Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nursery Details: Vintage maps and the other fine details

In today's intallment of the series, I'll share some sources and details to tie everything together.


In yesterday's post, in addition to breaking down my paper airplane mobile project, I also mentioned the source for the maps that I used for the planes. Given the plethora of printables available from The Graphics Fairy, I was also able to find some really cool vintage maps to use as artwork around the room.



Fantastic, right?!

The above maps, coupled with some cheap Ikea frames, and our budget room was well underway.

We also added a few pictures (A picture of the Mister, the pups, and I, two newborn picture of the Mini-Mister, a maternity picture, and a few ultrasound prints), a 'travel advice' frame from the guests of my baby shower - with a picture from the shower itself, and a gorgeous name print that we received as a gift after the Mini-Mister was born.


We used two paint colours for the entire room. The two short walls were done in solid grey and the two long walls were done with white and grey thick stripes.

The colours used were;

  • Para Paints, P2112-01 mennonite grey tint 2

  • Para Paints, P2118-00 crysler hall white

(both images from Para Paints)


I've already told you all about the RAST hack, but what about the rest of the furniture?

It's all Ikea!! Well, basically. Everything purchased was from Ikea + one vintage family rocking chair and one custom built-in.

The single bed and dresser are from the Hemnes series in antique stain (which is no longer available). I also used the same brass pulls from Lee Valley as the RAST on the HEMNES dresser as well.

The crib is the GULLIVER series, from Ikea as well.

Those are the fine details that stand out the most in the space and I think that should help pull everything together to cap off the series. If there are any other questions about something you noticed in the reveal that you'd like to know about, please feel free to drop me a line!

Finally, I just wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of love for this room! We still adore it, and are completely floored and equally as flattered by the positive response, so THANK YOU so much!!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nursery Details: Paper airplane mobile (made from vintage maps)

Next up in the nursery details series is the paper airplane mobile.

I was inspired by Pinterest (again!), which just proves how invaluable it really was during the whole process; from design to execution.



Of course, the one that totally sold me (read:pushed me over the edge) -


I'm just going to ask; 'Is that not the coolest thing EVER?'

I love the vintage-y feeling bike rim, the comic book pages... really, it's just awesome! Furthermore, it really got my creative juices flowing. Planes, paper or otherwise, very much fit the theme of our room and what if, instead of comic book pages I used vintage atlas pages? Pure gold!

Off I went in search of a vintage atlas that I could maim, but found nothing that I was happy with. Luckily, I follow a blog called;

...where you can find many different printables, for any variety of projects. Vintage clip art, ephemera, maps, and all kinds of other fun stuff.

To that end, look what I found on there that would be perfect for my project -


I printed a bunch of the above maps and sat down to get to work. It was around that time that I realized I had no idea how to make a paper plane! If you also need instructions I used these;

An embroidery hoop with various lengths of string placed equally around it and a little hot glue in the gravitational centre of the planes, and a paper plane mobile was born!

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