Monday, April 30, 2012

Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Nursery!!

Even before we knew whether or not we were expecting a little boy or girl, we were trying to narrow down ideas for what we'd like their room to look like! We had a couple of ideas that we got from Pinterest, this one was our favorite for a boy, but we didn't feel like trying to paint those squares, so back to the drawing board it was!:
Then one morning I woke up and was thinking about baby stuff, and came up with the perfect idea for a boy's room if we were to have one! I knew it was perfect because I knew Jarred would love it!! Jarred loves the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys...the garage is already done in Dallas Cowboys, so I figured we could do a boy room baseball themed with the Texas Rangers colors and some Rangers decor! Perfect, right?! I was super excited as I came up with this idea around 6am one morning in February! Then when we found out it was a boy, well it was time to get things going!

Evan's room before:
Evan's Nursery Before -

Looking for a good Texas Rangers Red and Blue that we liked:
Evan's Room - Choosing Texas Rangers Paint Colors
We chose the same red we used previously in our dining room, Red Bay by Sherwin Williams, but we get it in the Behr paint.  For the Texas Rangers blue we chose Southern Blue by Behr.

Next, we wanted to put up a chair rail to divide the colors:
Evan's Room - Putting up a Chair Rail -
Then came the painting: - Evan's room Texas Rangers Paint colors

Then came the furniture and a lot of decorating! :) 

Now, it is pretty much completely finished!! I am thinking about possibly sewing a cover for the glider so that the cushions go with the room better, but we'll see if I ever get around to that. We have to send out a huge thank you to Linda and Kenny for the glider!! 

I also want to paint one or two baseball paintings for his room if I get some time.  

Check out what it looks like now: - Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Room / Nursery Finished
The dresser and lifetime crib is from Babies 'R Us, the "Expedit Shelving Unit"  and the red "Lekman" storage bins are from Ikea! Oh and the red "Ritva" curtains are from Ikea also, but I had to hem them about 11 or 13 inches...and I used an iron on hemming strip for that. - Texas Rangers Bedding

I found Evan's name decal on Etsy from Lucy Lews Shop - Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Nursery Room
Crib Mobile from USA Baby store!! 
Thanks to David for helping locate it! It was so hard to find it!

I found the red minky dot changing pad cover from Jenn Creations Etsy shop
We got one in red and one in white!  
I got the idea for a frame collage from this pin on Pinterest 
and there is also a pin on how to easily hang up your frame collage!! 
Frames are the "Virserum" frames from Ikea 
and then we spray painted them to match the glossy white in the room. - Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Nursery Room
In the above picture, Evan's Pawpaw Larry made the home plate with his name, two small bats, and a Nolan Ryan baseball card and ball!! 
His pawpaw also made the bat with the hooks that we really wanted for Evan's room!! I found the idea for the baseball bat with the hooks on Pinterest from this pin.

Pictured below are some details from the room. 
The top left picture is what our friend Justin did at our couples baby shower and then I put the ribbon on it so we could hang it on Evan's room door! 
Top right is just a picture of what is above his door, it's from Hobby Lobby! Another store that is great for decor! - Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Nursery Room
Pictured above...Bottom left is a vintage 1942 "Pep Young" endorsed Hutch leather glove that Evan's Uncle Sean got for him (Thanks Sean!!). It's perfect for the room and we're going to put Evan's handprint on the ball! Bottom right is the one outlet that wasn't covered so we got a cute plate cover for it from Hobby Lobby and our friend Joey got us the Texas Rangers night light (Thanks Joey!!). :)

Pictured below is our adorable diaper cake made by our friend Teresa, one of the hostesses of our couples baby shower!! Isn't it adorable!! Thanks Teresa!! 
Also, pictured below is the decorative metal sign we found at Hobby Lobby and the signed bats! I got the idea for the mini bats to be signed at the baby showers from this pin I came across on Pinterest from a wedding. - Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Nursery Room

Last but not least, a picture of us in Evan's room from the day of our baseball themed couples shower, of course we were sporting our Texas Rangers gear! :) 
Oh and I am 25 weeks in the picture below! - Evan's Baseball / Texas Rangers Nursery Room

We can't wait until our baby Evan is here and we hope he loves his room as much as we do!! :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012


We have been wanting to start a blog for a long time now.  We plan to use this blog to share the things that are going on in our life, as well as our DIY projects, travels, things we love, and recipes with our friends, family, and whoever.  I hope you'll follow along with us! 

Our family is growing...we are so excited for our little Evan to be born this August! This is our first child!