Mar 1, 2009

Meta Monday - Nursery Art

Let me just start by reminding you of my one year blog anniversary giveaway. I have quite a few names to draw from but I would love to add yours to the list! Just let me know you'd like to enter and make sure I know your your blog or e-mail address to contact you if you win. I'll draw the name on March 8 and announce the winner of one of my own watercolors on March 9.


When my daughter was pregnant both times I thought I would lose my mind I was so excited. I was born to be a grandmother! I could hardly wait to get in the nurseries to paint. Julie found out during both of her pregnancies that was was expecting girls at about 20 weeks. We thought we had loads of time but her first baby was a preemie. They didn't have a stick of furniture or as much as a diaper, but by George, they had wisteria and butterflies on the walls! We were much more prepared for the second birth, though she was late...go figure! I'd like to show you some pictures of Sydney's and Isabelle's nurseries for today's Metamorphosis Monday. I had such a wonderful time doing them - and YES, I DO realize how blessed I am to have a daughter and son-in-law who share their lives and children with "Mimi and Papa" so freely. Julie wanted both girls to have different rooms. We had already done a romantic style nursery for Sydney with pink and lavender wisteria and vines along the upper border of the room. I added butterflies and nests among the vines. So we decided to create for Isabelle an outdoor scene, with a low wild flower border and a large tree laden with nests and bluebirds of happiness. For some reason I didn't take pictures before I started painting, but both rooms were basic solid beige/antique white rooms.

The first two pictures are of Sydney's room...




The rest of the pictures are of Isabelle's room...











Don't forget to visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. You simply will not believe the creativity of the amazing ladies who are posting for Meta Monday!


31 comments:

Bonnie said...

Kathy, these photos of the babies rooms are so precious. You are a wonderful artist! Thanks for sharing this with us! Bonnie

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, Kathy, you have such talent. What a lucky grandmother, and what fortuntate little girls. I know your daughter was thrilled to have you help decorate the nurseries. I just know there was love in every brush stroke! I loved the photos, especially the one with the pretty little dark-haired baby in the crib! Have a wonderful week!

southerninspiration said...

OH.SO. Pretty!! Those little ones are so lucky!!! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne

Susan said...

The nurseries are beautiful! Lucky babies!

Heather said...

both rooms are gorgeous! you are so talented. anytime you want to come paint another little girls room, you just let me know! lol

Deb said...

Your art work is so pretty! What a wonderful way to share your love with your grandbabies!

santamaker said...

Awww, what a precious baby room. The murals are just gorgeous.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Kathy! The rooms are just beautiful! I can see how much love and thought went into each of them! You are very talented and the girls are very lucky to have such a wonderful
grandmother....although being a granny myself, I know you would argue that it is the other way around!!!...Debbie

Danette said...

Kathy~
I have never seen anything more beautiful than these nurserys in my life! Unless it's the gorgeous baby in the crib!!! You are so talented and most certainly blessed! Thanks so much for showing these pictures. I'm going to have everyone in my house look at them.
Danette

Melissa said...

What lucky little girls to have such a talented Grandmother! Oh how I wish I had such talent!

Linda said...

Kathy, you are an amzaing artist. What beautiful walls you have created. I know you love those babies - there's nothing better! Linda

KBeau said...

Beautiful rooms. I hope they didn't use the same room for a nursery the second time around. I would have had a hard time painting over the first one.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh how I loved looking at the rooms. Just storybook perfect with all the wonderful details. I am not good with creative painting and I admire you and those who are. You daughter must be elated to have her talented mother so eager to help. Of course I loved the pic with the beautiful baby in the crib enjoying the nursery!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my faux floral arrangement! Nice of you. I see we were married the same yr. We have 3 grandsons and we are called Nini and Papa (very close!)

I hope you'll stop by often.

Donna

A Hint of Home said...

What can I say? You are so talented and gifted. You did a fantasic job on the rooms. They are so fortunate to have you in their lives.

Shelia said...

Oh, Kathy! How adorable! These little nurseries are the most precious things and you did this? I didn't realize you were an artist! You're great! I'm sure your daughter and your grandbabies are thrilled with their beautiful little rooms.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kelly said...

WOW!!! This is simply amazing! Beautiful nurseries!

pammiejo said...

That's great! What a treasure you are and blessed to be so talented! SO VERY CUTE! PAM

Scribbler said...

Lovely nurseries. You are so blessed to have two granddaughters.

Scribbler

Darla said...

What a talent! And very blessed babies to have you for a MImi!!

Linda said...

Kathy you are so talented, wow, just wonderful rooms. What a special Grandma these babes have!
Linda Q

Chandy said...

Lovely choice for today's Met Monday! Sorry for the late visit; too many errands...

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

~CC Catherine said...

Kathy....Why don't you live in GA? I LOVE YOUR Talents of painting...these rooms are just fantastic! Your grandbabies are very blessed to have such a talented Mimi! Seriously...this is GORGEOUS! Blessings to you friend~CC Catherine (I owe you an email reply, working on it! ;) My beloved ended up in the Urgent Care Saturday night with a hand accident., nearly lost half his thumb., talk soon! ;)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my goodness, you are very talented. Those girls are lucky to have such a devoted Grandma!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back soon.

prairiedog said...

Hi Kathy,I finally found my way over! Oh...I love these nurseries,so nice.I wish I could have done something like that for my granddaughter,unfortuantely they rent and there is only so much they are allowed to do.Beautiful!
Cyndi

Susie Q said...

What amazing rooms. We've stuck with painted walls for the most part...b/w checked contact paper around the middle for a divider in Snickerdoodle's ME room as a child...now lavender and white stripes that she painted...pink on the walls and ceiling of Sunshine's BR...she is getting white molding around her window this summer with a mistreatment for the window...thanks so much for your inspiration

Sharon said...

What a darling nursary! I love everything about it! I especially love the murals, I can't believe you did them, they are just so beautiful! You are so talented!

Hugs, Sharon

Nicole ~ said...

Thank you so much for stopping by & leaving the nice comment. You are so very talented, those rooms are amazing!

By the way, I like your name to your grandchildren, my grandmother is also Mimi.

dana said...

OMG!! Those rooms are just wonderful!!! I love the paintings you guys did on the walls and the wonderful sayings--my Gr. Girl has Goodnight Moon at the top of her "reading list"! You ARE a wonderful grandmother! We just found out our second gr child (due in July) is a boy.

Have a great rest of the week! dana

Linda C said...

These rooms are just gorgeous! You are one talented lady!!

I am jealous of your close proximity to your grandbabies. We have our grandson (16mo) an hour away, which is great-- but our grand daughter is due this month in Pittsburgh-11 hrs. away. That will be a challenge!

But they have sent pictures of their decorated nursery, so that helps:)

Thanks for sharing your beautiful painting with us:)

Linda C

Creative Baby Nursery Rooms said...

The rooms are absolutely gorgeous. Would you mind if I include them in the gallery on my website?
I would love for my readers to see them.
Please let me know. I would really appreciate it.

J Claire said...

The room you designed for Isabelle is lovely! I wish that you would enter it in our nursery pictures contest. The visitors to my site would enjoy it so much and you have a chance to win a nice prize, too!

Here's the url if you're interested

http://www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com/baby-nursery-theme-contest.html

Here are some pictures entered from past contests:

http://www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com/baby-nursery-pictures.html

J