Music Nursery

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

Tips for a low-budget music nursery:

  • Record frames can be found cheap, and the records don’t have to be worth big bucks. Husbanks sifted through my parent’s old records and I went to antique stores to search for specific albums. Most were $3.00.
  • If you want a 1960s mod look, head to IKEA. They will have inexpensive furniture providing great storage and clean lines. Oh, and they still offer several shag rugs.
  • The changing table was a floor sample (it has scratches on it, but when you live with a cat you don’t worry) from the now defunct Austin USA Baby. Jerks.
  • Use the instruments you already have for wall decorations and utilize the empty cases for storage: Free.
  • Sheet music from college musical auditions gathering dust? Pick a song that means something to you and use it as decoration.
  • And if you didn’t get the detail of the poster by the window – it’s two cats in a bike. Idea from Sarah. Love the look:

Crib: hand-me-down from Husbanks’ sister.
Knitted sleep sack: made by Sarah H.
Colorful blanket: made by Heather.
Industrial “M” over crib: gift from Gin.

  1. #1 by Ginny on October 28, 2010 - 8:51 am

    Industrial “M” for Music! Love it.

  2. #2 by Husbanks on October 28, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Excellent job, spouse. I’m proud of you and your decorating skills. The kid is going to love it.

  3. #3 by hilstreet on October 28, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Gin! I forgot to mention that the “Industrial M” was a gift from you. I added it to the list.

  4. #4 by Suz on October 28, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    I love it! Such an inspiring place for BabyBanks!

  5. #5 by Julia on October 28, 2010 - 8:04 pm

    How creative and beautiful. Your lives are about to change, all for the better and I am so excited for you to start the journey. Remember to lean on one another, your friends and your family. It takes a village to raise a baby and it is so wonderful!!

    • #6 by hilstreet on October 29, 2010 - 7:21 am

      That is a sweet comment, Julia.

      It does take a village … and our babies will be in the same village soon!

  6. #7 by Ellie on October 29, 2010 - 9:24 am

    You did a fabulous job, this came together perfectly. I can’t wait to see pics with your baby in this room!

  7. #8 by tierd on October 29, 2010 - 10:28 am

    Absolutely precious! Love it – and so excited for you!!!

  8. #9 by Sarah H on October 29, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    It looks so great!! I am in Chicago and just gathered the ladies around to look at it. Mom cried of course. Everyone loves it. Yay!! Can’t wait to meet that baby.

  9. #10 by Jennifer on October 29, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    OMG. What an amazing room! You did such a great job!!!

  10. #11 by Rachel Austin on October 29, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    So cute. Can’t wait to see the baby in that adorable room.

  11. #12 by Steph on October 29, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    I love this Hilary and Ryan! Fantastic job. 🙂

  12. #13 by Andria on October 30, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Now all that room needs is a baby! So precious.

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