- A Project For: Scarlett
- Age: 6 months
- Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Scarlett's Pink and Gray Nursery
I wanted the baby’s nursery to feel soft, relaxing, and feminine. I steered clear from your typical “baby themes” and instead decorated it with items I loved. Many of the items I actually already had around the home, like the rocking chair and night stand that she simply spray painted white to match. I also made sure there were plenty of books on hand for Scarlett. A lot of the the items were DIY projects, including the Keep Calm and Dream On print, alphabet print, and bunting print. I also made the butterfly mobile hanging above her crib. It is possible to make a nice nursery without shelling out a ton of money.
Clean and fresh, with pops of color.
Dresser, Bookshelf, Mirror (originally black, was spray painted pink): Ikea
Knobs on Dresser: Anthropologie
Crib: Graco – Victoria
Crib Bumper Pads and Skirt: Made by baby’s grandmother
Crib sheet: Dwell Studio for Target
Quilt on Rocking Chair: Made by a relative
You and Me print: Lilla Rogers Studio
Cowgirl Print: Trafalgar’s Square on Etsy
Pink Light: Pier 1 imports
Butterfly Mobile, Keep Calm and Dream On print, Alphabet Print, Bunting print: DIY by mom Kristin
Butterfly Onesie: DIY by mom Kristin
Lamb Hat: Etsy
Flower Headband: Ladybug Bowtique on Etsy
Photos by Kristin Rogers Photography — kristinrogersphotography.com
DIY instructions for the mobile:
For the mobile, I purchased 3 wooden embroidery hoops, a small, medium, and large size. Using just the inner hoops, I drilled holes on each side of them and inserted a wooden dowel through each of them, holding them all together. I then glued the dowel in place with wood glue and spray painted it white. Using 2 different size butterfly paper punches (purchased at Michaels craft store), I punched a bunch of butterflies out on white cardstock paper. I poked a hole through the middle of each butterfly using a pin and strung them on clear jewelry string tying a knot after each butterfly to hold in place. Then I added strings of butterflies until it looked full. Once all the butterflies are added, fold them in half a little so they aren't laying flat. I tied another piece of clear jewelry string on each side of the embroidery hoop and then hung it from the ceiling.
The butterfly mobile that I made.
Pick a color scheme and try to find items that you like that complement them. If you have furniture but it's not the right color, spray paint it to match.
Posted on April 19, 2012
Project By: Kristin
Born and raised in So Cal. Graphic Designer during the day, and mommy to Scarlett.
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