Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nesting

IMG_2452

I’m feeling it…the urge to get stuff done and ready for baby. We decided to have our boys share a room, and even though I still have a few more things to do (like paint Ben’s bed white…and make valances) I’m feeling like its ready for baby.

IMG_2460

The quilt hanging over the baby’s crib (can you guess his name?) is this one. The quilt on Ben’s bed I made way back here, and its finally out of its storage box and happily on a bed. The big letters came from Joann’s and were spray painted with more Kilz red spray paint from Walmart. The dot garlands above each bed I made with scrapbook paper, a circle punch, double stick tape & fishing line. Totally cheap & replaceable, perfect for a boys room. :)

P.S. The circle quilt tutorial can be found here. Ben’s Quilt tutorial can be found here. And I've already had questions about the paint color....lucky for me the walls were already that color and I love it, but I'll see if I can find an extra paint can lying around though and let you know!

77 comments:

leigh said...

It is so nice looking! I have 4 boys and I've stopped decorating their rooms because they just destroy everything. This motivates me to try again!

Jessica said...

Love it! We're expecting our first boy at the beginning of March. No sharing of space, but it's fun to prepare for him!

rachel griffith said...

please come do baby griffith's new room just like this.
:)

Jaime Benavides said...

Very nice! As for the new baby's name, let me take a guess...Riley?

Katy said...

absolutely beautiful. You've done an amazing job!

Anna Joy said...

i love it! especially the circle garland above their beds...so creative! I guess...Ryan!

Jen said...

I gasped at that first picture! So, so perfect! I love all of it.

amberlee said...

Wonderful! Fun and understated, I love it. We put up a similar looking garland (but made of felt) for our daughter's birthday and I was tempted to leave it up because it was just so happy and cheery (especially during winter).

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Looks great!
One of my favorite names is Ryland so that's what I'm going with! :)

Monica said...

Very cute boys room. As for the baby's name, I'm going with Ryder.

Cassie@You Go Girl said...

I've never had to decorate for a boy. I have FIVE girls. But if I did have a boy, I would want his room to look like this. You go girl!

Take care,
Cassie

Leslie said...

this room looks so cute...i really love the color of the walls and those letters

paulette said...

Both room look so cute!! And the quilts are lovely!! Can't wait to hear what the R is for??? Good luck!!
Paulette

Meg said...

Love the room!

I am going with Ryan.

essie said...

the room looks great!
my guess is ryan. it goes well with ben :)

Ariane said...

I love how you decorated the room. It looks wonderful. The quilts are amazing and the circle garland really adds a special touch to the bedroom. I love it!!

Me? A Mom? said...

I love that the quilts match without being matchy-matchy. Very cute room!

Camille said...

Aaaah! Great minds think alike. I just got back from the store picking out grey paint for my boys room. Seeing yours, I am even more excited!

Fabulous! Love the room. Way to nest!

sandra said...

LOVE it! if you don't mind me asking, what colours did you use on the walls?

the quilts are GREAT!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Love the quilts you made and the way they pop with those gray walls! Our master bedroom is the darker shade of gray - it is very relaxing and restful.
:) Ann

dogloverlaura said...

Just too beautiful! I am going with Rider????

Sharon said...

super room! lucky boys and i love the quilts...especially the circle one...heading to tutorial now...thanks for a great post...

A. said...

Gasp! Be still my heart! I love the paint... love the garlands... love the splash of the colors... love it all.

Katie B. said...

What a cute room! your little boys will be very happy in here.

bookjunky said...

I love the look. So colorful and fun.

Can I just say, I don't know if I would feel good about hanging fishing line over the boys' beds. They are known to jump and tape is known to give out. Seems very dangerous.

Poppyprint said...

What a lovely, fun room! I'll go out on a limb and guess Reece. I love that name.

Elizabeth said...

I really love it! Totally the look I'm planning on going for in my little boy's room when we move this summer. I even posted on my blog a few days ago about using one of your quilts for inspiration while I plan out a quilt for my son.

We're going to most likely be renting, which means lots of white walls, so I was trying to come up with ways to make his room colorful, and I think I'm totally going to steal your dot garland idea!!

Thanks for the ideas, I really love your blog! I've never actually finished a quilt before, so wish me luck on my upcoming projects!

Sarah said...

My sons name is Ray and while you don't hear it much anymore I'll still guess that. The rooms look great. Love the fishing line/scrapbook paper idea. I can see making little shapes too for example Ray is obsessed with elephants right now... hmm...

Sarah said...

Robert? Ryan? Roland? Reginald? Raymond???

a little bit biased said...

Ooh, I LOVE that room. Everything about is so fun and modern, perfect for a boys room. You lucked out on the paint colors, they're so cool and the bright colors look really great against it. The garlands are such a whimsical touch too. Great job!

Shirleyanne said...

A lovely room for a new baby.
Your quilts are beautiful. Especially like the circle shapes.
You're very good with your creative ideas. Brilliant.

mariarrosa said...

I love the room! Your quilts look so wonderful in it.

Jona said...

This is beautiful! Will you come over and do my room the exact same way? Please? :)
As for the baby, I would say Richard (second name of my second brother, Ben is the first name of my first brother)

A said...

I love this look. I especially like the 2 quilts which I am book marking down - so many of the quilts I see are for girls and I'm not very good at thinking up colour ideas yet so these are great. As for the name my guess is Rick

Atina AlGa said...

I am novice in sewing and your blog, your projects and your pics are absolutely awesome!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

The room looks gorgeous - what lucky boys! And I totally love the quilts! I've saved the circle quilt tutorial - I'm really drawn to orange and yellow in quilts at the moment - such happy colours! ;o)

Lucy x

Solidia said...

