Friday, May 29, 2009

Luke's Nursery... work in progress STILL

So it is "Show us where you live Friday: Children's Rooms and Nurseries" Here is our nursery-in-progress...
This is the view as you are approaching Luke's nursery. We have many curious animals and I had to come up with a creative way to keep them out without keeping the door shut at all times.... SCREEN DOOR! Woo hoo! Now they can all gather and watch!
This is just inside the door. I am still trying to decide if I actually like the rug. It ended up being too big for the room, so I turned it this way and stuck it under the crib.

I was browsing the mall and found these metal safari animals at Kirkland's. I used the leftover paint from the room to outline each of the frames.

This is the inside of the secretary that we are using for the baby stuff. He has lots of tiny shoes and socks so far. Each of the drawers holds important items. He has quite a collection of pacis and bibs already!

This is the secretary closed up. It was a wedding present from my Nanny. It has always been displayed prominently in all of our homes. It weighs a ton (literally)! We have never actually "used" it for anything other than storage. We thought it would be very special to use it for our first baby. As soon as Luke is able to bring harm to it, it will move to my room as a home for my laptop! We are waiting to purchase a glider to go somewhere on this wall. I painted the little wall hook thing and my friend Lindsey found this super-cute onesie on Etsy and I immediately purchased it.

I posted some pictures at the beginning of my blog of Luke's room so far. We have since decided to do some updating and I am glad to share them with you courtesy of Kelly's Korner. I still have to make the valence for his window and add the rickrack and trim to his crib skirt. I haven't found the right fabric just yet for the rest of the window treatments! Check back again when I post the finished nursery!


  1. Very nice! I like the paint colors.

  2. What an adorable nursery ... and that secretary is amazing! I love it ... and thanks for the screen door idea! I have a kitty VERY interested in crib sleeping so that just might be a great solution! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

    Rebekah and her girls!

  3. The screendoor totally cracked me up! Whatever works, ha!! I love the room, really like the safari animals over the crib and the rug. Great job :)

  4. Shana! It looks great! You are doing a great job with it! I didn't know that you bought the onesie because I showed it to you..I thought you had already seen it! haha!!

  5. I love finding a girls blog from TN, and I lived about 45 minuted southeast from you!! I miss it tons!! This room is awesome and will be great when you are done!! I love what you have picked out!!

  6. I love your rug and the animals hanging above the crib - so adorable!

    I live in Murfreesboro, and my and brother, sis-in-law and 1 yr old niece live in Clarksville! He is a lieutenant at Ft. Campbell.

    I hope that you're enjoying your pregnancy. My son is 16 months old, and it's so amazing how fast they grow up! :) Best wishes to you!

  7. WOW!! I love his room....GREAT JOB!! Those animal art pieces from Kirklands are awesome! Looks fabulous! thanks for sharing :)

  8. So Cute! My sons nursery was safari too! paintings are my fave

  9. Cute room. I love the stripes at the top!