from Costco for $1.50.
Added a little ribbon and rickrack to the lampshade to take it from storebought to handmade!
This hamper was the perfect finishing touch for the room. We loved the idea of using red as a pop of color. We used it in the hamper and the pillow in the rocker to bring your eye away from all the blues. Don't be afraid to add color that is not in your bedding. Thanks Amy for letting us be a part of Baby Ryan's nursery.