1.06.2012

Nursery Progress - DIY Mobile { Part Three }

Well, it's official...
I'm done with the mobile, it's hung, and I'm satisfied. 

It only took us like 3 months to get it that way! 

I felt like the biggest dummy while working on this because we could not figure out how to hang this bad boy (1) at the desired height and (2) level!  It was like we needed a "Dummies Guide to Hanging a Handmade Mobile.  Seriously.  No joke on this one.  It was a process.  A long process which included the occasional yelling at each other... Oh yea, home projects and work around the house causes the most yelling!  HAHA... that and driving in Chicago. 
First we thought we'd hang it over the crib as is the case in most nurseries... and we liked that idea.  Then the more time it took to hang it and the more difficulty we had with the fishing wire to hang it, we decided that might not be a good spot for it.  I mean, what if it fell in the crib?!  Mr. K was sure this was going to happen and then was sure that if it did, our baby would be stuck in a fishing wire mess and something bad was going to happen...


So we decided to try another spot.
The final spot. 

While I went and returned some holiday gifts this past weekend, Mr. K decided he'd work on this project for the last time.  While he hung it too low initially, he did hang it.  And it looks pretty good.  See....

What do you think? 


Now, all we need is some sort of mirror.  I'm really wanting to use my Great Grandmother's that I have in the garage, but it's soooo old and it's SOOOO heavy that I'm not sure it will work.  Hmmm....

I was also hoping to possibly find one like John and Sherry did for their nursery at Marshalls and then just paint it... Hmmm....

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Then I think we are about finished...
But at least you can be done hearing about this darn mobile for now!  It did take us forever to finish, but we did it and before Baby K's arrival! 


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5 comments:

Megan said...

We made a mobile similar to this too, but we used butterflies :) Looking good.

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

I totally love that! It is simple, yet colorful. I bet the baby will love cooing at it. ;)

I would love for you to share it at Find Your Craft Friday!!

http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/find-your-craft-friday-5.html

Lisa said...

I love how the simple projects always end up taking the longest! Good idea with the mirror & mobile by the dresser. I have to say after having a baby that I like them better there than by the crib. It's so much more fun for the baby and the mobile is distracting in the bed so they won't sleep!

Lynnie said...

I just finished punching out a bunch of pinks, reds, etc.. to make a Valentine , well really for the month of February, decor for my kitchen or dining room. Can't wait to get it finished, your end project looks amazing! So creative!

Ashleigh said...

Too cute!! And it looks really easy to make!

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