A Project For
Being my first child's nursery I always knew I wanted it to be super special and over the top. When I found out we were having a girl I began the hunt for the perfect color scheme. My best friend Jessica is an amazing designer and together we came up with the color scheme which started as Navy and Coral and kind of expanded from there. This project is all the works of my super crafty/creative friend Jessica. Through her ideas , the handy craft of her and my husband, and lots of decision making, we wound up with the nursery of my dreams. It's much more beautiful than anything I could have dreamed of.
The inspiration for this project was colorful vintage. We wanted a less than typical baby girls room which she could grow with. As a lover of pink it was hard not to go straight to that when deciding on a little girls room decor, however, coral is so beautiful and one of my favorite colors. Once I came upon this color scheme I knew this was the direction we had to go!
As I said before, the design of this room was created by my friend Jessica and I would say her style is modern-vintage. We knew driving this project in the vintage direction would be a huge money saver as we could find thrift store items and construct a lot of things DIY. I couldn't be happier with the room. I think it is truly one of a kind.
We started off painting the room all Benjamin Moore Downpour Blue with one accent wall painted with Behr Country Dairy. My husband then used a stencil from cutting edge stencil and painted the stencil in the downpour blue.
As mentioned before, the majority of this room was DIY projects. The only thing purchased outside of a flea market or craigslist was the crib. Jessica found the crib from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child and she convinced me that it was the only way to go! I'm in love with this beautiful crib and it looks even better converted into a toddler bed! It's perfect for our little girl!
The bedding, curtains, throw pillow, and rug were hand sewn by Jessica. The bedding is a combination of fabrics with a fitted sheet, removable bumper pillows, and a tiered ruffle crib skirt. I LOVE the crib skirt. All fabrics were purchased on etsy.
The dresser was actually something we already had. It was my husbands childhood dresser and we were using his old furniture in our spare bedroom. We had decided it would be a great piece to re-do even pre baby so that was a no brainer. The color used on them was Behr Youthful Coral The nightstands on each side of the crib were purchased on craigslist, painted by Jessica and my husband, and the new hardware was purchased from hobby lobby. The trunk which we use as a toy chest was an awesome flea market find as was the rocking chair and side table. We painted both of them as well. The lamp on the side table was a goodwill find which we painted and Jessica hand monogrammed the lamp shade. Another vintage addition which we love is the little rocking horse which was actually my husbands as a child! It fit perfectly!
The shelves were handmade by Jessica and my husband. I love the look of them. They are simply wood purchased from Lowe's and painted with a weathered barn wood stain. They shelving fixtures were purchased from hobby lobby and painted.
The lamps on the nightstands were a flea market find which we painted. The ruffled burlap shades were handmade by myself and Jessica.
The sunburst mirrors, "you are my sunshine" canvas', and fabric hoops were all pinterest DIY projects. They turned out excellent and were well worth the time invested.
The chandelier was an awesome craigslist find and only cost us $20. It was brass when we got it and we painted it turquoise to match the lamps!
It's hard to say what my favorite is. I think I would have to say my top favorite would have to be the accent wall which was hand painted by my husband and the over sized framed "P" constructed by my best friend. Both of them put so much hard work into that wall that it represents the biggest labor of love to me. A close second and third would have to be the dresser/changing table which we re-painted and her crib which I'm ridiculously in love with due to the classic feminine look of it!
Use your resources!! This room was about 90% DIY. We turned to pinterest, craigslist, and local flea markets to find all our treasures. The room has gotten rave reviews from family and friends and was all constructed on a budget!