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« on: January 31, 2010 04:26:54 PM »

My husband and I met in art school and we both love to draw cartoons. We always knew when it came time to have children, we were going to have to do something extra special for our nursery.

We were quite excited when we learned we were having a baby (and my silly husband almost immediately started sketching ideas, lol.) As soon as we learned we were having a boy, our pirate nursery began!

My husband drew everything free hand (he enjoyed the "naughty" feeling of drawing on the walls LOL) and I painted all the characters. With the addition of my mom, we all painted the backgrounds.

I wish I could say how long it took us exactly, but we worked on it off and on for so long, its really hard to say (not to mention the eight week break we took when I had the baby!). I do know I spent about an hour a piece painting each character.

This is the first project we've ever done together and we had a blast! The time we spent together alone makes the whole project worth it...well that, and seeing how much our (now eight month old) son loves staring at his walls!

Okay, I'll hush now and on to the pictures:




(To hopefully keep from blowing anyone's computer up, I'm putting most of the detail pics as thumbnails...defina tely have a look though since this is what I worked so hard on!  Grin)

 

Yes, our son's name is Alex.  Smiley






One of my favorite details...it's mine and my husband's first initials.  Cheesy













And a bonus crib action shot! :



Sorry for all the pictures...there's just a lot of stuff in there!

It's a bit "funkier" than your average nursery, but it's perfect for us.  Cool





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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010 04:35:01 PM »

I want this room for myself! It is amazing. Just wow. Wow, wow, wow!!

And your baby is sooooo freakin' cute!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010 05:26:10 PM »

I am definitely going to have to complain to my parents about my lack of pirate themed bedroom as an infant. This is AMAZING!!

And Alex is adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010 06:16:53 PM »

This is so awesome! Your son is adorable and quite lucky to have such talented parents!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010 06:56:06 PM »

WOW!! I would show this to my husband but then I'm sure he would insist I start a project like this for our little girl's nursery.

Amazing!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010 07:05:15 PM »

Shiver me timbers lass!  This is no room for a lily-livered lad!  You'll be raising a future Privateer for certain!
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010 08:12:59 PM »

So fantastic and magical!! What a lucky baby! And that room will last him for years and years. Awesome, awesome work!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010 10:38:08 PM »

Oh my, that is gorgeous beyond words! Your son is one lucky baby!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010 12:07:36 AM »

This is amazing! I hit ''This rocks''

I don't think I'd ever have the courage to start such a big project!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010 08:15:06 AM »

What a lucky kid to have the best nursery ever from some (obviously!) seriously talented & very cool parents!!! I love the verse on the crib wall also Smiley All the characters & animals look soo great!! & the initials on the tree is such a cute touch! Totally jealous that I don't have a play room like this in my house!
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