Hudson Alexander Jenkinson!!
Back when my bestie was preggo with her adorable son Greyson, her mom and sister planned her a circus themed baby shower. Jenn asked if I could help out with food labels and I of course said “no problem!”
For this project, I opted to design and print something simple and embellish after the fact.
In action with her awesome cupcakes!
We had a nice productive weekend here at The Jenkinson’s. It very well could be the last one we have for a while with Hudson due to arrive any day (12 days and counting people).
She is such a good helper!
Why not wear all your pretties at once?
Or wear your shorts on your head?
We picked up Frozen this week. We loved it!
And had breakfast for dinner. Kyler’s favorite!
Kyler helped Chris and my Dad with the outdoor kitchen this weekend. She had to make sure all the measurements were just right.
For breaks, she played in the sand. The life of a 2 year old!
Today was a good day to head out to the park.
Okay so maybe walking to the park while it was 87 degrees out and I am wearing jeans wasn’t the best thing for a lady who could pop at any moment…. but Kyler had a good time.
Playing on the big kids side
We stopped by Kenley’s house for some backyard fun aka pick up rocks. Kyler’s favorite game!
That’s our week! I have about a week and a half before Hudson is officially due to arrive which we all know doesn’t mean too much. I wouldn’t mind if he decides to come sooner than later though 🙂 Crazy to think we will be a family of four in no time!
Happy Birthday to my big brother in heaven, Craig. I love and miss you buddy!
I love me a plank wall these days. I knew I wanted to install one for the 2nd nursery for a long time now. If the baby was a boy, wood stain it is. If the baby was a girl, it would have ended up weathered grey (hmmm maybe somewhere else in the house???). As soon as we found out baby # 2 was a he, it was time to get planning!
We did some research online and determined we wanted to go with sanded plywood. I love the pallet look, however, I did not want to round-up tons of pallets, worry about splintering of the wood (pallet wood is not the best), and then no know where the wood has been (chemicals, etc).
We opted for 3/4″ Sanded Oak in 4’x8′ sheets. We could have gotten away with 1/2″ but that is what our store had to offer. Our wall took 3 full sheets and we had Home Depot do the big cuts for us (we choose 6″).
We took our 6″x 8′ boards (24 of them) and laid them out to stain. We choose to go with 3 similar stains to give the appearances of a rustic and worn wall.
We stained 8 boards in each color.
Before installing, Chris attempted to find the studs on the wall.
We installed the boards on an exterior wall. We have no clue what it’s made of but we are assuming it must be a combo of concrete block and metal straps (reminder, we live in Florida). Because of that, we couldn’t use a run-of-the-mill nail gun. We ended up using a T-Nailer with large nails made especially for concrete and metal. Pro: The suckers don’t move. Con: You can see the nail head loud and clear. We were going to attempt to cover them up, however, A) We didn’t want to ruin the wall and B) Once we moved everything in place, it actually looked fine!
As for the cuts, we really just went with where the studs were and there was no rhyme or reason as to what color came next. We just made sure we didn’t go with the same exact color side by side.
We are LOVING our little man’s plank wall. We have even talked about doing something similar in another part of the house! Any questions? Feel free to ask!
For Hudson’s Nursery, I went with a “Tiny Travelers” theme. I opted for the more rustic and worn look and I am absolutely in LOVE with how it turned out!
Now, how did we get here?
Way back when we moved into the house, his room looked like this:
For the past 2 years, his room aka storage room has looked like different stages of this:
Once we got started on the plank wall (more details to come on that in a couple days), the room quickly evolved into the photos above.
Chris made this matching shelf. Love!
Globe piggy bank, mod-podge map letters, and some safari animals
and this matching map artwork for over his dresser!
Left over planks + AWESOME map from lulukuku designs
Borrowing some friends from his Big Sister
Well folks, there it is 🙂 After he arrives, I will put in the finishing touches like photos and his birth stats but you get the idea 🙂
It all started from this mood board a year ago 🙂
Here is a list of some of things you can find in his room!Map on wooden planks (Tell her This Grey House sent you!): Lulukuku Designs Burlap Pillow: Vintage Biplane from PolkaDot Apple Crib Rail, Sheet and Changing Pad: Rocky Top Design Crib Skirt: Prescott at Pottery Barn Kids Curtains: Ikat Key in Horseradish fromWest Elm Curtain Rod Ends: Gold Rock Finials from Land of Nod Both lamps: Target Zebra Head: A hidden gem at Home Goods! Picture Frames: Most of theme came from TJMaxx Globe Bank: Home Goods Random Trinkets: Hobby Lobby, Amazon, gifts, Home Goods
Let me know if you have any questions!!!