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…
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.
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.
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 firstartsource.net 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.
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!
Sunday 12th of February 2012
Where did you find the button?
Thursday 27th of January 2011
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!!
Tuesday 3rd of August 2010
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!
Monday 19th of April 2010
I absolutely love your nursery design. You are so creative. Great job!
Tuesday 9th of February 2010
I love the alphabet wall!!! What are the range of sizes of the letters? Biggest size & smallest size? Thanks.