A Project For
For our baby boy, I wanted something fun and light and whimsical, with lots of color. I love blues and greens, and I fell in love with the Riley Blake aqua chevron fabric on Etsy. Hours were spent on Pinterest and looking for the perfect everything, while keeping a slight budget in mind and spending money where it counted. Another challenge was the room - two walls of windows, doors on the other walls, and duct work creating difficult corners. Everything had to be measured exactly for this to work!
Discovering custom bedding on Etsy really opened up a whole new world for nursery ideas, colors and patterns. I kept gravitating towards the aqua-gray-green color scheme, and mixed and matched several different sellers. Most of the other ideas came from Pinterest - from the bench seating, to finding nursery art, to displaying books on picture ledges.
Simple, with personality. I love bringing in items that we love or items from places that we love.
Paint: Valspar "Wet Pavement" (Lowe's)
Bench: Ikea Expedit Shelving (Ikea)
Bench Pad: 3" foam pad custom-cut from a local Houston shop ($30), removable fabric cover sewn by my mom (Fabric on Etsy)
Boxes: Ikea Drona (Ikea)
Glider: Little Castle Charleston Swivel Glider Halo Collection (Target) & Ottoman (Target)
Nightstand: Ikea Hemnes (Ikea)
Rug: Filament Geometric Green Wool Rug (Overstock)
Bedding & Linens:
Pillow Forms: Joann's
Aqua Chevron Fabric: Etsy seller Cynlovely
Gray Fabric: Etsy seller FabricSecret
DIY Instructions/Pattern: Sparkle Power Blog
Gray Elephant Stuffed Animal: Pottery Barn
Gray Dog Stuffed Animal: Amazon
All frames on walls from Ikea
Alphabet Print: Luliloola on Etsy
Framed Chevron Fabric (will replace eventually)
(Above Changing Table)
Bunting Banner Print: DIY by me
Two Puppies Painting: Bought at a boutique in Virgin Islands
Picture Ledges: RIBBA @ Ikea
Stuff on Shelf:
Green Monkey: Pier 1
Green Striped Monkey: Target, several years ago
Blue Picture Frame & Gray Picture Frame: Target
Blocks: Skip Hop
Elephant Mirror: Skip Hop
Blue Elephant Pull Toy: JoanOrr Shop on Etsy
I fell in love with the reversible chevron quilt on Etsy and the green modern graphic rug with roads.
I also love the gray stuffed dog that looks (sort of) like our mixed breed schnauzer.
- Follow a pattern for the bench seat cover (and always listen to your mom!)
- If you love something, check the return policy, and BUY IT. It may sell out and you'll have to settle for something else.