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Design Reveal: Calm And Cool

Corporate Creative Director by day and Crafty Do-It-Yourselfer by night. SF gal Natalie Hansen has a knack for interior design. Just check out her blog Project Nursery would like to give Natalie kudos for recently being featured on one of our very favorite blogs, Design*Sponge which showcases her fabulous $12 DIY lamp revamp.

Our Project of the Week is Natalie’s cool, calm baby nursery, otherwise know as the “Lombard Street Project“. With a budget of $500, Natalie created a contemporary gender neutral baby nursery for her clients. Natalie painted the entire room a sea foam green (with low VOC) herself. She was inspired by IKEA for their amazing storage solutions and minimalistic style but also incorporated a personal touch with some crafty wall art.

“I painted small cherry blossom style branches in two corners and one right above the door. I also hand drew a hippo and a giraffe on some of my favorite paper patterns from Paper Source and glued these figures to the wall. (They come off easily and won’t leave a mark on the wall). “

Our favorite feature is the stuffed animal art. A 49 cent stuffed animal and $6 shadow box frame – IKEA of course! A brilliant, inexpensive idea for nurseries everywhere…Very cool Natalie!

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Wednesday 28th of August 2013

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Tuesday 6th of May 2008

Hi Hillary- I used a regular non-toxic glue stick from Paper Source. If I had to do it again, I would use rubber cement. Put it on both sides - on the paper (all the way to the edge) and on the wall. It will make a stronger bond. If you want to remove the paper from the wall....just pull the paper and run your hand over the wall. The rubber cement will rub off for easy removal. Hope this helps. -Natalie


Monday 5th of May 2008

I want to know what kind of glue she used to affix the giraffe and hippo to the walls! What a great idea!!!!!

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Tuesday 29th of April 2008

The idea is brilliant. Simple and cheap. The stuffed animals look really cute in there. I guess it can be modified to use other things inside for other rooms as well.


Monday 28th of April 2008

Very soothing and simple. I like it alot.