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Hunter's nursery: mural, wall and lights

by Heather

Things are pretty exciting around here. Hunter’s nursery is looking pretty cute. Now you get to see instead of just taking my word for it.

The full mural ~ owl theme designed, hand drawn and painted by the one and only hub’s Jacob.

I feel so lucky to have a hubby with such a talent. This is something I would NEVER have been able to do, and if I had tired a) I would need a stencil of some sort to trace from and b) it would just look bad… real bad. I’m definitely not good at drawing.

Close up on the owl family. Mama and dada owl looking down at their lil guy, which we call the Hunter owl cause he’s a little guy.

I love how all the comes came together. Bright leaves and a couple birds on the branches.

Finished off with a sweet little note for our little Hunter.

The same grey used in the trees is what we painted on the wall that used to have a hole in it. No more hole!

The one thing Jacob says he would do different next time is to draw in pencil instead of charcoal. The charcoal bled through the paint a bit which meant he had to do two coats in some places. There’s still a bit of charcoal to be erased, so every once in a while Jacob is still tackling erasing areas.

Other than that, he had fun painting the mural!

In addition to the walls being done, we added new lights to the room. I didn’t get a before picture in the nursery, but here’s what the ceiling light looked like before (currently in our bedroom, soon to be replaced too!). Gold is just not our thing.

And now the new one.

We like this much more! The one downside with this new light is it’s made to only use the new florescent light bulbs, which we absolutely do-not-like. Even though that’s a bummer, we do get better light in there now.

We took this standing lamp from the office upstairs and added it to the nursery. No cost there!

And we also added our new favorite lamp – the owl lamp! Once we get a side table/night stand in there he’ll go on that. Until them, he’s (not sure why I’m referring to the lamp as a male???) going to be a floor lamp.

Now that stage 1 of the nursery is totally complete, we can move onto stage 2! The crib is waiting for us at Jacob’s parents house and the glider is waiting for us at my parents house. It will be exciting to see how it looks once we start to fill it.

So what’s next???? Stage 3 – decor! I have so many ideas and DIY projects to share, so be on the lookout for that post in the coming week or two.

What do you think so far?  Which owl is your favorite?  Do you sometimes refer to objects as male or female too?



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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 13, 2012 - 7:13 am

Oh my goodness—your husband has so much talent! That mural is beautiful. I teared up a little at the “To Hunter Love Daddy 2012” part. (Still have those post-pregnancy hormones in full force I guess!) I love the owl lamp, too. So cute! I can’t wait to see the finished project.

Get Healthy with Heather March 13, 2012 - 8:02 am

I love the little note too 🙂

Lindsay March 13, 2012 - 7:19 am

We have an owl/nature theme to our nursery as well but unfortunately can’t do anything mural like in our rental- Your husband did an amazing job on the mural!!! I also love love love that lamp!!

Lindsay March 13, 2012 - 7:20 am

P.S. where did you find that lamp??

Get Healthy with Heather March 13, 2012 - 8:00 am

Target online!

Sarah @ See Sarah Eat March 13, 2012 - 7:25 am

Everything looks great so far! Can’t wait to see what you all do next. I love the owl lamp but also the three owls on the wall too 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:04 am

I love all the owls too 🙂

Erica March 13, 2012 - 7:53 am

Oh my gosh!!!! It looks so darn cute! Love

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 13, 2012 - 8:19 am

oh my goodness, i LOVE it! your husband did an awesome job on the mural. and i LOVE his little note to hunter. 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:05 am

I loved the note too, very sweet of him 🙂

janetha March 13, 2012 - 9:56 am


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 13, 2012 - 9:57 am

oh my goooshhh!!! This is too incredibly cute!

Lisa@Healthy Diaries.com March 13, 2012 - 10:07 am

Wow it looks so amazing all finished up! Your husband should think about painting as a side job! 🙂

Can’t wait to see what you do with the decor!

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:05 am

I know he’d really be good at it!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 13, 2012 - 1:37 pm

The mural is gorgeous! Your Husband has done such wonderful work! The owls are adorable!

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:07 am

Thanks Jennifer 🙂

Jentry Nielsen March 13, 2012 - 1:48 pm

Oh my goodness he is so talented!!! That looks amazing! And I love the little message on there! I am sure Hunter is going to love it as well 🙂
Can’t wait to see the crib and glider in there as well! It’s all coming together so nicely!

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:08 am

I can’t wait until we get them in there!

Leslie Paquette March 13, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Wow, I love the mural! That definitely takes some talent. I’m a real fan of the owl theme for a nursery. We are having a girl though, so I’m thinking we are going to go for something more feminine, but who knows. Neither one of us can make up our minds.

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:09 am

It took us quite some time to figure out what we were going to do, but once we figured it out we were set! Can’t wait to hear what you come up with 🙂

Ellen March 13, 2012 - 3:21 pm

What an adorable heartfelt gift from a proud dad! Also good job for painting over textured walls.

Baking Serendipity March 13, 2012 - 4:55 pm

The mural (and that note!) are adorable. My husband and I just finished switching out all the gold door knobs and hinges in our house…we aren’t gold people either!

Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:10 am

Awesome, what did you switch to? Silver… Black??

Minard March 13, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Very beautiful creation and amazing collection, especially that Light with a figure of an owl… Excellent!

Samantha Angela March 14, 2012 - 7:56 am

The mural looks SO good!

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Savannah March 17, 2012 - 8:06 am

It looks A-MAZING!!! Love it !!!! Such a cute room!

Get Healthy with Heather March 17, 2012 - 8:44 am

Thanks Savannah 🙂


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