We are top of the 9th (month) and we are ready for Callen to come on home! The only thing we need is our glider and the room will be finished, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share his room with you. I’m so excited and so happy how it all came together!

I love the crib and the bedding. A friend from church made the bumper and the crib skirt. She did an awesome job! Thanks again Beth! Thanks to my Aunt Johnna who made the quilt hanging on the crib. I know we will need that a lot come winter time.

My brother did the painting. It’s so awesome! He did a great job. Thank B for working on this! I know it was stressful and a lot of work.

My dad made the baseball shelf. I showed him a picture and asked, can you make this? This is something Callen will be able to keep and always have a keepsake from his grandpa. Thanks dad!!

Shelf Instructions

I had dad to write up instructions on building the shelf. CLICK HERE for printable instructions.

UPDATE – October 2014

The D-rings was making the top shelf tilt down and wasn’t stable. We had to think of a better way to hang the shelf since it’s going into the boys room (yes, now we have two boys). See the pictures below how we decided to fix our problem.

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I made the mobile. It was super easy to do. A lot of people have asked me how I made it. I got all the stuff at Michael’s craft store and only spend about $12 (not including the hot glue gun, I already had that). Here is a list of the things you need to make your own.

Nursery Mobile:

  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Paint
  • 2 Wooden dowels
  • 4 Wooden balls
  • Ribbon
  • three different colors of foam paper – 2 sheets of each color, depending on how big you make your circles. Need 120 circles.
  • clear jewelry twine or fishing line
  • Straight Pin
  • key ring or metal ring
  • plain ball ornament – or whatever you like to hang in the middle

Directions to make mobile: 

Paint the wooden dowels and balls. Once dried glue wooden rounds on the end of the sticks and then tie the two sticks in the middle making an X. Glue together for a strong hold.

Find a circular item (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter) to make your circles on your foam paper. Something you can press down on the foam paper to make an indention and then you can go back a cut out all the circles. Use the straight pin to make a hole in the middle of the circle. You can stack three to four circles together to take less time. Once you have all your circle cut out and a hole punched, make 9 piles of circles, alternating the colors. I had about 13 circle on each string and 16 in the middle string. Tie a knot at one end of the twine and thread one circle, tie another knot about an inch up from the circle and thread another circle. Repeat until finished. You can make the circle closer together but you may need more circles. Tie each string to wooden dowel, one long string in the middle and then two on each end. Tie the ornament to the end of the longer middle string.

Tie a the twine from the middle of the mobile to the key ring. Tie or glue the ribbon from the end of the wooden dowel to the key ring. I glued the ribbon on the wooden dowel as I wrapped the ribbon around to make a more finished look. I wrapped the ribbon around the center of the wooden dowels to cover up the glue and the string in the middle.

That’s it! Your’e done!