Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cash's "Crib"

Well, here is Cash's finished room...for the most part. We still have a couple of things that need to be added, but for now, we are considering it "checked off the list".

Many have asked why we chose the "vintage music/guitar" theme, and it really all started when I saw Conn's guitars sitting in our office one day. It just sort of came to me. I kept telling my mom that I had it all figured out in my head, but it just needed to come to life. Well, it did, and it is everything I dreamed it would be. I love it! It was so fun to decorate for a boy after being engulfed by pink for over 4 years! :)

So, here is the big reveal. No more "sneak peeks", I promise. :)

This is the view to the left, when you walk into his room.

This is the same iron bed that both of the girls had slept in, but we spray painted it black. We bought the bumper from Pottery Barn and my mom made the bed skirt. I still want to add a big red tin star on the blank wall above the head of his bed.
We bought plain wooden letters and spray painted them red. My mom then came up with the cool idea to mount them on sheet music from a Johnny Cash song book. The pages were bright white, so we tea stained them literally in a bowl of tea. We stuck them in the microwave for a couple of seconds, and they dried right up.
I actually bought this dresser at Canton before I was ever even pregnant. It has been sitting in our garage for over a year. The red was a little brighter than the rest of the red in the room, so we put a couple of coats of stain on it, and voila . It was already distressed with the paint peeling off, which was exactly what we wanted.
I got this idea from a coffee shop in Tomball. We bought these albums at an Estate Sale for $1 a piece. Except for the Johnny Cash one...middle on the top. That was a very special gift from our sweet friend, Molly! :)
This is the view to the right, when you walk into his room. We still need to make a cushion for the black rocker.
This was the first guitar that Conn learned to play when he was 9.

The window valance was once again my mom's brilliant idea. We bought a shelf and broke the back off of it making what was supposed to be the top, the front. We spray painted it red (sensing a theme here?) and bought some old 45's at an antique store. The material has sheet music printed all over it. Once again, it was a bright white, so we tea stained it, as well. My mom just hot glued the fabric to the molding of the windows.
Here is another one of Conn's guitars. The cabinet, was actually our island in our kitchen at our old house. We will probably turn it into a changing table. It has great storage underneath.
This was just a plain black lamp that we glued fringe on to. We painted the Ukulele, that was hot pink. We had bought it for the girls on one of our trips to Mexico. Sorry, girlies! :)
This is the whole view when you walk into his room.

His first monogrammed item that I had made for him.
These are his first ever cowboy boots that I CANNOT wait for him to grow in to. They were given to Cash by our sweet, sweet friends, the Sherman's.
Well...there you have it! Hope he enjoys it as much as we do.
Please come on by for a visit! I know Cash would LOVE to meet you when he gets here and show you his new "crib". :)

29 comments:

Janet said...

That room is so cute - it looks like it should be in a magazine. You and your sweet family are so creative. We are waiting for that call - any time of the day or night. We are so excited to meet our sweet Cash!

We love all of you,
Janet

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness! When you do a nursery, you DO a nursery. It is so adorable and SO very unique & creative! I may have to steal some ideas from you if we have a boy. (Which I'm convinced will not happen) :)

Amy said...

The pictures dont even do it justice! The room is adorable!!!

rachey said...

Ashley, the room is beautiful. It's obvious you put so much time and effort into each little detail and how much fun it will be to explain everything that went into his room when he gets older, it's WONDERFUL!

Lorren said...

So stinkin' cute!! Great job!

Callie said...

like always...you did a fantastic job!!! Way to go!!! Love you and can't wait to see you guys tomorrow night!! Long live BRYAN WHITE!

Rusty and Jennifer said...

It is absolutely ADORABLE, of course! You and your mom make a great team! I remember always wanting my house to look like your mom's "when I grew up!"
(It is not even close! Maybe I should hire you two to come give my house a make-over!)
I can't wait to meet Cash! I am so thrilled for you guys!

Kelli said...

Great job. It sounds like you all are very creative. I'm sure Cash will enjoy his "crib"

Julie Marler said...

I was lots of fun "playing" with this theme!! We just hope Cash likes music! Hee!Hee!
Can't wait to kiss his precious soft skin!
Mammy

Sarah S said...

It's adorable! You and your mom are way too crafty! Can you come decorate my house kids rooms?!

Tricia said...

So cute! I love the theme!

Lacey said...

Wowwie...wow..wow. What an incredible room. You guys did such a good job. He is going to love it! What little boy wouldn't? You were so creative with how you did it all. I can't wait to come see it!! And I can't believe we will be meeting him any day now. Wow!

DEWS NEWS said...

Thank you for telling us how you did everything...LOVE IT ALL!!!
NO MORE PINK...going to change your blog title?

Tiffany said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is so cute!

Rachel said...

It is all so darling! I wish i could come on by and check it out in person. I know photos don't do justice, but oh my... so cute! Thanks for sharing. I guess I need to get working on our baby girl's room. only 11 weeks to go! yikes!

Mike and Jess Richey said...

Too cute! You guys did an amazing job!

Anonymous said...

You guys did a great job on his room!!!! I love it. Cash is a lucky little guy!
You should submit it to ratemyspace.hgtv.com
Jill Haywood

Jene' Byrom said...

So cute! You are so creative! I love what you did!

Jansen said...

you've definitely moved beyond the pink into the world of boy. its so cute and i agree you should submit it to ratemyspace.hgtv.com

adrianicole said...

Cash's room is so adorable. It makes me want to cry and have another baby! I can't wait to meet the little angel :) You and your mom did a great job

Toni said...

Really...could it be any cuter???? Absolutely darling!

Rhonda said...

Cute, cute!! You guys are great decorators!

Amanda said...

umm... Cash is the luckiest kid in the whole world!!!! I am freaking out right now and how awesome this is! hmm... maybe you could come over... :)

Kristyn said...

So cute!!! You are going to have to help me with my next nursery! Hopefully we will be decorating for a girl!! But who knows! Good job girl! I'm sure Cash will love it!

ChrissyK said...

This is way cute! You guys did an amazing job. Love the theme and how it turned out. Now all it needs is a baby in there. But not too soon...just at the right time. :)

The Whitmarsh Crew said...

The room looks awesome. You and your mom are so creative. What a luckly little boy!

Tiffany said...

What a great nursery!

Allison said...

love the room ashley, as always you and your mom have done a great job decorating!!

Kathryn Aylor said...

Perfect! :)