Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nursery: Take Two

As I said before, I really struggled with the knowledge that Jack would never really get to live in the nursery that Matt and I prepared for him in the months before he was born. 

When we were looking at places to live, his room was a big factor in choosing the right one.  I really wanted to create a place for him, a special place that was his, and his alone.  We are renting, and as with most rentals, we can't paint the walls of his room, so I had to find an alternative way to personalize his room.  I wanted to stick with the Dr. Suess theme we had done in the old room, so where did I look for inspiration?

His crib sheet!

I went to the craft store to pick up some canvasses, and away we went!

First I tackled Yertle the Turtle...

...and from there it was a piece of cake! 

So without further ado...I give you Jack's (new) nursery.

(Don't mind the double humidifiers by the crib...we have been battling croup.  We are winning by the way)
I love the feeling of making something personal for his room.  Of being able to point out where I accidentally dragged my hand through the paint, the feeling of knowing that, although they aren't retail quality, Jack will be able to keep these and know they are a gift from me. 
The rest of his room is still a work in progress, but the time I have spent on these paintings has been such a balm to the sting of having to leave our old house.  It has healed a lot of the hurt that was still there. 

Obviously the illustrations aren't my own, but each one says "To Jack, Love Mommy" on the back. Maybe I am romanticizing this a little, but I keep picturing dropping Jack off at his dorm room freshman year and hanging these on the wall. (I know, I know, VERY unlikely, but a girl can dream right?)

21 comments:

  1. Bekah, it is with absolute sincerity that I say....I hope you see these one day in his dorm room.....such a sweet, sweet post...and these look amazing by the way!

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  2. The room looks great Bekah... I'm glad you finally got to give Jack the room you wanted him to have.

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  3. Completely aside from the cuteness of his room and how sweet blah blah... I would totally pay money for those pictures and I'm not just saying that! You did a Fantastic job recreating those!!!!!

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  4. You did a FANTASTIC job with those murals! I love them, and his nursery looks so great with them on the walls. Cripes, you could sell those paintings! Great job!

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  5. Bekah you did an AMAZING job! His room is adorable. You should sell those paintings girl!

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  6. Bekah, I had no idea you were so talented, what do you mean not retail quality? Those are spectacular!

    What a beautiful gift for Jack, treasures to be handed down to his children, in the years to come.

    Girl, you rock!

    Jen

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  7. Holy crap girl! I didn't know you were so talented. I can't draw or paint for nothing. My kid would just have finger paint on the wall or something! That is awesome! You should be proud.

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  8. Love it so much sis! Jack will be able to treasure those forever!!!!

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  9. Bekah, those pictures are so beautiful!!! You are so talented! Love it!!! :)

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  10. The paintings are awesome! Great job!

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  11. Holy Shit!! Those are awesome. I tried doing something similar for Chase's room with a boat and a car, but it's nothing like what you did. That's something to be proud of. I would have hung those in my dorm room if my mom painted something like that for me.

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  12. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! I would just like to say "You go MAMA!!!!" Your son is SOOOOO lucky!!!

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  13. wow just an incredible job! You can't even tell you're in a rental! IT's still a very magical place!

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  14. Bekah, how precious for darlin'Jack!! You did an incredible job! People should be paying you to decorate their child's room, hint hint!! Love you so dear niece, Oukie

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  15. Oh my goodness you conquered those canvasses! Love them!

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  16. You are an INCREDIBLE artist. I bet that Jack saves them so he can put them in HIS son's room someday. :)

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  17. BEKAH!!!!! These are amazing...and he will cherish them Im sure!

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  18. I just found your blog via your comment on Lindsey's blog Kindred Spirit Mommy...and I am already in heaven! Love the nursery! And the artwork is amazing! Great job. :)

    bekki1820cb at gmail

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