A Project For
A combination of light and dark pinks, white, and pool blue combined with various patterns to create an elegant and one of kind nursery.
I knew that I wanted a lot of white and board and batten, then I started to play with some sort of teal/aqua color and gray in the room. So until we knew if we were having a boy or girl, painting and putting up board and batten was as far as we got. Once we knew we were having a girl, I had to have at least some pink in the room, though I didn't want to go overboard. I scoured the internet (especially Project Nursery!) for ideas but finally chose my colors based on the Pottery Barn Teen Pool Curtains and Rug and then searched for coordinating patterns that contained a hint of pink. I finally found the Love Bird Damask fabric from Carousel Designs...it was perfect! Everything just fell into place from there!
My decorating style seems to vary from room to room. I love clean and modern but also love a splash of color. Lately I've been loving shabby chic so I am all over the place! For a little girl's nursery, it was all about white, bright, and elegant, that's what I wanted from the beginning.
Crib: I loved the classic look of the Jenny Lind crib and got mine at www.overstock.com Bedding: Crib Sheet is from Carousel Designs www.babybedding.com and the crib skirt was made using Love Bird Damask fabric also from Carousel Designs but made by Etsy seller Jess from Nursery Dreams http://www.etsy.com/shop/NurseryDreams (Jess also made the changing pad cover) Glider and Ottoman: I found the set for $10 on Craigslist (highly recommend this considering how expensive they are) and recovered these myself, again using fabric from Carousel Designs (Ottoman only). Lamp, Curtains, and Rug: All from PB Teen, Pool colored. I added the "Once Upon a Time" silhouette to the inside of the lamp shade. I found the idea on Pinterest and printed the free download at http://www.chicaandjo.com/2012/04/25/silhouette-reading-lamp/ Wall Prints: Both are from etsy. "Happiness is a fish that you can catch" (an homage to my husband who LOVES to fish and wanted to fill the room with fish had it been a boy) http://www.etsy.com/shop/yaymeeralee and the now infamous Love print from Katie Daisy http://www.etsy.com/shop/thewheatfield Wall Gallery: I found this unfinished set at Poppy Seed Projects http://www.poppyseedprojects.com/ and then painted and stenciled the frames. Now they are just waiting for baby photos to fill them! The pink crown is from Hobby Lobby. The wall decal is from Sweetums Signatures http://www.sweetumssignatures.com/every-good-and-perfect-gift-wall-decals.html Dresser: I found the dresser at a thrift store for $30! A couple months before I was pregnant. I refinished it, mostly for fun. All of the glass knobs and pulls are from Hobby Lobby. It just happened to be a perfect match for the room. The teal colored drawer on top of the dresser is from Hobby Lobby and the matching Love Bird Damask box was a basket I recovered with leftover fabric from the ottoman. The chandelier was another steal from www.overstock.com
Its so hard to pick one favorite because I worked so hard on all the details! I adore the board and batten and I'm so proud of it because my husband and I did it all by ourselves. If I had to pick something, it would probably be the wall gallery. I love how it turned out and it will be even more special when we have pictures of Macie in them.
If you find something you like but its too expensive, search for ways to DIY or just google and google some more until you find it cheaper. I loved the bedding sets I found online but couldn't really afford them and also wanted something a little more simple so I found an etsy seller who could order their fabric and make exactly what I wanted. I think I spent about half what I would have if I had ordered a pre-made set. We saved a ton by refinishing a thrift store dresser and Craigslist glider/ottoman.