With every hope of someday filling it with the laughter of children, my husband and I purchased our first home. 2010 was off to a great start as we held the keys to our shiny new abode. We were both panic-stricken and overwrought, but well receptive to the grand treasures that were before us.
The following weeks, months and years were filled with endless paint samples, fabric swatches and furniture purchases. All the while, the three guest bedrooms were sitting empty and lonely. Well… Bo claimed one room and Dexter claimed the other. Yes, our dogs have their own rooms.
However, in August of 2012, our dreams came true and we became pregnant with a little boy. And there I went, a professional project manager on the mission to transform a guest bedroom into a nursery. I’d now like to take the moment to thank Pinterest for allowing me to believe that I really am this creative.
The name Marshall derived from my favorite southern soul singers, The Marshall Tucker Band. It only made sense to give our Marshall a rustic cowboy theme; because let’s be serious, we live in Colorado, he’ll be a snowboarding bro before he can even read.
The highlight of the nursery is the wall collage, it speaks true to our personalities while showcasing work from some of my favorite friends. John Wayne quotes, Willie Nelson quotes and whimsical cowboy gear all hang proudly to remind us of hard work, dedication and the great American way. The extraordinary part of this is it can be added to, forever and ever and ever and ever.
It took weeks to find the perfect cowboy curtains, these guys are so busy that I knew I had to keep everything clean and simple (hence the white bedding, tan rocker and simple furniture). Don’t overdo a good thing, and by that I mean, don’t make the room puke bandanas and horses. We wanted to keep the room tasteful and elegant.
The final touch of the room were the trees, I have to admit, I was against these but thought I should let my husband have some say in the décor. I am so glad I did, they turned out BEAUTIFUL! It calmed down the western theme, broke up the blue walls and added a bit of whimsy into the room. What can I say, Matt has great taste, that can’t be denied.
I still need blankets, stuffed animals and pillows to dress things up; but I can wait! I need to learn to sit and enjoy the simplicity, and besides, I may get some pretty awesome stuff for my baby showers. 😉
Thank you to Sarah, Erin, Brent, Elliott, Katie, Kristie, Laurel and of course MATT for helping me get this room together. Marshall is kicking me with excitement, just hearing the thought of your names. That’s how special you all are. XOXO