Harper Joy’s Peaceful Pink and Blue Nursery

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A Project For

Harper Joy

Age

due May 2012

Location

Carlsbad, CA

Description

Harper's blue and pink peaceful nursery

Design Inspiration

The Annette Tatum bedding, Daisy inspired the color scheme and the American Dream furniture we got from a friend inspired the vintage, shabby-chic feel of the room.

Decorating Style

My style in this room is cohesive, simple, functional and budget-conscious without sacrificing class and elegance (I hope!). I like things to make sense and also be useful and not cost too much, all while looking fabulous and far more expensive than it is. Before I buy anything I think, "Can I do it myself?"And if the answer is "Yes, and even better!" then I will!

Project Details

Crib/dresser: American Dream from Craigslist/friend, $300 including Kolcraft mattress

Walls: We chose the paint based on the bedding, and I stenciled the crib wall with a stencil from Royal Design Studio. We decided to add a chair rail half way down the wall rather than stencil to the floor because it was so tedious!

Corner shelves: Urban Outfitters, $20 each (discontinued), spray painted ivory. Decorative knick knacks from Michaels

Bookcase: Craigslist $40. Re-painted ecru, sanded, bead board backing painted the same pink as the wall.

Glider: $366, JC Penny (Casey Glider, Ivory Chenille)

Hanger/growth chart: both from Etsy, different vendors

DIY projects: paper lace doily banner; wooden bird mobile (embroidery hoop, wooden ornaments, lace ribbon, scrapbook paper all from Michaels); Strength of My Love canvas (painted canvas, printed quote onto tissue paper, mod podged to canvas); tissue paper poms; wall letters from Craft Cuts painted ecru, crown moulding frame made by husband from Home Depot; H on door from Michaels

All baskets from Michaels. Lamp from Ikea. Sunshine print from Etsy. Harper Joy blanket from Pottery Barn Kids.

Favorite Items

My most favorite item is the glider because it fits in the room so perfectly and is like sitting on a cloud. I know I am going to get LOTS of use out of it, so I was willing to spend a bit of money ($360, JC Penny Casey Glider in Ivory Chenille). My second favorite item is the Strength of My Love canvas that I made. I modified the quote a bit since she technically isn't the ONLY one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside, so it is one of a kind! I downloaded the font (Sunshine Poppy) from www.dafonts.com and then printed the quote out on tissue paper, taped to a regular piece of printer paper. Then I cut it free, Mod Podged the entire canvas, which I painted a soft blue, including the edges, and then smoothed the tissue paper on top.

Advice

Research DIY projects on Pinterest! There are so many cool things you can do that cost practically nothing (like the tissue paper poms and the canvas I made) and I think it means a lot more to do it yourself than just ordering everything on Amazon!

4 Comments

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    It’s nice to see a really simple nursery with little vintage and shabby-chic details. It’s because more often than not, homemakers think that simplicity and vintage/shabby chic do not go together.

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    Hi. This is so sweet. I have a 13 month old and recently started redecorating her room. I have a bird mobile and the same bird cage you do. I thought of handing two bird cages near the bird mobile or putting white Christmas lights in it. I also painted her room light blue. I used Ben Moore. Color slipped my mind. What is the color of blue you used? And what is the pink called? I have to add more pink accents. I like your room. Great job.

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