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Five months late, but who’s counting?

Weston’s nursery is fiiiiiinally finished!

I added a little side table and lamp for the glider, which makes reading stories at bedtime much easier and, well, illuminated.
Green boy nursery with owl mural and orange lamp
I didn’t realize it until I got it home, but I love how the lamp echoes the orange circles in the little mushroom mural. Nothing like a little serendipitous decorating accident!Baby Boy Nursery with Orange Lamp
For months – literally, since before Weston was born – Andy has been planning and working on some picture frames to hang above his dresser.

This turned into one of those projects that probably didn’t save us much money at all and definitely required many hours of effort, but Andy really wanted to learn how to make these, and next time it’ll be much faster, easier and cheaper. (At least, that’s what he tells me!) Plus, there’s no way we could’ve found custom frames exactly the size I dreamed in my head.
Mini gallery wall in a green boy nursery

So, I got to work creating some cheap art. We printed up a few photos but wanted to get creative with the rest of it, so off to photoshop I went!

For the final tiny frame in the center, I took a picture of Weston, cut it out in photoshop, printed it in black and white, and used it as a stencil to cut the shape out of some scrapbook paper. Then I mounted it on another piece of scrapbook paper and voila!
DIY silhouette art on a baby boy nursery gallery wall

Then, I put together these little Bible verses and printed them straight from the computer. I used leftover scrapbooking paper to make a little mat for one of them, and here’s what we got:
Nursery Bible Verse Art: Praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Bible verse nursery art quote: I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord
The top one says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” – it’s one of my favorite verses for Weston. The bottom one says “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I’m so glad to finally have finished this room, now that it’s just about time to update the room for Weston’s toddlerhood. 🙂
Green Baby boy nursery with mini-gallery wall and hand-painted owl in a tree mural

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  1. Hi!

    I just happened upon your blog because I am attempting my own headboard DIY.

    I was so surprised to see that you also have a newborn son named Weston!

    How did you happen upon his name? I named my son Weston after my favorite summer getaway in Weston, VT.

    I love your blog!

    • Very cool shelves!! Love all the dieefrfnt designs. So original, and a great focal point to a room. Books are so beautiful to look at, and when displayed like that well, it makes them rock out loud. Love it!!Lynne

  2. Erika, I LOOOVE to hear about other Westons! I didn't even know there is a town called Weston – very cool!

    I can't remember where I heard it, but it's been my favorite boy name for years. I've got a little blog post about his name that's been dancing around in my head and may be coming soon. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. queenbee1994 says:

    Just found your blog and am in love with all your DIY home improvements. Quick question what program did you create your art work in? I love the white text on the orange background but when I have tried this in the past the white doesnt show up, what am I doing wrong.

  4. Queenbee, we used photoshop. The key with creating art with white text on a colored background in photoshop is to make sure your resolution is high enough, so the text doesn't look blurry. I set mine to 300. You could probably create this in paint if you have it too.

    Are you trying to print white text onto a colored sheet of paper? I had to print it on white paper, so the printer is actually using orange ink, if that makes sense.

    I'm not sure if that's your problem, but I'd love to help try to figure it out! Let me know if that doesn't make sense or doesn't answer the question! 🙂 Good luck!

  5. Can you tell me the name of your paint? I’m on a search for a green for my daughter’s room. Every green I try either looks too minty or like poopy! I am also interested about your tree and owl…I assume that is a decal? The room looks awesome!

    • Thank you! The owl and tree were hand-painted by my mom. (Painstakingly!) I don’t have the paint color anymore. So sorry I can’t help more. Good luck with your daughter’s room!

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