Two months old today !! Yes, he is !
I have thought I would share the making
of my newborn son's nursery room,
designed by myself with the help of the artistry skills of my husband.
We were able to accomplish the design of this space
at no labor cost to us, except $love$.
I came up with these inspirations,
from his name (Hunter) and his family.
aunt and uncle are National Park Rangers in South Dakota,
while Grandpa Palmer is a bird watcher.
I myself loved my wildlife watching experiences at
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
This demonstrates how the space started
and my husband's initial painting of the walls.
I learned that most Americans have
their own tools for working on their house
and would rather do the carpentry themselves
than hire someone to do it.
It saves them money, there are no worries as to time spent on the project nor are there concerns as to the quality of work done.
We bought the curtains from Walmart including the rods.
The finials were designed like an arrow and were reflective
of our son's name "Hunter".
I utilized two types of rods, one for the underneath sheer curtains
and the other for the heavy curtains and its valance.
The valance was purchased online at BabiesRUs.
They have a variety of selections but I needed something that had
animal characters and an indented rod holder since the
window space is narrower.
We also purchased an animal theme light switch plate,
for some reason I could no longer find the item
on the BabiesRUs online store,
but it looks like this:
Basically, we listed the furniture we needed....a Crib for the baby,
a Rocking Chair for nursing and lullaby,
a Side Table by the rocking chair for a CD player,
baby books, or just a space for the bottle to be placed,
a Futon - a convertible sofa and bed, just in case
I would like to sleep in the night while Dad needs to sleep for work,
an Entertainment Stand for the TV and other displayable items,
a Toy Stand to hold and keep toys,
a Desk for my home office - gives me something to work on
while watching the baby, and a Chair for the desk, of course.
The closet or dresser is also important
but since we had a built-in closet,
we did not have to include them on the list.