Before I jump into my post, can I just tell you how awesome each and every one of you is? This front porch thing really works. Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. They mean more to me than you’ll ever know. You guys seriously made me cry (granted that isn’t too hard these days with my whacked-out hormones), but still you get the idea. It’s nice to know I’m just being a dork with my insecurities, and also nice to know you guys understand my crazy life and my wanting to be the best mom I can be. Why do we as women beat ourselves up over such silly things? Thank you for your support and reassurances. You guys are the best readers, and it boosted my spirits so much to hear from you. I can’t tell you thank you enough, but once more, THANK YOU!
I think a room comes to life when you put things up on the walls. Ready to see what I did for the walls in Ryker’s nursery?
Let’s start with the corner – the shadow boxes and initial.
I started out with these.
The shadow boxes were from Target several years ago, and the initial is from Hobby Lobby ($5 when 50 % off). Spray paint to the rescue. I used Valspar Mediterranean for the initial, and I did the shadow boxes just like the nursery furniture – Krylon Dual Ivy Leaf and Ralph Lauren Tobacco glaze.
The rest of the wall décor was inspired by things I saw on Pinterest.
It’s a 16”x20” poster. I just printed it at my local Sam’s Club, which changed the colors a little bit, but it still works.
I found a frame at my local thrift store, then once again turned to my BFF (spray paint) and painted it white.
The wall decals I first saw HERE by Taryn at Design, Dining, & Diapers. I bought them on Etsy from designed DESIGNER. She was able to create a custom order for my wall since I only needed the top half of the wall (from the chair rail up). I was happy about this because it was considerably cheaper.
It adds so much character to the room and I LOVE it!!!
I absolutely loved the way Taryn arranged the decals, so I did mine EXACTLY the same, right down to the extra branch and bird coming off the window.
Can you just see how this room is coming together? It’s so exciting for me!
Just a couple more things and I’ll be able to show you the room in it’s entirety. Stay tuned!