After brainstorming and searching the Internet for weeks trying to decide what style of bookshelf to build for Blake, I finally told my Dad "just paint me a red bookshelf. Nothing fancy...just something to put toys and books on." Well, that was SO not good enough for my Dad. He wanted a real project. And thanks to a random, early morning idea from my Mom who just sat up one day and said "why not make a book shelf to look like a gas pump or something"...the cutest boy's bookshelf ever was created.
I would love to take credit for the design of this bookshelf but it was 100% my Dad's idea...down to every last detail. Like the antique gas pump...
And the wooden globe personalized with Blake's name...
It was also his idea to display one of his antique LGB trains. And of course, a nursery wouldn't be complete without a piggie bank so Grandma Mueller took care of that detail (the car is a bank).
I guess the only thing I can take credit for are the Pottery Barn Kids canvas totes that I am such a fan of. It was fun buying boy colors for a change :-)
I wish my full-room picture would have turned out better because seriously...this bookshelf COMPLETELY makes the room. I mean really...can you have a bunch of vehicles in the room without a gas pump? I think not :-)
So once again...thank you SO MUCH Daddy-O for creating such a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind bookshelf for Blake. Him and I will cherish this forever :-)