Monday, January 23, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Nursery Reveal

I know I have been taking about showing pictures of the nursery for weeks now.  For the most part it’s been ready for a while, but to be honest, there are just a couple little tiny things I’m still working on, so I kept putting this off.  But I decided that I will never get pictures up if I wait to have everything 100% just how I want it.  So… here we are!  Step on in, I’ll give you the tour.   
This is my favorite room in the whole house. 
There are going to be just a couple more pictures in that lovely collage above. We want to put a picture of Baby’s birthfather up, as well as a quote I love.  You might recognize that picture of Tasha from my post here.  I made the “boy oh boy” wall art as well.  I was so pleased with how it turned out!  We have pretty much decided on a name for Baby (and no it’s not Lydio haha).  But here’s a little clue: it does begin with L :). 
fave quote
I also want to put this printable I made up there somewhere, I just haven’t gotten around to printing it yet.  If you like it, feel free to help yourself to a copy :).
We did a little bit of work on that changing table and were quite proud of the final outcome.  And that lovely old luggage there…I found that at a garage sale for a couple of bucks months ago.  I knew it would come in handy for photo shoots, or in this case for diaper storage.  That little monkey fellow was mine when I was a little girl.  I LOVED monkeys (still do actually) and collected a whole fleet of stuffed monkeys.  It’s been fun to think of Baby Boy enjoying some of my childhood toys. 
I’m sure you remember these little beauties from my post here.  They are perhaps my favorite thing in the whole room.  I’m worked so hard to make them and was so pleased with how they turned out.  We kind of based the decorations for the whole room on those hot air balloons.  
B is for… balloons, bikes, Blake, baby, boy…   I LOVE this little shelf.  That little bike with a basket was a table decoration at my wedding reception!  And I do love that owl baby with his balloon.
The bunting is a bit washed out in this photo, but we love that big window that lets in so much natural light. 
In the corner between the bookshelf and the changing table is the rocking chair that we refinished.  Along with another one of the quilt creations that I made specifically to fit the theme of the room.  The child is going to have quilts coming out of his ears, I tell you what.  It has been SO fun to sew things for Baby.  I kind of can’t stop.   
Honestly, I don’t know how to make the bright colors NOT look funky on a computer screen.  The quilt looks better in real life.  Just trust me on this one. 
Oh, and Spencie gave me this clock as a Christmas present.  Isn’t it sweet?  He was so excited to find it. 
Well, I think that about concludes our tour.  Hopefully the next time you see this room there will be a cute fat baby in there :).


  1. Oh, I'm excited. The gift I just sent matches! :)

  2. SO DARLING!! I love every little detail!! What a happy room!! A match made in Heaven indeed!

  3. You are so stinkin' creative! I LOVE this room! Baby L is one lucky little guy!!:) AHHH soooo excited for you! Can't wait to see him!

  4. Oh my goodness Whitney! You did an amazing job on the nursery - it looks so cute and adorable and perfect for your new little baby boy! Oh! I love it! Everything about it is absolutely perfect! Please can I come and visit and sit with you in there while you rock your new little guy?!

    Those cute little cube bookshelves are turning up in nurseries every time I turn around! We have one in our nursery too! Speaking of which, can you come and help me decorate mine!? :)

  5. Great job, Whitney! I'm sure your baby boy will be nice and cozy and happy in there. :)

  6. This is one of the cutest nurseries I have ever seen! Great job!

  7. Oh my word! I could just stare at the details forever! What a light and happy place that room will be. You did such a great job, and I love it.

  8. Such a cute, simple nursery!! I love all the colors!

  9. I love love love love love your nursery! Adorable!

  10. So incredibly adorable! All of it! I love that you used bright colors, but it still feels soft. And I thought I recognized the monkey :)

  11. I love your nursery! You are so creative, and everything looks adorable in there!

  12. Lovely!!! I hope you got him the hot hair balloon jumper from Baby Gap! I would've gotten it for you myself, if I hadn't just sent the book. :) So excited for you guys!

  13. Love, love love the baby's room!!

  14. EEEEE!!! I'm so so excited for you guys!!!! I love the bright quilt! It's perfect and full of love. :)

  15. Love love love it! You're so dang creative, Whitney! Your baby will never go without beautiful homemade creations. I'm so excited for Lincoln/Landon/Larry/Leroy/Lamar to get here! :)

  16. B is for blessed - that little boy who is arriving soon is so lucky to have you as parents, especially all the amazing crafting in his new room. Love the monkey!

  17. How adorable. I'm excited that little "L" is coming soon. He will be so loved! And my quilt matches also! Yay! I'll get it to you soon!

  18. What fun! I just love the quilt! The room is so wonderfully full of your talent and love!

  19. Oh, and what's the small picture in the wall collage next to the sonogram (the top left)? I couldn't see enough detail to figure it out.