Saturday, November 24, 2007

Baby Peterson's room is finished

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been such a long time since we last posted anything but things around here have been pretty busy. Since we moved into the house we have been working hard on getting some things done before winter. One of the major projects that needed to get done was the nursery. With only 3 weeks to go we have been under some pressure to finish it.

The theme we wanted to go with for the baby's room was Noah's ark, so we asked a family from our church, who are very talented artist, if they would be interested in doing a mural on the walls of some animals and the ark. We were thrilled when they decided to do it for us!

Before we started we had to do some work in the room. First Micah worked on fixing a hole in the closet and putting primer on the walls to cover up the preexisting baby blue paint.

When the primer was all on the walls we had some help putting the two base colors that Micah choose for the room. Our friend Weiwei and his sister Shiloh.

When Shiloh came up to paint the artist had already been here to do some sketches on the wall so she needs to be very careful to paint around them.

Each week the artist and his family would come over to do some painting and more drawing. It was such a blessing to have this family in our home week after week.

This picture was taken after the first night of painting.

After 6 weeks and a few extra visits in there the nursery walls were finally finished!!! However before we could move the baby stuff back into the nursery we needed to put some stain on the floor to protect the hardwood. Micah worked very hard getting this done in two nights so now we have a complete nursery...all it is missing is Baby P!!!

Here is what the nursery looks like from the hall way as you are about to enter.

Looking into the nursery this picture is on the left hand side. The three big animals and Noah will be looking into the crib, while the ark is above the head of the crib.

This is a close up of some of the animals coming out of the ark. It's Micah's favorite and if you look closely you can seen two little mice coming off the boat.

The ruler is on the conner of the wall as you are leaving the room. I think this has been the funnest feature of the room as all our guest love to see how tall they are!

This picture is on the right hand side of the room as you walk in. I love how the hippo is right beside the rocking chair!!

The scroll is located behind the door. These verses from the Bible are part of the story of the flood.