Monday, March 21, 2011

What's Hanging & Baby Name Revealed

We've made so much progress around the nursery and it's basically complete! I'm sorry I haven't updated you all in a week . . . I've just been busy wrapping things up at my job before I go out on maternity leave.

I'm due on Thursday of this week and I am trying to work right up until I deliver so that I can take my time off with the baby.  I get 12 weeks, and I'd like all 12 to be at home with him, rather than sitting around the house waiting . . .

I figured I'd share what we've hung on the walls this week in the nursery.  I tried to incorporate things that were meaningful and not just random art work from Target.

So first, I bought a shelf from AC Moore and had Jason prime it and paint it Valspar's "Honeymilk".

Then, he drilled holes and put the same drawer pulls in that we used on the dresser.

My mom dug out my old baby shoes and we placed them on the shelf.

Along with this bear that I knitted for the baby.

And I found this adorable sign at TJ Maxx for only $4.99.

We hung up one of his little sweatshirts on the middle hook.

For my baby shower, my mother in law and her boyfriend purchased our Pottery Barn bassinet for us . . . but since it was on back order, she drew this beautiful picture to let us know it was coming soon.  It was too thoughtful and beautifully illustrated to throw away or stuff in a drawer somewhere, so I framed it as a keepsake.

I also finally took the time to figure out how to use my new Silhouette machine and I made this alphabet art.  I printed the letters from the baby's name in brown  . . . and  no, his name is not "Ahno."  Can you unscramble them to decipher his name?

Well in case you didn't figure it out,  here is his name in vinyl on the wall.  The frame was a junking find from last summer and Jason painted it in Valspar's "Honeymilk" to match the shelf.   You can see it in it's original color here where we used it to decorate for Halloween.

I'm so happy we finally settled on a name!  And that's what we have hanging around on the walls of the nursery.   I might add a couple more pictures if I can get it together before he arrives, but I'm not sure. I don't want to clutter the space either. 

Oh, and Jason's been one busy boy finishing our bedroom wall and painting our downstairs bathroom.  I think "nesting" has hit him too.   Stay tuned!


  1. Stephanie! I cant wait to see Noah! That bassinet is going to be soo beautiful. Valspar honeymilk is a great white to use. Its one of my favorites:) The room is adorable. I know you can't wait til he comes and the way you are working around the house sounds like he could come tonight!

  2. Great name and great room! The drawing of the bassinet is just beautiful and I love the bear you made. Wishing you an easy delivery and a beautiful healthy baby!

  3. Lots of good wishes Stephanie. And the name is perfect! That drawing is fabulous: hope you will keep that even after the bassinet arrives!

  4. Noah is a lovely name Stephenie and the nursery is looking wonderful. I just caught up with our last few posts and I love the cupboard makeover! I pray that everything goes well for you and that Noah arrives without a problem, can't wait to meet him. xx

  5. I can't wait to see Ahno. Just kidding - I love the name Noah. I like the subliminal influence you are trying to have over little Noah with the 'dream' sign. Good luck with that! The whole nursery is so cute and just needs a baby in it now.

  6. Love it all!! What a sweet meaningful room for Noah to call his first home! I decorated my baby's room with primarily meaningful items as well, and I'm so glad I did. It's one of my favorite rooms in my house. I hope Noah joins you soon!

  7. Hi hun, its me again:) lol I used paint to make the distress marks. I tried sanding to distress but that didn't turn out how I wanted it to.

  8. Wow the room is looking awesome :)
    Gorgeous name too :)

  9. Yea! Thursday is so soon! I hope everything goes well, quick and painless;-) Sorry, all that stuff is on my mind as the weeks begin to dwindle away. I am going to do a full reveal of our baby room either later today or tomorrow. I love seeing yours almost done!

  10. hmmm: thought I had filled in my email: I'm testing it now!

  11. Love, Love, Love it. Can't wait to see him. His Room looks Amazing. And Love your baby shoes. I have mine, my daughters and my mothers in my china cab.

  12. Stephenie,

    The room looks amazing. I love all the personal touches you added. Your mother-in-law is such a talented artist. Do you have an old (small) toy of Jason's you could add to the shelf? Noah is a beautiful and strong name. I am excited to 'meet' him!

    Your Friend,


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