baseball room

February 13, 2010

once we knew we were having a boy, i wanted to get his nursery ready.
we wanted something that could be a big boy room and not just a nursery.  
we decided on a baseball theme.
my husband thought that the "hunter" paneling worked just great since it was going to be a boy. you can see how often i listen to his opinion.

our helpers
first step: priming

i didn't get any "in between" pictures.  (or pictures of me 8 1/2 months pregnant finishing this project)
i painted each section of paneling, alternating blue and taupe
then went back and taped off in between each stripe and painted a dark brown pinstripe.  this was very tedious but makes a big difference.
this wall has the dresser/changing table and a floating shelf.
here are some details on the shelf

i printed a picture that i had taken at wrigley field ripped around the edges then used mog podge to attach to a canvas.  i did the same thing with a piece of baseball scrapbook paper.  then i used a brown stamp pad to "age" the edges.
i found some tin stars at joann fabrics for a couple dollars each.  i painted them with hammered copper spray paint.
i'm still planning on adding hooks to a wood bat and hanging it below.
baseball chair from homegoods and tin baseball art from target.

wood letters painted with same brown as pinstripes on wall. i mounted them on scrapbook paper on cork squares.

the crib bedding is a mix of pottery barn collections: a red bumper with stars, khaki sheets with polka dots, and a blue striped crib skirt.


  1. Oh wow, this is amazing! I am glad that you didn't listen to hubby! What a lucky little boy to have a spectacular room like this.

    I will have to come back soon and read some of your older posts-lovely blog!

    Best wishes,

  2. That is so cute! I have a little boy and I would love to do something like this!

  3. This is SUCH a cute nursery! Love it! And wow, does that paneling bring back memories. My grandparents still have the exact some one in their house! = )

  4. This is my favorite little boy's room. I absolutely love it.

  5. Thanks for linking up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

  6. What a cute nursery! Love the details with the pictures. Stop by Blissful Chaos to check out my nursery redo too!!!
    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  7. That is cute! Great Project. Would love to have you link up at Trendy Treehouse for our Creative Share WED.

  8. Oh my gosh! That is so dramatically different!
    Looks like the pic came from a magazine!
    Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse to say Hi!
    I am a follower so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!

  9. That is a great boys room! Good job! I love your helper too!

  10. Oh, he's adorable. I agree, a dramatic difference!

    I followed you here from Met Monday - been a busy week! lol I hope you'll swing by AtticMag and tour my home; Alabama Stone Cottage Tour.


  11. What a darling room! I love those stripes. Wow - amazing!

    Thanks for linking this up. I love it!


  12. Great room! My son has a baseball room and at 9 he still loves it. Thanks so much for sharing at the Power of Paint Party (POPP).

  13. That's adorable! Giving me baby fever for sure! :)

    Thanks for linking up!


  14. I love the scrapbooked baseball and your other photo of the field! What great ideas!!!!!! Adorable room and baby! Stop by my blog sometime for painting projects and say hello!

  15. Looks SO cute!! I love the idea you had with the canvas & scrapbook paper, absolutely genius! I am saving that one for my idea book!!

  16. What a cute room! The stripes are so cute and I love the decor looks fantastic! Great job! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats this week!

  17. That is the cutest boys room ever! I absolutely love it!

  18. I love it! My favorite is the stripes. Way to go. Can you come over and do mine for me? (Sigh..wishful thinking..)

    :) Great job

  19. Too cute! It's a very nicely put together themed room- which is sometimes hard to do! I know he loves his room!

  20. So darling. Or should I say handsome for that little guy. Love your pics that you mod podged on the canvas. Can you tell me what you printed the picture of Wrigley Field on before you put it on the canvas?

  21. Could you tell me what color paint you used? it's always the hardest thing for me. I see a good idea, then can't ever get the paint right. I love the room so much it would be perfect for our upcoming bundle:)