- A Project For: Parkes
- Age: Newborn
- Location: Atlanta, GA
I knew from the beginning I wanted a green nautical nursery and I wanted it to be a fun place that Parkes would enjoy for years to come. This was the end result and I love it!
Pottery Barn Kids was my biggest inspiration.
Definately traditional - but I wanted his room to be fun and a place that he would enjoy even as a toddler.
Nautical Map- I found a nautical map (in navy) at Pottery Barn Kids (mural is 8ft x10ft) but didn't care for the color so my SIL and I painted the map ourselves. I researched maps of Lake Lanier online and used a projector to assist us with the land and water depth lines. It took a while to complete but was definately worth it.
Painting over the crib - My SIL, who is way more talented than I, painted this for me.
Window coverings & bedding - ordered at Polkatotdesigns. I also got the idea for the drapes from Pottery Barn Kids website; however we made the board ourselves using a 8ft long pre-painted board purchased at home depot and several dowel rods that we cut into 4 inch long pegs. We drilled 3/4 inch. holes into the board and glued the pegs and spray painted the entire thing off white. Total cost was less than $20.
Decorations- I went to Hobby Lobby and Homegoods weekly and picked up anything nautical that I could find. After the room was painted, I picked my favorite accessories and returned the rest.
Glider/Recliner - Purchased at buybuybaby. A must have!!
I love how the curtains turn out. I will say that they are not practical if you want to open/close them regularly but we leave them shut now so he can sleep in!
I also love the bedding - the bumpers are reversible so I have two pattern options.
Take your time and buy things when you see them even if you don't know if you can use it. I ended up taking a lot of stuff back but it gave me great options!
Also- don't compromise! I knew that I wanted a green room for my little boy and had a very difficult time finding nautical bedding that wasn't navy and red. So- I scratched the "nautical" bedding and went for the colors I loved and then incorporated the theme via the artwork, mural & accessories.
Posted on February 15, 2012
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