We wanted to design a nursery for our soon to arrive little man, but did not want to go the traditional route. We wanted colors and a design that can grow with him, yet still be relevant for an infant.
My sister sent me an image one day of an owl and said "what about putting owls in the nursery?"...from there all of the thoughts came. I started pulling ideas together from different images and came up with our colors first.
For our square wall I used excel to map out a grid and randomly colored out the squares. A few hours of careful taping and quart size paint in each color and it was done. Our wall decal came from Etsy and was a good fit to what we were looking for. I did opt to just buy the sheets separate vs. a bedding package which saved a lot of money. For the crib skirt I bought matching fabric and used hem tape to hide the cut edges. I added velcro to the top edge and the metal crib frame. The whole thing was under $20 and was the only way to find a simple skirt to match the sheet.
I love the owl pillows! A woman on Etsy makes them and she worked with me to select the exact fabric and colors that I wanted.