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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A BLANK Nursery!

Type A... We all know that I am TYPE A.. I have always said that I want EVERYTHING perfect when I bring my baby home from the hospital.. Well we all know that it just did not happen that way for us..
So when Coop came home his nursery had his crib and a few other little boy things (that mom brought from home that was Mac's).. and that was it..
You may or may not remember but the day after we got Coop I ordered his bedding and was lucky enough to get fabric swatches.. So the paint was picked out.
Michael did a great job painting Cooper's room, but there was SO MUCH more to do...
Thank goodness the next weekend was Memorial Day and my mother was coming back. Over that weekend we got so much done...
Yes she did a lot of loving on Cooper, but massive amounts of projects were also done!
When she got there, it was a blue room with some furniture...
When she left it looked like this:

Let me share just a few of the projects we did.....
I bought these letters white at Hobby Lobby for not even $2 each!
Michael measured them and taped them off.. Then I used the furniture paint to paint stripes on them!
We got the "Heaven Sent" sign from Storkland.. How perfect!
At Storkland, I also saw the most awesome lamps, but of course they were well over $100 each.. So I bought this lamp for around $15. Then I used a hole punch around the top and bottom of the shade. I weaved the ribbon throw the holes. I got my very talented sister in law to paint Cooper's Monogram on it.. And I love it!
I also had this night stand.. So I got some paint one shade darker than the walls and painted it. Changed out the knob with a polka dotted one from Hobby Lobby ($3).. And Done! I also painted this book shelf the same shade of blue.
For this lamp I bought the base at Target for around $25 and the pre-sticky shade at Hobby lobby for just a few bucks. I bought the material and ribbon at Hobby Lobby too..
I cut the material to fit the shade, stuck it on, and Mom made this awesome bow for us to hot glue on!
Yes.. we made just a few trips to Hobby Lobby and Target.. With some trips to Pottery Barn Kids and Storkland mixed in too!
But it was well worth it.. I love how Cooper's Nursery turned out.. It is full of things that were given to him by people that love him so much.
Of course it has changed since then.. I have added all sorts of new projects.. I will have to share those some time..
hahhahahahaaa... Once I catch up!

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