Clark’s Room

Had a really great (tiring) weekend in Pittsburgh with Bob’s family.  SO many firsts for Clark, so I’ll give the trip its very own post.  I wanted to post Clark’s nursery before we left but I just got so busy with prepping for the road trip that I didn’t have time.  So tah-dah!

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Clarks room is the smallest of the three bedrooms upstairs.  We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl so we went gender-neutral.  Although, now it’s hard to see this as a girl’s room.

The walls are Glidden Spring Green and I forget what the ceiling color is.  I’ll have to look that up.

I made the curtains and the changing pad cover.  After sleeping in a room this weekend with black-out blinds, I think I’m going to have to buy some black-out fabric to sew to the back of the curtains.

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My older sister made the bunting flags and the quilt.  I can’t even explain how perfect they are.  Modern, same color scheme, but not too matchy-matchy.  They were just exactly what the room needed.  Plus, I use the quilt to take Clark’s monthly photos.

I DIY-ed the “art” above the crib.  The small frame is actually a card we got from a friend after we told her I was pregnant.  The larger frame is just a piece of fabric (leftover from the Boppy cover that Bob sewed – yes, I said Bob 🙂  LOVE that my hubby can use a sewing machine!) with a free printable centered on it from this site.  (I plan on re-printing it onto card stock just as soon as we get around to buying some.)

The dreamcatcher was a gift from a woman who works for my father-in-law.  She’s half Native American and made it herself.  She also gave us a handmade quilt and information on otters.  Apparently, that’s what Clark is!  Isn’t that so cool?

The mobile was a gift from Bob’s cousins.  They got it from a really cool store in Annapolis.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  So boyish and cool for Clark to look up at as he falls asleep.

I made the crib skirt, but it’s only two-sided, I’m going to post about that soon too.

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This chair…I’m SO PROUD of this chair.  Bob and I reupholstered it ourselves!  (Will post about it as well)  I nurse Clark in this chair at night and rock him to sleep in it for naps and bedtime.  It’s comfy and is just very special to me.

The bookshelves are these Ikea spice racks just painted white.  We need one or two more with all the books we’ve been gifted, but I love them!

The stool Bob made in shop class when he was in junior high school.  There’s a few other sentimental things in the room that either he or I made when we were young.  It feels so good to pass those things on to our son (and future kids).

The frames above the dresser are just Ikea frames filled with these really cool printed rice papers that my mom got from Korea.

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Blocks from Lad of Nod and a teddy bear Bob got me when we were dating.

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We may live in Bird Land, but this baby will be raised a Steelers fan!

I don’t consider the room “finished”.  There’s still some areas I’m sure will get switched up as time goes by, but I love this room!  It’s so bright and cheery and fun!

Eventually I’ll post about:

  • How we reupholstered the chair
  • How to make the changing pad cover
  • How to make the crib skirt (I’m still tweaking it)
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