"It's a world of laughter, a world of tears. It's a world of hopes and a world of fears. There's so much that we share, that it's time we're aware...it's a small world after all! There is just one moon and one golden sun, but a smile means friendship to everyone. Though the oceans are wide and the mountains divide, it's a small world after all!"
We LOVE disney world and are annual passholders...therefore we love it's a small world! It's such a special ride to me. I rode it as a little girl too! For a few years now I've wanted to do our nursery in this theme and finally got to do so. I wanted it to look very much like the ride--and my favorite artist, Mary Blair's beautiful geometric designs on the ride and her ride concept art. I knew I wanted lots of gold and white, but it took me a long time to figure out what other colors I wanted to add. I was very close to doing just golds, silvers, and white like the ride queue at Disney World, but I decided to throw out the silver and add corals, pinks, and mint--still nodding to the tons of gold and white and glitter found on the ride :)
The geometric prints are my absolute fave part of this beautiful ride and concept art. I knew I wanted a WHOLE wall...it took me 4.5 days and LOTS of painters tape...but I did the focal wall by hand. I also added touches of gold glitter papers here and there as some of the shapes. I also painted a lot of the shapes by hand.
Instead of going through each little detail, please note all the products and product links on the right side of the screen!
Made by me and not included in links:
dresser (painted by friend)
several of the arts above the dresser ("2", circles, one golden sun, happiest cruise, world of hopes, etc)
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the round coral pillow in the chair :) I think it's from the At Home store!
The white flokati rugs I taped together from Homgoods :)
I knew I wanted a gallery wall--so I made lots of things and collected lots of items as well! One of my fave things on that wall above the coral dresser (my childhood dresser painted by my friend and face-lifted with new hardware) is the gold heart with the hollywood lights. Those lights remind me so much of the lights on the ride!
My fave thing besides the feature wall is probably the clock face. I knew for a long time I wanted this above the crib, and I needed it to be light in case it fell randomly--at first it was going to be wood! I changed my mind and had a local sign shop cut me a solid white circle from foam board and then I used glitter paper and hot glue to make the face. I also did this with the large buildings (that look like the ride!) on the adjacent wall. I originally had more buildings but took some out so it wouldn't look too busy over there.
I also knew I wanted hot air balloons as a nod to the ending of the ride :)
I couldn't find a cheap flokati WHITE rug (all I could find was tons of ivory!) so I found two small ones at Homegoods and literally duct-taped them together on the back :D
This entire nursery, all the furniture, decor, paint, etc--was probably around $1200. I try to stay cheap!
This nursery is a dream come true for me and really special :) The ride and words to the song are precious--promoting world peace and trying to get us all to relate to one another and see that we really aren't so different after all! I also love all the cultures in the ride and everything the kids can learn about world geography--it's so fun!
Thank you for viewing our nursery! I hope you like it :)