Baby Rooms, Design Reveal

Design Reveal: A Through Z

Break out the jars of “Mod Podged” people because after visiting Beck’s nursery, you are going to want to copy this look. I personally love this one—with a big heart around the ABC wall! Congrats to Mom Stephanie who thought of everything from A through Z. Read on to see what I mean…

Alphabet Nursery

Child’s name: Beck
Age: 1 month
Location: South Jordan, Utah

What was your inspiration for the room?
My inspiration for the room came from a picture of an alphabet wall I found in a local magazine. I searched everywhere for random letters until I found all 26. After some re-painting, the letters were hung and the ABC wall was complete. For the other wall I wanted something fairly simple to avoid the room being too busy. I was inspired by a past Project Nursery design found on your blog for the animal prints. Other inspiration comes from magazine and web searching.

What best describes your decorating style?
I don’t know that I have a specific style. I enjoy all aspects of design. I love color especially for a kids room. I find that I love anything from Pottery Barn and Land of Nod.


Please share with us choice of paint colors, furniture, art, diy tips, etc.
My husband and I recently repainted the whole house so when it came time to do the baby’s room, the idea of painting again was not exactly something I was up for. We decided to keep the neutral wall color. I brought in color through the letters which I painted in different shades of red, blue, and green. For some of the letters I mod-podged scrapbook paper onto the surface of the letter. I consider myself a bargain shopper so I’m proud to say that I never paid more than $10 for a letter. If it wasn’t the right color, I made it right. The crib and bedding are from Target. The bookshelf and toy bins are from Ikea. The dresser was a hand me down from my mother. I repainted it and changed the knobs to give it a more up to date look. The animal prints are by Yuko Lau. I purchased the prints from firstartsource.net for just under $10 and then bought the frames from Ikea. The white mirror I found at a local consignment shop. The rocker/recliner is from The RC Willey Outlet.

What is your favorite item(s) in the room?
My favorite item in the room is my ABC wall. My favorite letter is the over sized button ‘O’ that I found marked way down at Downeast Home. I believe it is originally from Pottery Barn. I love all the little details in the room. The vintage red truck, the mini rocker, the toy bins are just some of my other favorites.

Is there anything else you would like to share?
I love to find great designs and then make them my own. Look in magazines, blogs, even pay close attention to the way a room is decorated from a favorite movie or TV show. There is so much out there to be inspired by. Don’t give up on something that is out of your budget. You can always find something similar that is cheaper. If not, then make it yourself. Don’t be afraid to search for what you want. Also look for things that can be used in other ways. I found a green planter box that I’m using beside the changing pad to hold diapers and lotions. Be creative!

25 Comments

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    So glad to see someone from Utah on here!!! Also I recently did an alphabet wall in my little girl Savannah’s room! Its so interesting that we had the same idea and executed it differently!

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    I love those letters. Do they come as a complete set or can you buy them individually to spell out your child’s name?

    Love to hear more details.

    ML

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    I can make these letters in an array of colors, patters, and sizes.. A customer saw these letters and came to me for some help. I love love love this idea and think the letters are going to turn out great!! If anyone else is interested visit my site on Etsy. http://www.spellitout.etsy.com

    Thanks

    Just found this website and I love it, it has given me some fantastic ideas as well. Im due in September!!

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    Fantastic design! Do you have a link to where I could buy the crib bedding online? I have looked all over but can’t find it. I don’t think Target sells it anymore but could not find it on eBay. Thank you!

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    Hi Heather,
    I think the bedding is exclusive to Target only so ebay may be your best bet. If you are looking for something similar, have you seen the Skip Hop Mod Dot set? One of our blog sponsors Baby Earth carries it.

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    Absolutely LOVE the alphabet!! Will totally use the idea!!! Thanks for your creativity and sharing your artwork. It works so well for the nursery!

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    I LOVE your letter wall!! I’m afraid it would probably take me 18 years to find all the letters though!! :( I have the exact animals prints, minus the pig…i have the monkey. They look adorable in my son’s room. Good job…I envy the alphabet wall! TOO CUTE!

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    LOVE those animal prints above the crib!!!!! I am going to visit firstartsource.net to get them now. Thanks for the ideas!

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    I ordered those alphabet letters from a company called A Work in Progress and it was promised to be shipped no later than 10 weeks upon purchase. The company NEVER initiated any contact to inform us they were behind schedule. It has been 23 weeks since the purchase was made. Each time we asked about it we were told another 4 weeks or another 2 weeks. Needless to say the third time we again had to contact them and were pushed back even further. At this time, we canceled our order and requested a refund. Sherri the owner of the company was rude, and unprofessional, in one email she told me “to get a life”, Every time we contacted her she was rude and made excuses as to why they didn’t have our order ready. They are not only way over priced, but you may not ever receive your purchase. If you like this product it would be in your best interest to find a more reasonable vendor! They are sold at Michaels and other places much more reasonably price!

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    DO NOT BUY FROM THE VENDOR. Unless you just like to pay for something you will never recieve. Read my review on the jabber.com

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