When trying to decide what to do for Ezra's nursery, Husby was my main source of inspiration. He let me go to town on Levi's nursery in creating something soft, sweet and elegant, so I wanted to represent him with our second son. (Ha! Sounds like I'm calling myself soft, sweet and elegant, huh?)
Husby is really into bicycles and bike riding and so I took that and ran with it, deciding to theme Ezra's room in vintage bicycles. This project was so much fun!
After deciding on the theme, I chose colors. I wanted aqua and red, with hints of yellow and grey - those colors just scream vintage to me. I searched high and low for the perfect bedding and let me tell you something right now ... there is NO crib bedding out there in aqua and red, or even just solid aqua or red. I found a lady on Etsy who had some fantastic bicycle fabric and I contacted her about creating Ezra's bedding. We searched out some fabrics to compliment the bicycles, but that had pops of red in it, and what we created together is absolutely perfect for the room. Oh, I just love it!
She did a great job capturing exactly what I envisioned. I love the three tiered bedskirt with chevrons, polka dots and the bicycles from the bumper pads.
I am just so pleased with this super fun bedding! She also made custom black out curtains to match. We matched the wall paint to the aqua in the bicycles.
I knew I wanted a fun chair covering to really make the room POP, and I think this one absolutely did the job.
It gave the room the final "oomph" it needed!
As far as artwork went, I spent days scouring the web. I ordered vintage style posters and had them custom framed at Hobby Lobby. I love the feel they give the room.
(These prints of the "Dream Bikes" are my favorites!)
These are original vintage ads that I bought from a guy on eBay for a couple bucks. I love them!
As far as knick-knacks and things go, I found most things on Etsy. What would I do without that website?
I think this lamp is so unique. Love it!
One of my very favorite things in the whole room is the light fixture. A light fixture can totally change a room, and in this case, it completely set it off.
The chrome reminds me of a bicycle and then it has a touch of elegance with the prisms. Love it!
It makes really neat designs on the wall when it's on, too, which I think Ezra will like. :)
And there you have it ... our most recent labor of love: our baby boy's room! It was a blast dreaming up and creating. And now, I can't wait to put the final touch in there ... HIM! :)