Saturday, July 9, 2011

I'm on a roll!

Or maybe I am nesting?  That is, if you consider online shopping "nesting" than yes that's it for sure.  Jax's room is coming together in my mind beautifully, albeit slowly.  I'll go ahead and spill/show more details now since I am too excited to keep it a secret any longer.  So you all know it's a "Vintage Surf Shack" theme, right?  Ok from the picture I posted a week ago, the walls are painted (still needs another coat which is being done today), and I had bamboo fencing/paneling installed with bamboo half rounds as trim/chair rails.  It's amazing, truly.  My goal is to have all of the decor in his room be vintage, antique or found or hand-made by yours truly, wish me luck :-)

My first inspirational vision was brought to me by seeing this idea on a blog I check out on the reg.  Only, I wanted to spruce it up a bit and suddenly a light bulb went off - DRIFTWOOD!  So one afternoon I loaded up my husband, daughter and the puppy and we set out for a local beach where I suspected I might find some.  I parked at the most remote, rockiest, desolate part of Honeymoon Island and we all got out and started walking on some semi-treacherous terrain whilst the wind and dark clouds were rolling in pretty rapidly.  I saw a ginormous uprooted tree stump that had washed up on the shore and began to squeal with delight.  I waddled my fat bottom over to it and saw my pot of gold.  I found the perfect piece of driftwood for my project, picked it up and hauled it back to my vehicle and threw it in the trunk.  I then grabbed my camera and returned to my family who was perched on the bench swing you see in the photo from 2 posts back.  About 1.5678 milliseconds later, the sideways rain started pecking at us and we knew it was time to go.  I did not care.  I was there for one reason and I got my prize.  I am so proud of my find and can't wait to finish that project.  It's still drying out so it may take a while.  But I gave myself a pat on the back for this one :-)

Really not that compelling.  I didn't want to spend hours searching for the perfect bedding like I did with Ava when after a while I didn't even like it all that much.  I found this stuff on sale, love the colors and it goes perfectly with the theme.
I only got the quilt, fitted sheet and bumper since that's all that's really needed anyway.  I am debating on whether or not I want to do a "grass skirt" or raffia for the crib skirt or if I want to leave it alone.  I am not a fan of overkill.  All of the above came from PBK, on sale.

Wall decor
Here's where the fun begins!  Along with the driftwood project, I had these made a while ago and they've been waiting patiently in his closet to be hung.
They do read all different cities than shown above, mostly places we've been to or would love to travel to in the future.  Again, I love the colorful, whimsical cheeriness of them.  I got them from ebay seller signshopnmore.
The cathedral wall space above his closet will boast three different vintage items displayed in such a way as to give off a "let's go surfing NOW" appeal.  Here are those items:
Cluster of life preserver rings in these colors

This vintage wooden oar, from ebay seller joelandkathleen
That awesome red, white & blue short board you see in the middle marked "SOLD" - yea that's all mine.  From

Ahhh so finally some exciting updates!  I have asked my wonderful husband to start getting the "equipment" out of the attic so I can start to sanitize things.  Boppy pillow, bouncy seat, car seat & bases, swing etc.  Also he is going to put together the co-sleeper/bassinet.  I guess we are gearing up for survival mode in a few short weeks.  Hey, at least Jax's room will be nothing short of awesome :-)  Pics will be posted as it all comes together.

I am 35 weeks, 4 days - and he is estimated to weigh 6 pounds already from the ultrasound I had on Thursday.  Not much longer now.  I see the light at the end of the tunnel :-)

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!!!


Mrs. W. said...

I LOVE this nursery theme! You're so creative. I'm sure Jax is going to love his room, and I can't wait to see the finished product!

I did chuckle when you equated online shopping to nesting, because if that's true, I've been a hard-core nester for years. ;)

Steph said...

Wow, sounds awesome! Can't wait to see everything all together!