Vintage Car Nursery

I hope everyone had a wonderful three day weekend. I had the pleasure of completing a virtual I-Design for a little boy on the way. I hosted a private contest for a breastfeeding support group that I once was an active member of. I love these group of ladies. They helped me tremendously during my breastfeeding stage with my son. I nursed him for 14 months and I could not have done that without the support of this group. If you live in the Northeast area of Houston, and are considering breastfeeding, please visit Kingwood Medical Center. The list of times for the group meeting can be found here.

The couple that won had just purchased a new home and have a son on the way. They decided to use their existing baby furniture set from their first child. They told me that they wanted green, blue, and grey as the colors. The Mom told me that I must incorporate vintage cars especially Mustangs since the Dad likes to re-build old ones.

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Here is the design that I came up with. I had so much fun designing with this theme. Stay tuned for the reveal.

Vintage Car Nursery

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Contact me  if you would like a custom  I-Design for any room in your office or home. 

 

 

 

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“Shower” themed Baby Shower


Hi All! I am a little late with this post but since it’s April and its raining outside right now..you know April showers bring May flowers (hee hee), I am sharing my newest nephew’s baby shower. The shower was back in November and Garlon Jr (GJ) is 3 months old now. He is so stinkin adorable that I can eat him up.

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My sister wanted a traditional “shower” theme, so we started brainstorming ideas and “pinned” several images.

We were inspired by this shower by the Miss now Mrs Borsa blog that we found on pinterest. You should definitely check out this blogger and her baby shower post. She has so many images of  her shower with links to resources that will make your next shower planning a piece of cake.

So back to my sissy’s shower, I was in charge of …you guessed it, the decor.  I wanted the dessert table to stand out because well..baby shower desserts are the cutest and that’s what most people want, at least that’s what I want. Give me sugar!!! For the dessert table, I made an ombre’ rainy day backdrop out of drop cloth and paint.

Ombre Backdrop Details:

Supplies: canvas drop-cloth, plastic drop-cloths, blue paint (I used Sherwin Williams Jetstream flat paint), white paint, paint brush, polyurethane spray

Directions:

1. Lay the drop cloth on the plastic drop cloth (the paint can leak through so you may want to do this outside)

2. Divide the cloth into 3 parts by marking with a pencil. Do not tape off because you want the colors to bleed into each other to create the ombre effect.

3. Paint the top section with the darkest blue color, then  add a little white paint to the lighten color then paint the next section overlapping the first section by 2 inches.

4. Your last section you will add white paint to the paint used in step 3.

5. Let dry then spray it with the polyurethane spray.

I think it all came together very well. And my sister and her fiance were very pleased. My soon to be brother in law told me “You killed the decorations.” I am so happy they loved it.

So I you noticed that I said my sister’s boyfriend at the beginning of the post and then I called him her fiance at the end? Well that’s because they got engaged at the end of the shower. At the very end of opening all the gifts her boyfriend said, “Wait, there’s one more gift”, he then got on his knees and proposed. A perfect ending to a perfect day. I am so happy for them.

 

 

Whimsical Gender Neutral Nursery

This is officially my first blog. Well, here it goes!

I decided to share my son’s nursery from my first house. This was the first nursery for the Pearson household. It all started with a vision of a mural that I had. I did not know the gender so I wanted something colorful but gender neutral. I decided to incorporate animals and shapes in contrasting colors to help increase my baby’s vision development.

Taken from this article on Parents.com

Young children only really detect bold, primary colors; they probably discern reds and greens best, followed by blues and yellows,” says Lise Eliot, PhD, author of What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. That’s one good reason to deck out the nursery and choose infant toys in primary colors rather than pale pastels.

We chose blue as the primary color because my husband and I both loved blue. We felt it was also a soothing color so it was the perfect backdrop for the mural. I also wanted the mural to be whimsical and fun with winding branches, colorful leaves, shapes and animals.

The nursery was budget friendly. We purchased the changing table, side table, bookshelves, and books at garage sales and resale shops. The chandelier was taken from my dining room and given a new look with some paint, drum shades, and ribbon. The mural was very economical to paint. I used mostly sample paint and quarts of paint. The mural costs me about $30. That’s what you would pay for a decal these days and that is usually one tree and one animal. My advice is to Have fun and let your imagination run wild.

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Here’s a fun video from True Value about the consequences of choosing the wrong color for your nursery.

If you are having trouble deciding on color for your nursery, this is another great article.