Decorating the nursery for this sweet babe is the most fun and intimidating thing I’ve ever done. I’ve never started from scratch in a room and decorated it exactly how I want to (hence why I still use the dresser that was in my own nursery as a baby). There are just so many options, but also not so many because there’s these little things like a relatively small room and an even smaller budget. But I’ve got some fun ideas in the works and I plan to share them on here as projects get finished.
First of all, what’s the theme?? Good question. I would describe it as a kind of adventurer theme with touches of tribal and geometric prints. That’s the plan anyway. And it’s gender neutral because we’re those weirdos who are waiting for the ultimate surprise :) so there has been a lot of time spent on Pinterest scoping out ideas. A lot of time. I should probably stop. But I can’t.
But Pinterest led me to this wonderful little mobile DIY that can be found at here.
I really followed the tutorial pretty closely but I thought I would share my cell phone pictures to try to compete with the professional ones you can find in the other tutorial :)
It’s kind of tribal but also kind of cool and modern. I love it. And even with buying all the materials, it was way cheaper than buying a mobile.
I started out by painting the tips of the feathers gold on both sides. Then I wrapped the gold ribbon around the ring in what was supposed to be a more random pattern but actually ended up pretty symmetrical. I’m just an accidental perfectionist, what can I say ;) I glued each point that I wrapped the ribbon because it was sliding all over the place when I pulled it tight.
I really like it hanging in the window though. And there’s a little sneak peak of the crib. It’s actually white, not a natural wood finish like it kind of looks here. Darn that cell phone camera!
More nursery updates to come for sure. I definitely picked the easiest craft to start with!
As a side note, growing a human is kicking my butt these days. My whole body just aches, especially my lower back and stomach. I am happy that I get to be experiencing it, but it’s tough. And I’m only halfway!