Like many other first-time moms, I have put way too much time into Israel's nursery. I dreamt about it long before we actually started setting up his room. I knew I wanted to go "gender-neutral" (although Will says it is NOT gender neutral) so that multiple kids could share this space/bedding. I LOVE to sew and do things myself, so most of what you see was made with my machine. There's not really a "theme" but LOTS of bright colors. I love the way it turned out!
|This wall collage makes me so happy. The ET art was given to me by my BFF adoptive mom. I made the yellow frame's giraffe art using this as inspiration. The green frame holds a greeting card that a friend gave us last year and it has little children holding hands around the globe! The giraffe rocking chair on the floor was a gift from Will's parents for Israel for Christmas and it sings!|
|The quilt hanging off the back of the crib was made using Gus and Lula's tutorial. The bumper pad is a breathable bumper, and I made the penant flags.|
|I also made the throw pillows and crib skirt (crib skirt tutorial here). Don't worry the pillows won't be in there with him, although he is used to sleeping with a pillow under his head at the orphanage.|
|I made the mobile using this tutorial. The art print reads "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"- it was a gift from a precious friend (and adopting mama) and can be found at the Gus and Lula shop.|
|The table was my mom's and passed down to us, so I painted it the same "Dried Leaves" by Ace. I made the two coasters on there for all the mornings we drink our coffee in our nursery when we go in there to pray. The glider was my sister's and I slipcovered it (inspired by a few tutorials but I didn't follow any one in particular so I won't link). There is a zipper on both pieces so I can take the cover off to wash it. I made the throw pillow using this tutorial. The green/yellow blanket was some clearance fabric from Joanns that I just added binding to. The art on the right is from Ethiopia (postcards!) and we found it at the Lime Tree in ET but I also saw it in the market too. My hubby is a runner so he picked them out. The stool was hand painted by a friend/mentor from Auburn. I made the curtains without a tutorial, just using what scrap fabric I still had leftover.|
PHEW! What a long post. Thanks for bearing with me and for "stopping by" to see our nursery :). If you were here in my house it would probably be the first room I took you to! I hope I answered any questions you had but if you have any feel free to comment or email. I LOVE making things with my sewing machine and love that his nursery is 100% his with not another just like it. I love looking around this room. I could name off SO MANY people who were generous to us and blessed us with so many of the things in here.