I’ve only briefly mentioned our theme for Hunter’s nursery and not even much about our plans for it. Today that all changes!

So what is the theme going to be?!?!


But how did we get there?

Picking a nursery theme

Unlike my friend Janetha. I don’t have a huge love for owls. They’re cool and all, but I am pretty sure we have zero items in our house with owls on it.

I think it’s time to take a walk down memory lane…

When I first found out I was pregnant, I went a little crazy looking all over pinterest at nursery ideas and basically anything baby related. I saved tons of photos and thought I’d go back to them when we knew the sex.

I never did.

Post 20 week appointment (where we found how he IS a boy!), Jacob and I were driving somewhere on the freeway for a quite a while. I randomly googled baby boy nursery ideas and started looking through some pictures. I’d show him some that I liked as I went along, then when I came across an owl one it piqued his interest (he does like the owls in Harry Potter – and yes we just watched all of them 🙂 ). I bookmarked the page.

Then never went back.

Well Jacob really liked the owl idea too.  It got his brain thinking and he went out searching for inspiration.  And look what he found!  (the first picture above included too)

He’s got mad artistic skills (unlike me, I struggle with stick figures), so with these pictures he began sketching out the mural on the wall. No turning back now!

The plan

On the larger wall there will be a huge tree with the owl family + some smaller trees.

The trees are based on the very first picture, while the owls are a combo of the second and third picture.  The leaves will be similar to the fourth picture.

The small wall opposite that (with the closet + door on it) will have a small tree on it.

The wall in between those, which is actually a dark grey ceiling to floor curtain (great ikea find) covering my closet will not be changed.  The entire wall is the dark grey curtain.

The wall opposite that will be painted the same dark grey as the curtain, once the hole is fixed of course.


We like grey in our house, but the nursery will not all be grey.

Mural colors:
Trees – dark grey with white (like the first picture above)
Owl family – these 3 colors we found on 3 owls that come with the play pin thingy we registered for

Leaves – white, blue and green (probably)

Okay… still pretty grey 🙂

Next steps

My hope is that this weekend we can go pick out and pick up all the paint so Jacob can work on the mural in his free time.

Also, once him + his dad fix the hole in the wall my mom can come and paint that one all grey wall.  I’d paint it, but being pregnant and all I probably shouldn’t. Oh the perks 😉

Stage 2

Once we get the walls all done (the biggest project) we can begin decorating! I have a couple items I’m planning to make, but I’ll share more about that in the next nursery post for stage two.

Oh, and I’m happy to say the nursery isn’t as big of a mess as it is in the pictures (they’re pretty embarrassing photos).  Although, since it’s a shared closet room for me, it gets pretty messy.  I’ve been working on organization lately and it’s getting better!

So what do you think?  Have you seen any awesome DIY nursery ideas I should check out or amazing owl related things?  Please share!

Hope your Thursday goes well.  I slept gloriously last night (unlike the night before…), so I’m feeling wonderful!



0 thoughts on “hunter's nursery: stage 1”

  1. OM gosh- I love it! You know we did a mural in Kay’s room (well..Josh’s artistic sister did) and its my favorite room in the house now. I can’t wait to see more

  2. So adorable! I love it!!! He is very artistic! That is so much cheaper being able to draw on the owls then having to buy the stencils, and more memories this way! 🙂
    I love it! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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