- A Project For: Vivienne
- Age: Due April 30th
- Location: Kansas City, MO
I wanted to create a nursery for our daughter that was sweet, girly and unique.
For me color and pattern was the most important thing in the room. I found a piece of artwork on Etsy that had all the colors I wanted to use; a super soft light pink (the shade of a ballet slipper), hot pink and aqua. I also found an image on pinterest of a bunch of different patterned pillows used on one bed. It inspired me to mix a bunch of different patterns in the room.
Definitely eclectic! Our house is a mix of traditional, modern, and vintage. I wanted our baby girls room to be the same. The less "cookie cutter" the better!
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Light Quartz
Wallpaper: Thibault Little Leaf in Metallic Silver
Light Fixture: Ikea
Shelving Unit: Old Pottery Barn, we painted the insides with pink acrylic paint
Mirror: Vintage that was gold, and we painted it pink
Diaper Caddy: HomeGoods
Small Chair: My granny's boudoir chair from the 60's that I had recovered with fabric from Calico Corners
Lamp and shade: Target
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Love Print: The Wheatfield on Etsy
Abstract Artwork: made by me (acrylic paint on canvas)
Bow Holder: DIY using a vintage frame, a piece of cardboard covered with fabric (Damask from Hobby Lobby) and then wrapped ribbon around and glue gunned together at the back.
Amy Butler Pillow on Glider: Pillow Mio on Etsy
Turqoise and White Flower Pillow on Glider: Hobby Lobby
Pink Print Pillow in crib: old pillow I had recovered with Fabric from Urban Arts & Crafts Kansas City
Pom Pom trim pillow: Pinecone Hill
Crib Bedding: Amity Home from Lauren Alexandra Kansas City
Curtains: sailcloth from Target, I glue gunned hot pink pom pom trim on the edges (pom pom trim from Hobby Lobby)
Hot Pink clock: Hobby Lobby
I absolutely love the effect of the Ikea light fixture. I had seen it used in a couple of other nursery's on Project Nursery and I knew I had to have it! It creates a soft light and reflects flower petals on the wall. For $50 it is quite a statement piece.
I also love how my Granny's chair turned out. I like the size of the chair, which will be perfect for our little girl to crawl up on her own and hopefully read books someday.
Don't be afraid to try something out of your comfort zone! I had never done wallpaper before and it made me nervous to pick out something that was so permanent on the wall. I am glad I did because it really ties the whole room together.
It is definitely time consuming to create an eclectic nursery. I spent a lot of time searching out the perfect items, but in the end I am glad I did. There are so many personal touches that make it unique and special just for our little girl.
Posted on April 9, 2012 43,100 views
Melanie is a veteran of the fashion industry turned stay at home mom, fashion blogger, craft enthusiast and bargain hunter. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, three-year-old son, baby daughter and Jack Russell Terrier.> more projects by Melanie
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