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A woodland forest and eclectic nursery for my baby boy. We are in the military and move around a lot so I have to find ways to decorate with out a lot of painting and changes to the room that still looks good!
I am inspired by colors and all things nature. I wanted the room to be colorful but grounded. The room is very DIY but I didn't want it to look too crafty and still masculine. I started out looking for bedding and then went from there. I have a love of owls but didn't want to over due the room with them so I used a more woodland theme in general.
I am crafty but not tacky crafty if that even makes sense. I like to find something that is expensive and make it myself for a fraction of the cost and put my own spin on it. I would say that I am eclectic/vintage/colorful.
Tree wall decals: Handmade by ME!
Tree branch wrapped with green yarn: DIY
Brown wicker table: Homegoods
Shadow Box: DIY but frame from Homegoods
Owls: Hobby Lobby
ABC flash cards: Charley Harper Flash Cards, Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Charley-Harper-Flash-Cards-Puzzles/dp/1934429279/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347297931&sr=8-1&keywords=charley+harper+flash+cards
"O" letter and "Oliver" letters behind crib: Hobby Lobby
Bedding: Custom Made by Camila Wendel
Throw rug: World Market
Lamp: Target but I DIY'd it with ribbon
Picture frames: Target, Hobby Lobby and Michaels
Curtains: I made the gray and teal ones and the white and wood pattern ones are from Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40210925/
Turtle Pillow: Handmade by Ruthie Hankins
Storage containers: Target
Framed "Oliver" above the closet: Handmade by Rebekah Beasley Photographs
Orange fox pillow: Handmade by Amanda Dillon
Crib and changing table: Baby's Dream from Storkland
"O" button picture: DIY
"Oliver" hanging wall decor: Handmade by Lisa Robinson
I love the bedding so much. I picked out the fabric and a friend made it for me. I had her made the blanket in a twin size so it can grown with him.
I love, love LOVE the tree wall decals. I made them myself with white contact paper and for a grand total of about $6! That price makes me love them even more!
I love the handmade items from people who love Oliver. The pillows and "Oliver" frames are adorable and so personal.
I would say to go with what you love, not just try to decorate a girl room in all pink or a boy room in all blue. I probably would have done the same theme of owls and vintage woodland if I had had either a boy or a girl but just tweaked it a bit. After all, you're going to be the person sitting in that room with nothing to look at at 3 AM other than the room; and your adorable baby of course! I tried to buy and make things that could be moved easily with us in all of our moves with being in the military and things that could grow with my baby.