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Friday, August 26, 2011

Nursery Reveal: DIY Mobile

There is only one little project left and the nursery will be done!
I've had so much fun putting it together and spending virtually nothing.


I might be biased, but isn't this a sweet space?


This week I finished a fun little mobile to hang over the crib.



Is it still called a mobile if it doesn't move?
It's not a mechanical one, but I guess it does sort of move in the breeze.
  
Anyhow...

Here's how I made it: 

*I found a small branch in the yard
*I spray-painted the branch silver.
(I would have preferred white but I was out and it's an hour to a store that sells spray paint.)


*I punched a million and 6 stars from random blue scrapbook paper


My 2-year-old helped.


*I tied string to the branch in varying lengths (while watching a movie with my man).


* I taped two stars together with the string squished between them
*Repeat the above step until you wish you never saw a little paper star again!
*Then I tied yarn onto the stick, tied the yarn around a thumb tack and poked the tack into the ceiling.


Little man loves it. I caught him staring. 
Right before his Momma came into view, that is!


What's that you're trying to say? 
Stop messing around in my room so I can go to sleep?
Thanks for the pretty mobile, wonderful Mommy?


Here's how it looks from Baby's perspective:


So there you have it!
A free mobile that doubles as art.


I've shown the gallery wall before, but under it and next to the crib is my favorite chair.

It's my nursing nook. ;)
A little table for my Bible and a glass of water for that 5 AM feeding,
a Boppy pillow with a PBKids cover (from my shower for my first baby),
and a set of nesting boxes with baby toys and burp cloths.


One more project, coming soon!
Then I'll take you on a little tour of this sweet little room with a couple good before and after shots. 
And then I'll consider the nursery complete. Ish...


I'm linking to:
Transformation ThursdayThe Shabby Nest





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24 comments:

  1. Such a pretty mobile & GORGEOUS nursery!! Love the board & batten!!

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  2. I love it! I'm so in awe of your creativity.

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  3. This is the sweetest nursery! I am in love with the mobile, the gallery wall, the mouldings, sigh...its beautiful. I found your blog through the shabby nest link party and I'm a new follower!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

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  4. That is so so cute! I love the room. You have done such a nice job!

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  5. What a great idea! It's beautiful and I LOVE the free factor. I'm debating whether I have the patience to attempt this for our next little one... What a lucky little guy you have.

    If you'd like to share this at my link party this weekend, I'd love to have you. Found you via Shabby Nest.

    Krista @ While He Was Napping

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  6. That is beautiful! The whole nursery is so calming and peaceful. What a lucky (beautiful) little girl.

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  7. Ellie, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that mobile!!!

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  8. This is such a sweet mobile, and a beautiful nursery! How sweet that your 2 year old helped you :) And, don't even get me started on that sweet looking bebe :D

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  9. Totally adorable! (The baby AND the mobile. ;)

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  10. I love this!! I want a baby just so I can make this lol.

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  11. You did an amazing job with the mobile. And I think the silver branch looks great (I think white would have been too much). The silver gives it character. :-)

    Keep up the amazing job that you're doing!

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  12. I love that you used a piece of nature in your mobile! I'm filing this idea for future use. Hopefully I can make one before baby #4 arrives!

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  13. The mobile is just amazing! Great job!!

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  14. This is absolutely stunning! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower.

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  15. Love how your nursery turned out! The board and batten, gallery wall, chair... and of course, the mobile. I really wanted to bring a branch into my daughter's room (goes well with her bird/tree theme, too!), but my husband is just a little weird about some things and felt like that would bring bad bugs into our house. I searched for fake branches that actually looked like real branches, but they aren't the same. Yours turned out great!

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  16. What a cute mobile. That must have a lot of movement and I bet your darling baby loves to look at it.

    Thanks for joining the Bunny Hop :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
    (my MAIN blog)

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  17. Very cute and I love the gallery wall. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  18. That's the best mobile idea I've ever seen. Love, love, love it!

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  19. Visiting from kojo designs and LOVE your mobile! Gonna try one for my baby girl's room :) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Ellie the nursery is so gorgeous! And this twig with the stars... awesome idea! And your little baby just makes me wanna one more myself! LOL

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  21. Love love love it! Trying to find a space for this boy coming in two months... but this is so simple (albeit time consuming) and beautiful. I bought K a butterfly mobile from PBK and it's pretty, but I always thought, "I could do that myself!" Luckily people gave me PBK gift cards for the shower. :)

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  22. I love the blue color on the wall of the nursery and I love the stars that hang up there.

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