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A Through Z


Break out the jars of “Mod Podged” people because after visiting Beck’s nursery, you are going to want to copy this look. I personally love this one – with a big heart around the ABC wall! Congrats to Mom Stephanie who thought of everything from A through Z. Read on to see what I mean…

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for the room came from a picture of an alphabet wall I found in a local magazine. I searched everywhere for random letters until I found all 26. After some re-painting, the letters were hung and the ABC wall was complete. For the other wall I wanted something fairly simple to avoid the room being too busy. I was inspired by a past Project Nursery design found on your blog for the animal prints. Other inspiration comes from magazine and web searching.

Decorating Style

I don’t know that I have a specific style. I enjoy all aspects of design. I love color especially for a kids room. I find that I love anything from Pottery Barn and Land of Nod.

Project Details

My husband and I recently repainted the whole house so when it came time to do the baby’s room, the idea of painting again was not exactly something I was up for. We decided to keep the neutral wall color. I brought in color through the letters which I painted in different shades of red, blue, and green. For some of the letters I mod-podged scrapbook paper onto the surface of the letter. I consider myself a bargain shopper so I’m proud to say that I never paid more than $10 for a letter. If it wasn’t the right color, I made it right. The crib and bedding are from Target. The bookshelf and toy bins are from Ikea. The dresser was a hand me down from my mother. I repainted it and changed the knobs to give it a more up to date look. The animal prints are by Yuko Lau. I purchased the prints from for just under $10 and then bought the frames from Ikea. The white mirror I found at a local consignment shop. The rocker/recliner is from The RC Willey Outlet.

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room is my ABC wall. My favorite letter is the over sized button ‘O’ that I found marked way down at Downeast Home. I believe it is originally from Pottery Barn. I love all the little details in the room. The vintage red truck, the mini rocker, the toy bins are just some of my other favorites.


I love to find great designs and then make them my own. Look in magazines, blogs, even pay close attention to the way a room is decorated from a favorite movie or TV show. There is so much out there to be inspired by. Don’t give up on something that is out of your budget. You can always find something similar that is cheaper. If not, then make it yourself. Don’t be afraid to search for what you want. Also look for things that can be used in other ways. I found a green planter box that I’m using beside the changing pad to hold diapers and lotions. Be creative!

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  1. avatar Haley says:

    Where did you find the button?

  2. avatar Letisha says:

    I absolutely love you wall!!  Would you be willing share a few sizes of your letters, it would really help use to get the same effect as I have never seen one as great as yours!!

  3. avatar preschooldoll says:

    Adore that alphabet wall. It has been tried to be copied many times, and it pops up often, when I do searches. It’s a favorite children’s room element of mine. Period!

  4. avatar Stephanykuhlman says:

    I absolutely love your nursery design. You are so creative. Great job!

  5. avatar stacychalmers11 says:

    I love the alphabet wall!!! What are the range of sizes of the letters? Biggest size & smallest size? Thanks.

  6. avatar admin says:

    Salvagenation says:

    December 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    If you want the look, then I have the letters in all shapes and sizes, this picture has been sent to me countless times as people show me what they want me to help them build.


    Start building your wall now. Mention this : projectnursery and I’ll refund 10% of your purchase price.

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    Shauna says:

    October 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    What size frames from Ikea?

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    Su says:

    July 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Absolutely LOVE the alphabet!! Will totally use the idea!!! Thanks for your creativity and sharing your artwork. It works so well for the nursery!

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    Little Apple Design LA says:

    July 13, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Heather,
    I think the bedding is exclusive to Target only so ebay may be your best bet. If you are looking for something similar, have you seen the Skip Hop Mod Dot set? One of our blog sponsors Baby Earth carries it.

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    Heather says:

    July 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Fantastic design! Do you have a link to where I could buy the crib bedding online? I have looked all over but can’t find it. I don’t think Target sells it anymore but could not find it on eBay. Thank you!

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    Brooke Rechtin says:

    June 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I can make these letters in an array of colors, patters, and sizes.. A customer saw these letters and came to me for some help. I love love love this idea and think the letters are going to turn out great!! If anyone else is interested visit my site on Etsy.


    Just found this website and I love it, it has given me some fantastic ideas as well. Im due in September!!

  12. avatar admin says:

    Midwest Multiproducts » Blog Archive » Real Rooms: A through Z | Project Nursery says:

    June 3, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    […] to find great designs and then make them my own. Look in magazines, blogs, even pay close … Go to Source Date June 4th, 2009 Filed in […]

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    Mike says:

    June 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I love those letters. Do they come as a complete set or can you buy them individually to spell out your child’s name?

    Love to hear more details.


  14. avatar admin says:

    Little Apple Design LA says:

    June 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Air – You’ll have to send us yours too!

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    Air says:

    June 1, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    So glad to see someone from Utah on here!!! Also I recently did an alphabet wall in my little girl Savannah’s room! Its so interesting that we had the same idea and executed it differently!