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This was a "re-do" from my daughter's original nursery since we moved. Originally, she'd had a brown wall with pink polka dots & the other 3 walls were pink. This time, we went with 1 pink wall & the other 3 are a cream color (Elmira White - Sherwin Williams).
I wanted something that functioned for a baby, toddler, & would hopefully be able to grow with her as she does.
What ever the mood strikes...
To do these polka dots, I simply used Microsoft Word & made a circle. I printed it on card stock paper & cut it out. I subsequently made LOTS of circles & cut them out. I then used scotch tape to put them on the wall until I was happy with the layout. I didn't want an organized pattern to the dots. Once I liked the position, I simply traced lightly with pencil on the wall & then hand painted each polka dot in Elmira White (Sherwin Williams) on top of the pink paint (Rosey Outlook - Benjamin Moore).
I used brown as an accent color in the room. The chandelier came from All Kids Lamps (.com). The chandelier is brown with pink lamp shades & brown ties on the shades. The other brown in the room is on the letters spelling out her name (and the pink polka dots on the letters). The letters are attached to a wood board, so they won't fall or move. The letters were purchased from Michael's craft store & hand painted.
The chair in the room is my husband's grandmother's & a slip cover was made for the chair. I pondered the fabric choice long & hard & ultimately loved the striped compliment to the polka dots. The striped fabric also shows up in a door runner into the bathroom & again in the hanging book sling in her reading nook. The lamp on the side table was a $5 Craigslist buy that I recovered in the same fabric as the chair. There's an easy You Tube tutorial on recovering a lamp shade that I used. Its a great way to get exactly the shade you want.
The chair in the reading nook is from Land of Nod. All of the furniture is from Pottery Barn Kids. The crib (which has been converted to the toddler bed at this point) also functions as headboard for a full-sized bed. The area rug is also from Pottery Barn Kids.
The "fairy door" is a tiny 5-6" tall door that I hand painted. I found it on Etsy (they sell them unfinished). We put it on a small storage access door in her room.
The shelf above the changing table (which isn't serving as a changing table any longer) was inspired by a Pottery Barn Kids catalog page that had a shelf like this. I had a carpenter come in & put it in to match the one in the catalog.
The roman shades were done by Calico Corners (as was the fabric on them).
The chair that we had a slip cover made for (since its a family furniture piece).
Play around with color schemes & walls. I love having one accent wall in a room. Stencils are an easy way to create an accent wall. Stencils can be hand done on a computer, or purchased online to achieve a great accent wall.