Saturday, May 30, 2009

Semi-Homemade Pirate Nursery - Where You Live Friday

Some of y'all have seen G-man's pirate nursery, so I'm adding a few extra pics! It's time for Nurseries on Kelly's Korner, so welcome to those of you haven't seen it. And either way, I hope you like it! My hubby Mr. Fix-It is a home builder and homes are our hobby. G-man's pirate nursery was soooo fun to do!

For G's room, we wanted big drama on a reduced budget (this damn recession!) . After spending too much on Big Sister's crib set, I picked a bumper from PBK and just bought solid sheets/crib skirt to go with it - done. From that, we decided to go nautical.... but with a PIRATE feel!

My favorite part of the room is the gigantic pirate ship over his crib (do you see a tiny g-man in the crib?!) It's a 5 feet long white vinyl decal and I worked with Camary at Hums and Tiddely Poms on Etsy to get it just how I envisioned. The Everythings came over last summer to help put it up. Vinyl decals are super easy to put up and super cheap. This one took up a huge wall and cost $50. And it's removable, which is important because we move alot, and the next people might not be into pirates. ;) You can get a vinyl decal to go with anything! Just go to etsy.com and search for: vinyl decal owls, sports, ladybugs, whatever!!
I have to give Mr. Fix-It alot of credit.... it was his idea to put up the beadboard (it's great because, as a builder, he sees alot of cool things and brings the ideas home!) I wanted to paint the walls navy blue and the beadboard white - lots of contrast!



Here is a 2wk old baby g on the changing table. I worked with Shelley at SingleStoneStudios on this Pirate's Life decal. Visit her here at her shop and tell her Elaine sent you!



This captain's wheel and oar are totally semi-homemade (just ignore the humidifier on the dresser!). I just bought them unfinished (for cheap!) at Michael's, took them out to the garage, and spray painted them with white glossy paint. Done! Speaking of spray paint... that dresser was Mr. Fix-It's as a kiddo! It was oak (we hate oak, sorry!) with awful hardware... he spray painted it black when Big Sister was on the way, we bought nickel knobs, and done! Totally new look!

And a few of the special pics in his room..... A belly shot of me with Big Sister:


And another shot from my maternity pics. I'm telling you... if you're in the Dallas area and looking for a photographer, Kristie took super NON-photogenic me and took THE best pics I've had in my life. And I was abou 9 months pg. She rocks! (Oh, and tell her I sent you - often she's running a referral program that would benefit us both!




Then, here are a few more details.... 3buttonsn2bows worked with me on the pirate night light, pirate trashcan, and the drawer pulls for the changing table (pirate ships, compass, parrot, treasure chest!). She caters to alot of the typical nursery themes.



Um, ignore that the trashcan is FULL! ;)




One of the drawer pulls - a pirate ship!


This rocking chair was Mr. Fix-It's dad's rocking chair. Maybe even his dad's dad's.... it's awesome that it's been given to use and we cherish it!



And finally - play time!!


How perfect is this cute toy? My aunt and uncle gave it to us when I was pg with G-man.... a little cement truck! I love it! (And there are 4 more construction vehicles - we'll have to collect 'em!)




Now to finish.... I'm on the hunt for some pirate fabric. I'm going to stretch it over a canvas, possibly have Mrs. Everything do some embroidery on it (G-man's Treasure Map or something!), and hang it over the rocker.Thanks for looking at baby G-man's room! I'd love to see pics of your kids' rooms (we move every 2 years, so I'm always looking for the next thing!) Email them to me at oursemihomemadelife at yahoo dot com!

Also, if you liked G-man's nursery, check out his Big Sister's Preppy Big Girl Room! More Semi-Homemade decorating.

For more of my Where You Live Friday tour, check out my:






ETA:
Part of Tip Junkie's Talk to me Tuesday! :)

21 comments:

Michelle said...

I love your nursery! You have great ideas.

Myra said...

Super cute! I love all the decals! They look great!

*kimmie* said...

AH! So stinking cute! Of course I expected nothing short of spectacular coming from you!

TheFancyFritter said...

What a FUN room! It is so cute & creative! I have actually seen alot of cute pirate fabric at Hancock's fabrics lately! Great room! :)

Bre said...

You are just too precious! I love your ideas! What a totally adorable room. I love it!

Three under Three said...

This room is soooo cute~ Don't you just love decals! Glad I found your blog! My husband wants to try Bead Board at some point...

Creepy Mommy said...

I ADORE your nursery! The decals are just awesome. Argh!

The Baby Cove said...

SUCH a great nursery. The color and theme is just perfect. Great job!

pumpkinpatches said...

The character that is in your room is awesome!!!!!! I love the idea, I might have to use it if I have another boy!!!
-Ash-

Jessica Turner said...

This is ADORABLE!

Bec said...

Super-cute room!

Cara said...

What a great nursery! I love all the little details that really make it come together, like the knob pulls and decals!

Emily said...

I stumbled upon your blog when I googled "Nautical nursery decorating ideas." I am due with my 1st child (a boy) in March. I decide on the Nautica "Jack" bedding, but needed design ideas in a bad way! Thank you so much for providing some. I love everything you did. I was thinking about painting the room navy & white and using beadboard, but my husband isn't sold on the idea. Maybe if I show him some of your pictures he'll come around!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh my gosh I love love love his nursery! If I have a boy next Im so stealing your ideas!

Anonymous said...

OMG - I love this nursery! I found your blog by searching for "navy paint decor". Would you tell me which brand of paint and which color you used?!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Anon - I hope you see my response, I don't have any way of getting in touch with you! :)

It's Pittsburgh Paint... Star Spangled... in SATIN FINISH... My hubby - builder extrordinaire! - insists you use a satin finish, okay? ;)

The Bowlins said...

I absolutely love the nursery! I'm due in December and we're doing baby M's nursery in pirates. Where did you get the toy pirate in the crib?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

SuperCute- Do you happen to remember where you got the fabric or purchased the changing pad cover? I haven't been able to find anything as fun and simple as that fabric...thanks!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Anonymous - Thanks! :) That changing pad cover was from Target in spring 2008... they did a sweet sailboat theme that year and most of the stuff didn't really work with the pirate theme. ;) Maybe search ebay?

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so cute! love everything about this room~

salman santo said...

I love the chalkboard speech bubble and the single large letter monogram! kids wall decals

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