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We wanted to have a gender neutral nursery since we did not find out the sex of our baby before birth. However, we also wanted to have something colorful - going beyond your standard beiges, greens and yellows. We found this to be very hard to find examples of that didn't skew too much boy or girl. Then I saw the Skip Hop bedding and knew it was the perfect color palette for our colorful nursery. We used a slightly lighter shade of the blue found in the bedding as the wall color. We love blue for boys or girls. To balance out the intensity of the blue, we opted for a significant amount of white in the rest of the room to keep a bright, light feel.
I actually saw alphabet wall art on Project Nursery and fell in love with the idea. Then of course, everywhere I looked I kept seeing more and more alphabet wall art (thank you Pinterest!). It made it tough to figure out exactly how I wanted the letters to look! The differences in all the letters allows for funky and personalized art. We also love that they are something we can keep for the long haul - possibly even moving them to a playroom once we no longer need a nursery.
Fun, spirited, twist on classics.
- Maternity/Newborn Photography and Frames - Kelly Michelle Photography: http://www.kellymichellephotography.com/
- Vinyl Tree Art - Simple Shapes shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/62329970/tree-with-two-owls-and-butterflies-decal
- Alphabet Wall Art - DIY with most of the letters and decorating items coming from Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I used spray paint, fabric, scrapbooking paper and yarn to decorate the letters. Many of the techniques of how to decorate them I found through searches on Pinterest.
- Bedding - Skip Hop Treetop Friends http://www.skiphop.com/product/treetopfriendsbedding.htm
- Cubbies, Dresser, Chair - IKEA
- Lamp, Curtains - Target
- Personalized Cason Print - Little Lion Studio shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/67598151/baby-print-botanical-garden-and-little
I love, love how the alphabet wall turned out. It was time consuming but well worth it. The bead board looks awesome, my hubby did such a good job with it! I also love the photography and frames. This was one area of the nursery that we knew we could personalize since we want to keep most of the nursery the same for all our future baby's. With the photo's, we can swap in other beautiful shots from Kelly Michelle of Cason growing up or of a new babe. These amazing photo's will be something we will always have and treasure!
I laid out what I wanted for the letters in the computer so that I could figure out first the sizes and fonts for the letters. It helped make it easier to pick out the right types of letters seeing it this way. And as I tried to figure out where the various color pops should be, I laid out all the letters on the ground with the respective paper, yarn, etc so I was using to decorate the letters with so I could see how it looked before I decorated each letter.