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Design Reveal: A Baby’s Nest

Cassie is a seasoned blogger, Etsy shop owner, graphic designer and crafter who officially added the title of Mom last week as she and her family welcomed Perry Avery into the world! Cassie’s nesting time was well spent creating a soothing, bird inspired nursery. “For the baby’s room, we decided to keep it understated, clean and modern with a folksy twist. I wanted a room I could personally seek refuge in and not just a character-themed nursery he would outgrow in a couple years…I’d say the room currently reflects my own style and not necessarily that of a baby boy.

The color inspiration came from a quilt Cassie made a few years back and the crib/crib bedding comes from Walmart. Fearing that the notNeutral wall decals wouldn’t properly adhere due to the room’s textured walls, Cassie created her own version with a quart of paint, stencils made out of card stock, and a roll of masking tape. The green paint on the wall is Valspar 6003-3B Martinique Dawn in eggshell and the green used for the mural is Valspar MS245 Spiny Sea Urchin in semi-gloss. For more DIY details, visit Cassie’s sweet blog “Twittering Bird“. Oh, and we must boast that Project Nursery inspired the darling, complimentary handmade bird mobile!

Cassie believes that anyone can easily customize anything with a couple quarts of paint and a few yards of fabric! We wanted a dresser instead of a changing table, so the little guy could use it for years to come. We were on an ikea budget and weren’t quite satisfied with anything we saw until we spied this dresser. It’s solid wood but the colors were anything but exciting, so we figured a few quarts of paint would be the perfect solution. The exact colors of the dresser are: Valspar 5004-9C Beach Sparkle (blue) and Valspar 6010-4 Amazon Silt – both in semi-gloss.

Just one simple curtain panel provided enough fabric to make two valances. And the best part – The fabric was found on sale at Target for only three dollars! The dresser and shelf are both from Ikea. Some of Cassie’s favorite finds include the Amy Ruppel print (their first purchase once pregnant), the inflatable “Rody“, and the Bla-Bla knit toys.

Best wishes to both Cassie and baby! Thank you for taking the time to share with us. We hope you enjoy many peaceful nights in your beautiful nursery!

  • http://paintyourspace.com Lesley Smith

    The branches with the birds are so unique and love the folksy twist!

  • http://www.bambinoclark.blogspot.com Jill

    I love the orange accent color throughout the room and the quilt is great too! Love all of the color choices!

  • Julie B.

    Fantastic taste! I’ll be using your room for inspiration while designing my own nursery. Thank you for sharing.

  • Charlotte

    I would love to know where you got the print of the teddy/bunny that is in the background of the photo featuring a close up of the plastic bird?

  • Maizy

    I think i’ve finally figured out what my other first time pregnant friends are talking about when they say “obsess over just the right (fill in the blank with any baby related product here)! I am absolutely in love with the knitted sweater slipcover on this nursery’s rocker!! Where can i get my very own just like it?

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