Rory’s 0thst Birthday Present – Forest Nursery

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Hand-painted murals and furniture to make a full experience forest nursery.

Design Inspiration

Lambs and Ivy Echo nursery theme, Sleeping Beauty forest (original Disney animation), Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, Where the Wild Things Are, video games.

Decorating Style

Immersive and cozy

Project Details

Hand painted mural on walls, doors, and ceiling using zero VOC paints from Sherwin Williams.  Dressers hand painted and decorated.  Mushroom lamp table modified using wood putty as paper mache with hand painted shade.

Lambs and Ivy Echo accessories.

Davinci Kalani crib.

Dream On Me Glider with ottoman with hand-made leaf skirts.

Smithsonian glow in the dark solar system.

Folkmanis puppets, FAO animals hung on hand-made toy chains (using plastic chain and plant-to-stake clips).



Favorite Items

The mushroom lamp table.  It looks like a normal mushroom during the day, and a starry night style mushroom when lit at night.

Also, the pregnant tree and the doors.


Commit to completely finishing each layer.  This gives the mural much more depth and helps to make a small space not get swallowed up in the complete coverage of the walls.

Plan ahead for where your furniture will be so you don't have to cover something you loved painting.

Even though I used no VOC paints (I waited for a paint sale to purchase to save a little money), I still wore a mask the entire time because I was painting while pregnant.

Use a limited color palate to keep the feeling consistent.  Choose inviting and warm colors with strong contrasts to not loose  the details.

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