Hey, that rhymes! I'm a poet and I didn't even know it.
This is Theo's room before the "big boy bed". It was really designed as a nursery in the true sense of the word. He slept in our room for over a year, but I loved to sit in the rocker and nurse him.
This before shot is how the previous owners had the room.
Of course I made lots of things in the room. I've shown you the quilt and numbers collage before, but here are a few more:
Pillows, roman blinds, a turtle and two fish, covered lampshade, and, of course, the border mural.
Instructions and all the supplies you might need for blinds can be found here. There's a bit of math involved, but they're really not that difficult. The turtle and fish are from patterns by Rumpled Quiltskins.
The border was another of my past-the-edge-of-sanity projects.
It's painted from a stencil, but instead of using one color for the waves and one for the background, I felt the need to make it more like actual tiles by painting each square individually with a range of blue hues. And no, one coat wasn't enough. They all needed 2-3 coats. Do you have any kind of idea the kind of time that takes? Well, I do, and it's no picnic. 100s of hours.
And this is how I spent the nesting energy of my second pregnancy. About 1/2 way through I wanted to quit, but I can be plenty stubborn when preggo.
Here's hoping Theo develops a love for fish. Right now it's all trucks, race cars, and trains. I really don't want to have to change this any time soon.