I've recently posted this on my baby/family blog, but since some of you have asked in the past, here's the progress I've made the last few months on Jay's Super Mario Bros themed nursery/room! (keep in mind, it's a work in progress, as I don't have a lot of time sans baby to work on the painting).
The name sign on his door. We almost bought one after seeing an ad in one of our parenting magazines and seeing the cute ones on the website, however it dawned on me that, duh!, I went to school for graphic design, why not just make one myself and keep it Mario themed?? So an hour in Photoshop, printing by FedEx/Kinkos, and a dollrod, shoestring and hot glue and voila! Custom door name sign!
The "growth tracker" vine I just did this past weekend - I thought it would be a neat thing to use to track his height over the years =)
Here's the changing table area. The 4 panels I did at our apartment before we moved but never got around to hanging them until recently. Jay LOVES Elmo and since taking him to the new Winnie the Pooh movie he's been quite taken with his stuffed Eeyore (he never paid any attention to it on the table, opting to eat Yoshi or Tails' faces instead, until after we saw the movie, like he recognized it, lol...). He's got Mario and Luigi figurines that we picked up during Border's going out of business sale, a scent warmer lamp (which comes in handy when changing those dirty diapers!). There's also his Jedi Bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop and Yoda and Darth Vader bobbleheads we also got during the Border's GoB sale.
I wanted mushroom dresser knobs and after finding a photo of one on DeviantArt, I decided to just buy plain white ones and paint my own! This is them drying, lol...
Red curtains to offset the blue (and Tiger peaking out the window!) and the castle at the end of the level.
Another view of that side of the room, you can see the crib and more of the painting
The corner on the other side of the crib with his bookshelf and the beginning of the level painting.
The lamp on the table - I just painted the shade this last weekend to make it look like a mushroom!
We decided to do Super Mario Bros for the theme as hubby and I are both gamers and I wanted a nursery that was different and unique, plus something that would last for awhile (at least) and that Jay would eventually come to appreciate as he gets older.