New Nursery Art

by Andrea Cooley

nursery gallery wall www.everafterblueprint.comWe love Emerson's nursery. It's fun to look back and see how spotless it was before he was born! These days most of the books are on the floor and the curtains are almost always closed to keep the room dark for naps. I thought the room was done when we brought Emerson home from the hospital, but you know me, no room is ever "finished." I was never completely satisfied with the art work we had over the crib. There was no rush to change it, but for about 6 months I had my eye out for new pieces to hang. My patience paid off, and for now, it's complete!

I think the Iowa print may be my favorite. If he ever doesn't want it, I'll definitely keep it and put it up somewhere else! You can't tell from the picture, but it's a letterpress print from The Permanent Collection, a local artist. I found it on etsy, but since she was in town, I asked if I could pick it up and save on shipping. When I went to her house, she showed me her workspace! nursery gallery wall www.everafterblueprint.comI don't think he can reach any of the frames when he stands in the crib. Hopefully he doesn't grow too fast! Otherwise we may be changing this up sooner than planned.

Hanging a gallery wallFirst I arranged the pictures on the floor to get an idea of how they would look on the wall. Then I traced the frames on brown paper, cut them out and taped them to the wall.

1 year graphic www.everafterblueprint.comI made this By The Numbers chart for Emerson's birthday and liked it so much I wanted to put it on display in his room.

1 year graphic www.everafterblueprint.com

I found the alphabet blocks at a vintage shop and sometimes I let Emerson chew on play with them. nursery art www.everafterblueprint.comWhen I was choosing artwork, I wanted to find things that weren't too "baby". I'm hoping he'll keep some of the pieces as he grows up. I think this giant "E" (found on etsy) is my favorite find. It's called Modern Alphabet Soup and it reminds me of typography classes I took in college.

nursery art www.everafterblueprint.com

nursery art www.everafterblueprint.comSorry for the dark photos! I opened the blinds, but this room is on the side of the house and never gets a lot of sunlight (which is a good thing for naps, just not for taking pictures!). The mirror that we hung over the changing table didn't last for very long. I'd still like to find a place for it, but once Emerson got big enough to start squirming when we changed his diaper, the mirror had to go.

nursery gallery wall www.everafterblueprint.comI love the combination of black and white frames. The colorful animal prints in the middle were from a set of cards at IKEA and they are in the NYTTJA frames. Nothing fancy, but at $2.99 for 2 the price is right!

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Andrea Cooley

  1. I LOVE all the artwork you hung up – especially that alphabet "E" from Etsy. So special! 

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