Friday, February 14, 2014

Judah's Room & a Free Nursery Printable!

Judah's room has been my project this last week. There are still a few more touches that I'm working on, but so far it's coming together nicely. It all started with a phrase that I really wanted to get hung on the wall: "The days are long, but the years are short." And somehow creating a print for the wall became an entire room makeover. Typical, huh? Here's what Judah's room looked like when we moved in:

I am not opposed to blue walls, but this color blue was incredibly vibrant. And blue. Haha, maybe I am opposed to blue walls. ;) I knew it had to go. For some reason, I also became fixated with the idea of a striped accent wall in his room. In hindsight, it really makes sense. Judah's room is the smallest one, and the horizontal stripes actually help to make it seem larger than it really is.

Here's a picture of the stripe painting process, for anyone who's interested. There are so many great stripe painting tutorials online, so I'm not going into detail. But I will attest to what worked for me: I used a level to draw the lines for where I was going to tape. And once the tapes were on, I painted over the edge of them with the base color... that sealed the tape so that there was no bleeding when I painted the stripes. I was skeptical and thought I would probably be peeling off tape to find a wobbly, messy disaster, but the lines are perfect! The whole room is painted with Olympic's Whispering Wind, and the stripes are Valspar's Ultra White.

David and I both really like simple, clean rooms... not a lot of clutter. There are a few things hanging above Judah's crib, and the rug is a quilt that I made for him before he was born.

There's a free printable version of the poster at the end of this post. Underneath, a simple bookshelf with books and toys, and the rocking chair in which we spend those restless nights cuddling. And, of course, his drum. He loves his drum. :)

I like to have this picture of him when he was just a few weeks old hanging on the wall too... also helps me remember how quickly the time is passing and soak up every minute with him.

If you'd love the reminder of this sweet quote on your wall too, I have included a printable below. I had mine printed at Staples as a 24" x 36" engineer print. It looks good on the wall, but there are some slight imperfections in the quality up close, so I have not included the file here to download. I would be happy to email the larger file to you, though, if you want to use it. Just email me at Mandy(at)Mandipidy(dot)com and let me know that you want the large file.

This printable is 8x10 and ready to be printed on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. You can download below. Enjoy!


Beth @ The Goad Abode said...

I love it- the colors and simplicity!

Charity said...

I love how the paint transformed the room, and the overall simplicity. What a sweet printable! =)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Beautiful! Love the new wall color and your beautiful nursery!