Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage Cowboy

Generally I think it is a good idea to avoid most "themes" when working on a nursery, but one exception to this thought, and maybe this is just a Texas thing, is a good western themed design.

I believe creating a good western theme nursery requires you to steer clear from all the cartoonish and kitschy western fabrics, but yet not be too sophisticated and masculine. Javis Davis has made it easy with their new selection of tasteful, rich fabrics in the Vintage Cowboy collection.
One big advantage of using a western theme in your baby's nursery is the ability for almost all of the accessories and wall art to grow with your child. I used a western theme in my son's nursery and now that he is almost five years old we haven't changed a thing in his room other than taking out the crib and moving in a full size bed.

I recently updated his bedding using fabrics from the Vintage Cowboy collection. The coverlet is Indigo Blue Chenille and the Euro Shams are Lodge Stripe with Indigo Blue Chenille welting.

I was able to incorporate these fabrics with our existing bedskirt. This bedskirt was originally the crib skirt my mom lovingly sewed for me back when I was expecting my baby boy, 5 years ago! (sob...I can't believe how fast five years have blown by)

When I moved my son to his big boy bed I just pieced together all four sides of the crib skirt into two larger sections to fit a full size bed. Since the bed is pushed up against the wall you do not see that the skirt is missing on the wall side and the headboard side. Re-use and recycle!

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