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DIY Agate Theme Nursery


We were unsure of the gender of our first child so we wanted a theme that would be fun for both. Hence, the colorful nature elements. All kids love nature so I couldn't go wrong.

With every room I design in my home, it all seems to start with a single inspiration, or piece, to get the theme going. This theme all began with a beautiful woven "toy box" I found at Homegoods. It was gender neutral in color and so darling, so I just took my direction from that piece for the room colors. I found some perfect furniture pieces at random warehouse sales and thrift stores that had feminine details, they just needed color to make them gender neutral. I found an old Ethan Allen dresser and a beautiful glass door armoire! Then I matched Annie Sloan chalk paint in the perfect shades to compliment the toy box. The ones I used were: Napoleonic blue, Barcelona orange, and English yellow.

Next was the nature/driftwood element. I wanyed to include nature from our surroundings, so We drove up to a friends house in Duluth, Minnesota and collected a few pieces from the shores of Lake Surperior for a handmade & local touch. These pieces became the angel wings and the agate wall hangings I made. Agate slices I found at a local rock shop for $1 a piece and the rope is from Home Depot. The slices are hung with fishing line. For the angel wings I hot glued pieces that fit nicely together on to a plywood angel wing cut out. That's it!

Then, I found the perfect orange agate drawer pulls at Cost Plus World Market for the dresser and armoire. To top it off I randomly found an orange agate slice lamp at Homegoods to tie it all together!

The Perit Pehr crib sheets and blanket were a no-brainier since they included all the colors in the room, but the alphabet pattern was subtle enough to not overwhelm the cute yellow Jenny Lind crib from Target.

Finally, the stripes on the accent wall were made by combining the three Annie Sloan colors in different ways to make several different hues for the stripes. I just created different guck was stripes by using different thickness tapes.

This project was so meaningful and fun to put together, so I hope it inspires you to put a local and personal touch in your little angel's space too!