July 18, 2013

Star Wars Inspired Nursery Reveal

Well boys and girls, Baby Brother's nursery is finally complete.  Actually, it's been complete for about two months now with the exception of the cushion cover for the glider.  Did you know that it's damn near impossible to find a replacement cushion for the Storkcraft glider?  Anyway...it's finished and we are in love with it!
I had posted the inspiration for this room back in March and I'm happy to report that we executed it to a T.  From the colors to the artwork to the furniture.  It is exactly what I had in mind, subtle Star Wars.  And a huge thank you goes out to Kristen and Little Laws Prints, how adorable are those prints above the crib?  She executed my idea perfectly!  And I posted a sneak peek on Instagram and tons of people inquired about the bedding, pretty isn't it?  It's from Beyond Bedding and it was exactly what I had in mind when I started thinking about this room.  Simple, classic, and really affordable.

I said all along that I wanted the focus to be more on the colors, grey, orange, and navy with hints of Star Wars thrown into the mix.  Jimmy knew from the moment we found out we were having a boy that he wanted a Star Wars room and I shuttered at the thought.  But after all is said and done I think it's the perfect mix of his taste and mine.

I am glad that Jimmy is such an avid Star Wars fan because I would have been lost with most of this stuff as I know NOTHING about the movies, characters, books, you name it.  I am clueless, no matter how many times Jimmy tries to get me to watch the series with him.

One of my favorite things about this room is the chalkboard closet doors.  Before they were an awful greenish brown {you can see more here} and they were not going to fly in this room.  The chalkboard paint is a total pain in the a$$.  I mean it's runny, it takes a million coats, it smells, but hot damn if I don't love the results!  I imagine writing him sweet little notes each day on it.

The glider was the finishing touch.  I even emailed the company to get a replacement {it was pink gingham} and they wanted to charge me $107 for a cushion, mind you the entire chair and ottoman cost $135.  Not happening, Storkcraft.  Thank God for a crafty aunt and it's like we have a brand new chair.

Yet another print from Little Laws Prints and a piece of fabric framed and my sweet boys profile.  I love this little corner of the room.  I can just imagine rocking him in there every night and sweet baby snuggles.

The mobile might be Jimmy's favorite part of the room.  I don't really know what any of the things hanging from it are, I ask Jimmy every time, but I do think it looks pretty cool.  That counts for something, right?  I only wish it were a little bit bigger.

This area of the room, nearly killed me.  OK not really but see that frame?  I scored it for a really great deal at Hobby Lobby only to come home and break the glass in it 20 minutes later.  Which resulted in me going back to Hobby Lobby, buying a replacement glass only to have Jimmy break it later that night.  Third times a charm, right?  No.  I bought plexi-glass and there you have it.  Also the mat?  Had to be custom cut.  So my hell of a good deal frame actually ended up costing me upwards of $60.  #decoratingfail  But I do love the print and that little chubby Storm Tropper lamp makes me so happy.

And there you have it folks.  A lot of people commented when I posted my inspiration, telling me how there husbands would LOVE if they would let them do this and I'm here to say, do it!  I wasn't thrilled with the idea when Jimmy first mentioned it but now that it's here and done, I love it!  Whether it's Star Wars or a sports team or even hunting, you can make anything acceptable and cute these days.  That's what Pinterest is for!

32 comments:

  1. Very cute! I wish I could go back and redecorate my boys room more creatively like this, his was jungle animals, cute, but not like this!

    Bugs and Beans

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  2. Love it!!! I am so anxious to find out what we are having so I can start planning the nursery!

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  3. This is adorable! You did a great job.

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  4. It looks great! Very unique!

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  5. My husband would love this. Absolutely love. I mean, I love it too and totally want this myself. Yes, I am a Star Wars dork. The mobile is seriously the best part. Looks like on that sucker you've got the Death Star, a Walker, a Tie Fighter, the Millennium Falcon (Han's ship), and lastly, an X- wing. Where is the Imperial Cruiser?! Okay I'm getting out of here before you shun me for being a huge nerd.

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  6. It looks so great! I am obsessing over the glider! Your aunt did an amazing job!!! Is she for hire? Lol. You really pulled off an adorable room with a concept that might have scared the crap out of me- making Star Wars modern and cute. Jealous that you are ready for little ones arrival. Julia is roomless until we move, so for now I just stalk Pinterest :) great job!

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  7. Absolutely LOVE it! You did an awesome job!

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  8. This looks awesome! I love nurseries that don't look very babyish and this is the perfect room for him to grow into! What a fun idea!

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  9. I love this!! Very cute! would love you to check my blog out at www.GloriOnline.com and follow back!

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  10. Turned out great! So different than most nurseries (on a good way)!

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  11. So cute!!! perfect for the baby brother to be :)

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  12. Super cute. I have a couple girlfriends who are obsessed with Star Wars and are married...I think I'll share this with them to give them some future inspiration.
    Our Fairy Tale

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  13. Wow this is totally amazing!! I'm a geek girl, so Star Wars is kinda my thing.

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  14. It looks soooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!

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  15. That turned out so cute! I love me some Star Wars...I'm such a geek :)

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  16. Very cute! Love the lamp! My husband would be very jealous! :o)

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  17. Looks awesome!!! If this baby wasn't a girl in my belly, I think my hubby would vote for you to come do our nursery!

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  18. Love it all, especially the colors! And, it doesn't scream baby so hopefully you'll be able to keep the Star Wars theme once he's a little older too. Awesome job!! Thank god for Pinterest!

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  19. I love it! It all came together so great. I'm actually looking for navy curtains for my little boys room and wondering where you got yours from.

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  20. Okay...maybe it's my age but I LOVE it! I grew up with Star Wars and this is just adorable! :)

    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE it Shannon! You did a freaking great job!!!!

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  22. Wow, I'm super impressed!!! Not over the top grotesque Star Wars stuff, just enough to get the point across! And those colors, just what I wanted to do for our nursery. Sigh, someday... :)

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  23. I would have also cringed at the thought of Star Wars theme but this is adorable!!!

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  24. I don't know anything about Star Wars but it looks cute! :)

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  25. Girl this looks so fantastic! Hope the remaining weeks/days are as restful and fun as they can be with K!

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  26. super cute!
    i hate our nursery. that feeling haunts me.

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  27. so cute! and your frame story sounds like the story of my life...people say, "it happens to everyone!" but I think it happens to us a little more often than everyone else:-P

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  28. I love love LOVE this! I saw that lamp on a sample sale site and I SO wanted to get it! :)

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