The Little Man Cave

This has definitely been my favorite project to date! My creative juices were in full swing while designing our little guy's nursery. From painting, to sewing, to mounting antlers... I enjoyed every ounce of effort I put into making his nursery special.

I knew from the beginning that I wanted the nursery to be gray and yellow, but when we found out our little wiggle worm was a boy, I sought to make the nursery "manly"... in a little boy kind of way anyways. Since daddy is an outdoorsman, I brought a little of the outdoors in. Daddy has fondly dubbed it "The Little Man Cave."

I started by designing an antler mobile... My father-in-law graciously donated the antlers. 

If you are interested in how I created the antler mobile click here.

I painted a silhouette of a "monster buck" on a 16x20 canvas.

If you had asked me 5 years ago if I thought I would be boiling antlers on my stove, I would have thought you were crazy! But the things I will do for the men in my life... hehe... My dad made the plaques that the antlers are mounted on, and I then spray painted everything white. If you can not tell, I believe white spray paint takes everything from "rugged" to baby appropriate :)

When my hubby and I were dating, we would sing "You are my sunshine" as loud as we could and VERY off key! It is a fond memory from our dating days... I designed these cute pictures in Photoshop and framed them. LOVE how they turned out!

One of the most time consuming and rewarding projects I had for the nursery was the bedding set. I could not find a bedding set that I liked, so I ventured to make my own and I was very please with the result! I made a tiny quilt, 2 crib sheets, and a crib skirt. You can find the patterns I used at this website.

I love the nursery, and I love the little guy that will be spending his time sleeping and playing in it! I think Max is a fan of the nursery too!!! :)

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