Come Fly With Me




Weston's Nursery has been a work in progress for almost a year,
 before we were expecting him, 
before we moved across the country, 
before we knew he - was a him.

We wanted something different, something that wasn't sports, or princesses, 
or pink or blue.. 
a room that wasn't a typical nursery, 
because we're not entirely into all the cute-sie baby colors or decor.

With that in mind, we chose a Travel Theme & found this canvas map of the United States 
with colors we loved & started collecting pieces to match it.

The chalk board above was an antique mirror originally purchased for Emma's vanity,
once it broke, we de-mirror'd it and painted it to coordinate with the nursery.


With the map's color scheme we matched paint for the 
dresser and found accessories in stores, 
at antique malls & estate sales across the country.





Before I ever got a positive, 
I also began collecting cloth diapers in every brand imaginable.
(more on those later)




We've never painted as much in our lives as we did preparing this nursery;
 the dresser, the crib, plane mobile, (soon to be) monogram'd canvases & the name letters!

Weston's Mobile was created by hanging vintage toy planes (painted to match the nursery) 
with clear fishing line to embroidery hoops & then stringing them from tiny hooks in the ceiling.. 





::the vintage baby scale came all the way from Brooklyn,NY::


I wanted giant (even bigger than here) letters for his room,
 but with a lack of wall space these were the biggest I could have.
 These were hand painted, then hung together with ribbon 
& eventually attached to the ceiling with a hook.

I chose this vertical configuration vs a standard horizontal wall decoration 
to brighten up a corner and save space for other prints!


Painting these letters was a total labor of love.


I scored this lamp on a clearance at Target, it couldn't have fit more perfectly!

The wooden camera can be found on Etsy & Vintage Kodak is part of my personal collection :)

{sweet W looks SO much like daddy there}


We collected prints from all over as well
 and think these are some great rules to live by for all gentlemen, 
regardless of age!






Weston's Nursery will always be a work in progress, I envision it morphing from a Vintage Travel to a Vintage Circus theme over the next few years as well.. who doesn't love circus tents & hot air balloons?

UPDATE :: See how far W's Nursery has came this year  | view it now :: Weston's Nursery UPDATE





28 comments:

  1. I absolutely love those letters! Amazing. I found you on pinterest.
    Risa

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    1. Thanks Risa! they were interesting to paint for sure!

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    2. Do you remember how big the letters were?

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  2. So cute! I saw a picture of this map when we first found out we were expecting and I cannot find it anywhere!!? Where did you find it?

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    1. hi Alison! thanks! the map is from Hobby Lobby.

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  3. I'm going to need a tutorial on those hanging letters! ;)
    And the luggage stacked with the scale on top is SO cute!! Very clever!!

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    1. thanks! I will be happy to spill :) fb me :) www.facebook.com/capturedbyjes

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  4. Darling room!! Do you mind sharing what kind of frame you used to fit your 'Gentleman' print? (or where you got it?!) Thanks!

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    1. hi ! the frame was a 3.99 job from IKEA :) & I had the gentlemen print custom printed from Staples :)

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  5. hi Kristin! Thanks! the frame was a 5$ score from ikea!! infact all three white frames were!

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  6. Hi there! Would you mind filling me in on how you did the hanging letters? Where you got the letters from and how you connected them for hanging etc...

    I absolutely love them! Super creative!!!

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    1. Thanks Nicci - the letter details are in the blog above :) enjoy!

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  7. Hoe did you make the letters. Are they wood or card board?

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    1. They are done on wood - the details are above - read on :)

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  8. All this was me some 40 years ago when I was expecting my first child . . . and after he was born. My son’s nursery was very similiar. My son . . . who's now age 40 and an only child . . . well, his name is Weston also. Hope your Weston grows up to give you as much love, smiles, and happiness as mine has given me! Sincerely, Elaine Ward

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    1. Thanks Elaine :) he is the happiest baby ever. I am going to make a new post soon to document his growth!

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  9. I can't find the link to the directions for the name letters. Can you please post the directions in the comments.

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  10. hi! I love your nursery! and of course like everyone else, the hanging letters! i'm looking to do something similar for my nursery, did you just glue the ribbon the back of the letters and they were able to hold? thank you!

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  11. Hi there, not sure if my comment posted but where did you find the hanging airplanes and the airplanes?

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    1. hi kristal, the airplanes were vintage finds :) from online toy shops

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    1. We collected them from various antique spots & yardsales :)

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  13. Your blog is lovely! Could you please tell me how you attached the ribbon on the wooden letters - and did you just use "regular" ribbon or something more heavy duty?

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  14. I absolutely love the name chain hanging in the corner. I have tried to replicate it. However, the name chain fell as the glue stick glue was clearly not strong enough to keep together. Can you share how you kept the chain together strong to remain hanging? Thanks!

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  15. Do you know the name of the paint on the wall? I love the color and how it goes with the bright colors.

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  16. so cute! my husband will love this idea..! ��

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