Nursery Update: Too Much Cuteness!

Remember when I painted this nursery mural for our friends Erin and Charley a few weeks back?

Well, they have put the finishing touches on the room and it looks SO cute! It's full of personal, handmade touches that make it such a happy place. Future big sisters Avery and Emily love showing off the room, and I think the whole family likes to spend time in there. Now all the room needs is baby Reiter! (He should be here any minute now...)

This is a small room, so they made use of every spare inch. Check out the great storage solutions in the closet! The daybed boasts hidden storage, too, filled to the brim with adorable tiny baby clothes.

They scored this crib at a garage sale for $75! Great deal, right? It goes so well with the daybed, too.

This polka dot curtain with the oar curtain rod is one of my favorite things about the room. Charley found that oar a long time ago, and they finally found the perfect place to use it. Erin's mom made the curtain herself. She also took apart the bedding comforter to make the valance above the window. Here's a detail view of the oar:

One of Erin's friends sewed that adorable Reiter pillow on the rocking chair, and it looks perfect in the room. Another friend made this really clever flower arrangement out of baby socks. So cute!

Another one of my favorite details has been hung above the door:

I couldn't resist snapping a picture of the crib bedding that served as the inspiration for the whole room (and the tiny clothes)!

I can't wait for baby Reiter to make his big arrival! (He was kicking so hard that I could see it through her shirt today. As a non-mommy, it totally freaked me out. Haha!)

I'm sharing this over at Thrifty Decor Chick!

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*Oh baby!*

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  1. Super cute!! Love the nursery but I'm a sucker for birch trees, too! I just started a new party for kids decor and would love for you to join! Here is a direct link: http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesdays-nursery.html

    I'd also be really interested in a mini tutorial on how you painted the trees - maybe I missed it? I'd also love to add this to my gallery of nurseries - let me know if that's ok. Coming from Creative Bloggers Party (I co-hosted with SJ), nice to meet you!

  2. @Nan @ Playful Decor

    Hi Nan! Thank you for inviting me to your party. I linked up my nursery murals! You're welcome to add this to your gallery of nurseries- I'd be honored!

    I don't really have a tutorial on how to paint the trees– I just freehanded them. I do have a tutorial for the 3d flowers I put on the trees, if that helps. http://www.thehappyhomebodies.com/2011/01/free-modern-wall-art-part-ii.html

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  4. How fun! I love the oar too. Thanks for linking up to Roomspiration today, I'm a new follower! :)

  5. Oh my gosh, Baby Reiter is going to be one lucky guy! All the sweet little touches and fun patterns, that will always be a room that you love! (c: Thanks for linking up, glad I found you!

  6. Just came over from the All Things Bright & Beautiful link party. This room is gorgeous and your mural is lovely!

  7. So cute I want to have another baby! I love the colors, the curtain rod, the window treatment, and the tree. I love everything!

  8. How darling!! I love the polka dots...and everything else. Even as a mommy, the pre-birth kicking thing totally freaks me out too.

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