Monday, July 29, 2013

Elephant Curtains in the Nursery

I ran a bit wild with the elephant theme in Hudson's nursery. What started as a onesie quickly spiralled into crib sheets which snowballed into a theme.
Hudson is at the stage where anything high contrast is super interesting to him, so I thought I would try to find something high contrast for him too look at in his bedroom. I wasn't sure if I would choose a piece of art or maybe a mobile but I ended up finding this fabric on www.fabric.com for an amazing $7.98 a yard and just like that the curtains became my high contrast piece.
 Hudson LOVES his new curtains!!! We picked up a set of black out blinds from Target to block the light . . . a must have in a nursery and we just hung them behind the elephant curtains. Black out blinds are a bit pricey so we bought short ones and hung the less expensive elephant curtains in front.

I can't wait to share the rest of the nursery with you guys. I am trying to put the finishing touches on it this week. It feels a bit weird to be tackling Hudson's nursery this far after he was born but we only had 9 days to prepare for what most couples have 9 months to do. :) haha.

27 comments:

  1. It's way more exciting decorating for a little person now you have him than someone you haven't met. I love the idea of the contrast B&W elephants. Check out Elise's nursery for her baby girl Ellerie (I know you have a boy) however she has a link to some lovely wooden toys and wonderful prints for the wall on Etsy. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  2. http://eliseblaha.typepad.com/golden/2013/06/a-tour-of-baby-girls-room.html?cid=6a00d8341c71c353ef01901cfb3db3970b#comment-6a00d8341c71c353ef01901cfb3db3970b

    This is the link to Elise's baby girls nursery.
    Regards Kathy

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  3. Congratulations on your baby boy!
    The curtains are great and I can't wait to see the rest of the nursery!

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  4. Love the elephants - I know the rest of the nursery will be just adorable!

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  5. so cute! and girl you are doing great getting out two posts! u do what u can and love on that sweet baby!

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  6. So cute. Can't wait to see the rest. :o)

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  7. Love the elephant theme, can't wait to see more...

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  8. Love it. Katie did elephants in Addilynn's nursery too!

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  9. I vote for pics of mommy and baby enjoying the new nursery ;)

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  10. I second that vote Jillynn, love the curtains!

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  11. I am so obsessed with the new elephant trend!! Super cute :)

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  12. Hi! It's Jodi, from North Delta. You gave me some tips for starting up a blog awhile ago. I've finally got it up and running!! Thanks for your help!
    Those curtains are so cute - looking forward to seeing the rest of the room. Many congratulations on your new baby boy!!! He is one lucky little guy! :)

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  13. Soooooo cute! Did you use black out blinds or are they panels? Great idea!

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  14. What a great price on the fabric, and the curtains are adorable! And the black and white contrast are perfect for wee Hudson's development at this stage...I remember drawing black swirls and a checkerboard on heavy white cardboard and hanging it up by my newborn's (I have three children) changing area - they loved it :) I really am looking forward to seeing the rest of the nursery - and I second the vote for posting pics of Hudson and his parents enjoying this lovely nursery!

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  15. Such gorgeous curtains, I love the contrast and who doesn't love an elephant? So much more imaginative than when I had my babies and we stuck to the traditional pastels. Can't wait to see the rest of the nursery. :)

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  16. Those are so great!

    Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    www.theroadtodomestication.com

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  17. Those are so great!

    Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    www.theroadtodomestication.com

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  18. I love the contrast of the drapes. And don't feel bad, I had nine months warning and still didn't get my son's nursery done (the way I wanted) until he was 10 mos old. Keep enjoying that baby boy!

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  19. Loved the elephant print best for kids room

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  20. Belated congratulations!! Take your time on the nursery, which is looking great. As long as you have the basics, Hudson will be happy. I love the elephants!

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  21. Love the elephant theme...it's a pretty popular animal in our girly household too! I also noticed the carousel zebra on the window sill. This could turn into a jungle animal theme as Hudson gets older and starts accumulating toys. Decorating for little ones is so much fun!

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  22. if there's a mommy in the country who can keep a rein on expenses, it's got to be you, Ashli. am fully expecting that you will keep Hudson looking spiffy for years to come and your nest looking like a million on a shoestring, as per usual. lots of love and luck. the curtains are GLORIOUS. you'll be super busy... and speaking from experience, remember to brush your hair! :) how's Max taking it?

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  23. Cute curtains. You are doing a great job as usual. Now.. time to change your profile to include .."and our wonderful son Hudson!"

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  24. Oh those curtains are to die for! Love them!!

    http://www.nadanadalimonada.com

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  25. Hi Ashli! I'm so glad that I found your of through Limited Space Organizing! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! My husband and I are planning to adopt in a few years and reading your story really encouraged and inspired me! I look forward to reading more on your blog!

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  26. Oops it was through iheartorganizing that I found your blog!

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  27. Reading your newest blog entry about your journey to adopting Hudson has given me the push I needed to start my own blog. I have been wanting to blog for the past 2 years and you have inspired me to give it a shot. Thank you and congrats on your son! Here's my blog. I just started so it is def not as amazing as yours. : )

    http://lovingourhappilyevrafter.blogspot.com/

    Let me know what you think!

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