Avery’s Animal Colored Nursery

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A colorful animal themed nursery fit for a baby boy or girl!

Design Inspiration

Wanted an animal themed nursery that was different from the typical Noah's Ark.  At the same time, the colors needed to be gender neutral since we didn't know what we were having!  I got a lot of inspiration from sites like Etsy and other nurseries.

Decorating Style

I consider myself a functional diy decorator. If I can't find the look  I'm trying to get across...I make it! 

Project Details

Room Sources:
Paint Color - Sherwin Williams (SW6937) Tantalizing Teal
Rug: Shag Rug - Target
Crib: Graco Lauren Classic Convertible Crib - Target
Crib Skirt & Sheets: DIY (by my mother)
Changing Table/Dresser: Ameriwood White 6-Drawer Dresser - Big Lots
Ipod dock: iHome iH15 LED Color Changing Speaker System - Amazon
Ribbon Tree: DIY (by my sister-in-law)
Changing Pad Cover: DIY (by my  mother)
Diaper Wet bag: Planet Wise Wet/Dry Diaper Bag (Owl) - Amazon
Curtains: DIY (by my mother)
Blinds: Walmart
Rocking Chair/Bench Seat Cushions: DIY
Storage Ottoman: Target
Wall Decal: Custom Bible verse - Etsy
Wall/Framed Art: DIY
Dog Tail Hooks: Bastis - Ikea

Closet Sources: 
Paint Color: Leftover from office paint job - Sherwin Williams Yellow
Shelving Unit: Expedit - Ikea
Storage Boxes: Drona - Ikea
Closet Rod Organizers - Amazon
Hangers: Bagis - Ikea
Hamper: 3-drawer hamper - Target

Favorite Items

That would be the custom wood work and lighting.  My husband actually built the built-in shelves/window seat.  I love the extra storage underneath.  It allows Avery to grow with the room.   We also did the board and batten on the walls and lighting above the bookshelves.


Use you imagination and don't be afraid to custom make the look you want!


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    All of the woodwork on the walls and on the shelves/window seat is fantastic! Tell your husband great job! :)
    I am curious about the little rabbit item on the changing table, though- what is is, and where did you get it?

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    I love all the DIY projects… Not pg yet, but hoping that once I am, most of the nursery will be done by me as well! GReat stuff, and thanks for sharing!

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    I absolutely love the white and teal combo. So refreshing, bright and soothing. And oh, the colorful dog tail hooks are so cute!

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