Monday, May 10, 2010

waiting for Seabass

Today my daughter Jaime's baby boy is officially 10 days overdue.

To distract/entertain myself I thought I would share his wonderful *new* room with you.

Jaime and Jacob didn't want a nursery that was too "theme-y".

They found all furniture on Craig's list or already had it and re-purposed it.

While we were in California Dennis and I spent a day helping to pull this room together - it just goes to show you that you don't need to spend a ton of dough to create a unique artistic and peaceful space.

This chair was reupholstered in a cheerful yellow gingham.
Office furniture re-purposed and filled with inexpensive canvas catch-alls.
The little rocker was a gift from Jacob's office.
Dresser found on Craig's list - painted and transformed into a changing table. (a little surfboard wax and those sticky drawers were gliding in and out like new!)
Prints are colorful concert posters that had been in their old livingroom.
This shelf was made by Dennis for Jaime many years ago when she lived in San Fransisco.
Several years ago we remodeled our guest cottage. Jaime was the first to move in and she wanted a cowboy themed bathroom - I commissioned my son Dusty's best friend, John Stepanian (who had the gift of bending wire) to make this from barbed wire - I'm so glad she saved it!
Jacob's contribution - he and Jaime had seen something like this in a magazine - for lots of $$$.
Engineer Jacob said, "I can make this" - and he did!
Love the different colors and patterns.
And Jaime had seen this idea somewhere and said, "I can make this!" - and she did.
Better than the original! cute is THIS?!

Jaime remembered those silly battery-operated fish plaques (you know, the ones that sang?)

...a slab of wood from Michaels, a little felt and....voila!

Remember this from the shower?
Dennis's gift to his newest grandson.

And finally you may or may not know, Jaime and Jacob took a year-long sabatical from their jobs to travel the world.

The last six months were spent in New Zealand - which is where they picked up this....those mirrors are cut in the shape of New Zealand.

The next time I write, this room will be filled with the sweet sounds of new life....

Til then ~ love and blessings,


  1. Just goes to show that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, eh? LOVE Corbin's room and he is one lucky little fella to be surrounded by this loving familia! congratulations Pam & Dennis et all!! xoShari

  2. Sweet sounds of new life, indeed! As I type I can hear our dear little guy chirping that it's time to be fed. Thank you, mom and dad, for all your help in making this room so beautiful. We spend A LOT of time in there together - me, Jake, Corban and Murphy! - and it has proven to be extremely peaceful.