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Blakes DIY Tribal Nursery


I would probably describe Blake's nursery as Tribal Glam.  A mix of wild animals, patterns, bold colors and of course a touch of gold.

Design Inspiration

I think my inspiration came from the Zebra painting I did.  I actually found the picture on pinterest and thought "hmm I bet I could just trace and paint it."  Everything else just came together after that.

Decorating Style

I have pretty modern taste.  I like things that a trending and have no problem redoing a whole room a year later just for fun.

Project Details

This room was done on a small budget and therefore I had to shop cheap and DIY.

First stop IKEA! Plain white crib -spice racks were painted white and turned into bookshelves-plain white sheer curtains got a makeover with leftover coral paint and a chevron design-the simple Hemnes dresser with a changing pad only needed some new pulls to fit the look and the shelves above it got a touch of gold spray paint-then of course a step stool painted mint green so Big bro could be a part of all the action.

Next stop was Michael's and Joannes fabric.  The gallery wall was done $25 total.  I printed a few animal silhouettes, traced them and then painted them on and found the chevron wood pieces on clearance they just needed a touch of paint too.  Blakes name is simply painted paper mache letters and the arrows next to it I covered  with some gold leaf I had lying around.  Add a little ribbon to a dream catcher and viola!

Wayfair is another favorite of mine for the fast free shipping and great deals.  Our glider (enchanted castle, little castles discount brand) and rug (dash co.) were such a bargain and so comfy!

One of my favorite parts about this room though was the herringbone wall, which is a labor of love.  But cheap and effective since you only need a roller, quart of paint and some tape.

Favorite Items

It would have to be the teepee, that flower garland on top was the perfect touch to make the tribal theme girly.  And Blakes big bro Hudson loves to read her every book in the house while sitting in it.


I like to look at all the things I can't afford to buy and figure out how to replicate them on a dime.

If you attempt that herringbone wall you will need a lot of patientce and frog tape.

Spray paint is my new best friend...lets just paint the world gold.


Saturday 29th of August 2015

I bought the tepee from, its pretty big but was a great price. I just added a bit of paint myself and made a floral garland to wrap around the top.


Sunday 23rd of August 2015

Where is the teepee from? Beautiful!!!