"We have a wizard in the family!"
Well, sort of. [insert smiley face here] Although our little Oliver will undoubtedly be "muggle born" ... he will certainly be dwelling in a place fit for a bona fide Hogwart's-bound wizard.
I have finally finished decorating what, if I do say so myself, just might be the most spectacular and unique baby nursery of all time. I know, I'm being modest.
Call us crazy ... but before baby Oliver was even conceived, Justin and I decided to create a "Harry Potter" themed nursery for our second child. And oh what fun the process has been. Although we've been working on this special space since I was about 21 weeks pregnant ... it wasn't until this weekend that the finishing touches were put into place. And, if you know anything at all about me, you know that I wasn't about to share photographs until every tiny detail was complete. This nursery design was definitely a lot more complicated than a trip to Babies R Us for bedding and wall art; however, the finished result was absolutely worth the trouble of scavenging for everything Potter-esque.
So with the help of Lowes, Etsy, a broom crafter, eBay, Amazon, Cracker Barrel, WalMart, Michaels, Babies R Us, Hobby Lobby, Pier One, Target, antique dealers, Ross, Universal Studios and a couple of yard sales ... we have a genuine masterpiece! I hope you like it as much as we do!
Note that the ceiling "matches the sky" like that in the Great Hall of Hogwarts.
The only way to enter Oliver's nursery: through Platform 9 & 3/4.
These are all personal photographs taken during our trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Oliver's highly-stocked closet ... complete with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley's wands above it ... and the Knight Bus inside.
Remember this circa 1872 trunk from a previous post?
Probably my favorite element of the nursery: the handcrafted broom used as a curtain rod!
I'm also so very proud of the canvas art behind this glider because it was created from a photograph of our own collection of Rowling's epic novels ... taken by me! I can't wait to read to Oliver in this chair.
(please also note the adorable miniature cauldron on the red shelf ... hehe)
It's finally complete!
Now, all we have to do is sit back ... relax ... and wait to see if Oliver is as big of a Harry Potter fan as we clearly are ... in about 12 years or so!