Everything looks great! I'm going to have to check out your tutorials. :)

Chris said...

I LOVE those quilts! The rooms look great. I have a son named Ryan and a son whose middle name is Robert. So I'm going with those two guesses :-)

Spendlove said...

You did a great job! I love the colors of both quilts, and am so grateful that you share great tutorials.

ohiostar5 said...

The boys room is "PERFECT". Love both quilts, and the garland adds just the right touch of color. BettyLou

Jaime said...

this is perfection. I have been searching for a quilt design for my son;s room and I have found it. thanks you so much for the tutorial! I can;t wait to make when we pull my son;s room together in a few months. Absolutely amazing!

Sherry said...

Hmmm, Rowan?
Beautiful room - I love the quilts.

Jennifer said...

The room is beautiful! That blue is perfect, and the quilts are the perfect touch. What lucky little boys.

scrapworking said...

Adorable! I'm going with my son's friend name - Rawlyn (I misspelled it once as Rawlin on his dog tags -oops!) but think it's a great name. My first thought was Riley though. Great job and I have always loved those quilts!

r0ssie said...

Lovely quilts!
My brother's name is Ben and I'm Rossie, so I'm going to guess "Ross."

Petit Debutant said...

it looks lovely

Smith Family said...

Beautiful room.

Lise said...

I love the room! The quilts totally make it, but all the details are great: the dots, the bright red letters! Beautiful!

Amy said...

Adorable room..I'm guessing Reese.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

You realized that you're making all us other preggo mommies feel really inadequate! We've got 6 weeks to go and no crib yet, let alone something as well put together as this . . . . sigh.

Ariel said...

Totally awesome!!! YAY! I'm going to take a guess at "Roman" or "Rorrick"? :) OR...."Russell"??? Whatever his name will be, he's going to have one super cute room with his big brother :)

Josh, Melissa and Brynn said...

SOOO cute! I love the garlands and the circle quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

V and Co. said...

oh.my.gosh.
incredible.
love it all.

Elisabeth said...

The boys room is adorable and you know what- I'd leave the bed the wood color. I think it looks really nice how it is and is a good contrast to the other white in the room. The little red rocker is adorable!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Fabulously cute!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Our girls share a room and it really works out well for us.
Looks like you are getting settled in the new home. Good to see for you.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Riley?
Robert?
Reese?
Reed?

Am I getting close? Can't wait to see the little guy! The room looks so cute. The quilts are both adorable. Best of luck. Be sure to post pics of the little fella! Jenn

Jo said...

That room looks AMAZING! Makes me want to get pregnant again even more than usual, just so I can have two of my children in one such lovely room (not that I'll ever get round to making it as fab as you have, but a girl can dream!)

Tracy T. said...

The room looks simply gorgeous! I love both quilts and especially love how the 'coordinate' Hurray for the nesting urge - hope you're feeling healthy and excited for your new boy!
T

Jantine said...

Wow, I really love those colors! And how lucky the walls were a color you loved!

Katy said...

I'm dying over the baby/big boy room. Love the colors of your quilt and the hanging circles. Makes we want to get my circle punch out!

n*stitches said...

I am in love with that circle quilt!! Thank you so much for posting a tutorial!

n*stitches said...

I am in love with that circle quilt!! Thank you so much for posting a tutorial!

Simply Sandy said...

Love this kids' room. Those circles are so awesome. And your quilts are fabulous!

Kerri said...

your boys room is fantastic!! love the line of circles hanging!

Liz Harvatine said...

Really beautiful! I just painted my bedroom gray to get the same effect of bright colors against the cool walls.

Amy said...

Simply gorgeous. I am in love!

dara said...

I love the room. I also have a Ben. i think the R might be Ryan? I have a friend who has a son named Rylan. I like it, unique but not crazy. I love your blog and have started my own. It is very new and I have a whole new respect for bloggers- it is not that easy. Thanks for your inspiration and tutorials.

Tasha said...

Oh my word fabulous. Really. Truly. I am in love. I already LOVE these quilts. Love them. I apsolutly adore the little circles hanging thing. Love it. And those huge letters. Really, do you even know how fabulous you are? you are. I am in love with it all.

Siobhan. Vanessa said...

B is for Beautiful, R is for Ridiculously-cute! What lucky boys. You are the reason I am going to start a quilt this year. I'll let you know how it goes :)
Hope you don't mind but we have shared with our readers - something about garlands that screams happy and reminded us of the fun of an old-fashioned pyjama party. Wishing your boys sweet dreams, peaceful sleep - and the occasional pillow fight!

www.hiphoorayblog.blogspot.com

Laura said...

I LOVE the dot garlands! How creative!!!

Abbey said...

ADORABLE!! Re-doing our boy's room this year, and love these ideas!!
Can I ask if you have a tute on that darling little guy on Ben's bed?! Both mine would LOVE one of those little friends!
Great job!

Amnah said...

Gorgeous.

Farmgirl Susan said...

What a great room! Your quilts are simply gorgeous. I LOVE the colors. You make me want to start one myself - and I don't even know how to sew! :)

Lizinka said...

HI there - this room is utterly gorgeous. Where did you get those amazing letters? I hope you don't mind, I blogged about it on wickednwierd.blogspot.com. I hope your guys enjoy the room :)

PrettySnug said...

What a beautiful room!

We're the Kruses said...

I'm in love with the garland (and the quilts). We're expecting twins in October, and it's the perfect pop of color for over the baby's cribs. What did you use to attach them to the wall?

Related Posts with Thumbnails