Pink and yellow nursery made with lots of love. Many things in the nursery were custom made by family.
I could never have come up with such a fun nursery if it wasn't for Pinterest. I created a board and found tons of DIY ideas and nursery inspirations in no time. The nursery I got the most inspiration from was London's Big Girl Room featured here- http://projectnursery.com/projects/londons-big-girl-room-2/ - Thankfully the author had an Etsy store where I was able to purchase many of the prints off for the gallery wall.
Fun, Handmade, Eclectic, Vintage, Happy!
Dresser- French Provential Chest of Drawers purchased from an antique store and refinished yellow by my wonderful inlaws. Initially we thought just lightly sanding it to get the top coat off and spray painting it would be enough but they ended up needing to use a primer for some pieces first. Tips: 1. Buy all of the color you are using that the store has on the shelf! It was difficult to find additional cans of the same color when we needed it. 2. Make sure it is warm enough outside to spray paint! We did it in our unheated garage and some days in Northeast Ohio Spring got in the 50's which was way too cold to spray paint. The cold causes fish eyes that needed sanded and refinished.
Button Frame- Made by me using a pin from Etsy as an inspiration. There are many sellers on Etsy that create custom button art but my favorite was letterperfectdesigns. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit into a shadowbox frame I had from Pottery Barn. Then I laid out the buttons until I was satisfied and craft glued them onto the paper.
Piggy Bank- A gift from Mud Pie purchased by my sister
Flowers and Ceramic Owls- Michaels
Gallery Wall Art- Many purchased from Etsy sellers westeightythird and karimachal. Name Frame made by me using a circuit to cut out the letters. Wish Upon A Star purchased by my husband from Hobby Lobby. Frames from Hobby Lobby and Michaels sprayed white by my husband.
Curtains- Made by me from JoAnn's 45'' Home Essentials Print-Rimbaud Pink. All I did was cut the panels the appropriate length then use iron on hem tape to hem the top and bottoms. Super easy!
Crib and Changing Table- DaVinci Jenny Lind purchased from Amazon from grandma and grandpa
Crib Skirt- Made by me with help from my aunt using Joel Dewberry's Heirloom Collection Fabric Blockade Blossom Pattern in Dandelion. After reading many crib skirt tutorials we kind of made up our own way to make the crib skirt. First we cut and serged 4 panels: one for each side and two halves for the front. I then velcroed them on the crib frame to the height I wanted. This allowed us to only need 2 yards of fabric which cut the costs way down!
Quilt on Crib- Made by my mom with Alexander Henry Larkspur in Bloom color Soft Nude with Larkspur Circles on opposite side.
Chandelier- Craigslist find spray painted white by my husband.
Decals- Birds & Cages from SissyLittle.com
Glider- Newco Serenity Classic Swivel Glider in Tan Chenille purchased from Babies R Us. We weren't going to get a glider but saw this and really liked it since it can be easily repurposed later. We also were able to purchase the floor model for half the cost so that made our decision really simple!
Stuffed Owl- Picked out by Bobbi's 2 yr old brother Jack at Pier 1.
Pouf- Made by my mom using Amy Butler's 18" gum drop pillows pattern and Joel Dewberry's Heirloom Collection Fabric Blockade Blossom and Opal Patterns in Dandelion. Tip: Use the Morning Glory Premium Polyester Fiberfill, 5 lb. Box from Walmart for under $12. Much cheaper than buying the bags!
Rug- 3x5 Faux Sheepskin Area Rug from HomeDecorators.com in Pink. The rug was a huge deal. First I couldn't decide on a size until the room was put together by then I didn't want to spend as much on it. I originally wanted a high quality rug from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child then I found some options on RugsUSA.com but finally found this for a great price and it fit perfectly!
Butterflies- Cut out of scrapbook paper using Martha Stewart craft punches and a Circuit. All we did to apply them to the wall was fold the butterflies in half and used a tiny bit of Loctite 1087306 2-Ounce Pack Fun-Tak Mounting Putty.
Mirror Frame- Ung Drill Mirror from Ikea spray painted yellow by my husband. We'll put the mirror back in it after her newborn pictures.
Cross- Gift from a friend
Love Wall Hooks- Purchased by my husband from Hobby Lobby
Outfits- Both gifts- left one is from Hallmark and right one is from Mud Pie.
My favorite item is definitely the dresser. It was even better than the yellow dresser that I pinned on Pinterest. It took me a long time to find the perfect dresser and a lot of time for my inlaws to refinish it perfectly. We were originally thinking of getting different handles but I really liked the ones that came with it. My husband spray painted them white and they were perfect!
Take your time, gather lots of ideas, and put it all together slowly. There were many ideas I wanted to incorporate that I decided against as it was all coming together. Start with the things that mean the most to you and be flexible. Don't be scared of DIY things and don't be scared to ask for help. I was lucky to have family members help me with sewing things since I am not patient enough to sew. Even though nothing came out perfectly, the things that were handmade with love meant the most. I definitely suggest utilizing Pinterest to gather ideas. I didn't find everything on there but things I found elsewhere I pinned to my Nursery board so I was able to easily find the ideas and tutorials.
Tuesday 5th of June 2012
Not only very pretty, but so personal . . . I love how the whole family pitched in to create this special nursery!
Monday 4th of June 2012
Another "Pinspired" room :) I personally find it difficult to get a room organized via pinterest because I suck at sourcing the pieces. I mean it's great if the pins includes a tip on where to buy it, but most of the pins I like are personal stuff and it will be difficult to find a piece just like it. So this is why I admire your room very much!
Monday 4th of June 2012
Most beautiful nursery. So cheery!