So I headed to my local tack shop (Lowe's, the huge home improvement store) and rustled up some rope. We already had a staple gun, staples, and a stepladder, so this was a nice, cheap project--just 11 bucks for the rope.
On Friday, I got to work. A few hours later, Zoodle's room had a border. Here are pictures of the four walls.
This big lasso will have something in the middle of it--something involving paint, actually. (More on that later, of course!)
Add a boot, hat, and blue jeans (well, not actually blue), and there's plenty of inspiration for a growin' cowboy.
Whimsical rope loops and stars fill in the rest of the border.
If I'd known that decorating his nursery was going to be this fun, Zoodle might not have had to spend a year in a boring room. I'll keep workin' on it (in between cattle drives and horseback rides, of course), and I'll keep you up to date as it comes together.