I spent 10 long weeks on bed rest following a preterm labor scare at 24 weeks gestation. They were the scariest weeks of my life. I threw myself into planning the nursery to avoid scouring the preemie discussion boards. I had great aspirations for expensive decor but I felt obligated to spend as little as possible since I was out of work not making money. I made what I could and bought inexpensive items online after extensive research. I spent maybe 20 hours researching poufs alone. I even spent hours learning how to make origami from YouTube videos. The room was the perfect distraction and and was one of the only reasons I didn't go crazy in those 10 weeks. The nursery is now a bright and colorful celebration of the miracle that is Flynn.
I loved looking at etsy, pinterest and project nursery. I knew I wanted to do a woodland theme, but with bright and fun colors. I painted the accent wall and the dresser first. From there, everything fell into place.
Fun, eclectic, whimsical but practical
Paint Colors: Olympic Dusty Yellow and Behr Adventure Orange
Crib: 2nd hand Delta
Dresser: DIY project painted with Behr Bayside
Rocking Chair: IKEA
Greatest Adventure Pallet Sign: DIY Project inspired by this etsy art
Ladder Bookshelf: Amazon
Cube Storage: Walmart
Pendant Light: The Land of Nod
Isabelle Rug: HauteLook
F: DIY using cardboard and pictures from a forest book
Owl Table Lamp: The Land of Nod
Book Ledges: IKEA
Mobile: DIY project
Window Treatment: Cards, DIY banner
Hanging Laundry Hamper: DIY using fabric from Fabric.com
White Baskets: Walmart
Colorful Baskets: Bed Bath and Beyond
Star Lights: Ginew on Etsy
Fox Crib Sheet: Babiease on Etsy
Forest Cross Stitch: Handmade
Clock: Gift from Etsy
Beuregard the Wolf: blabla kids
The mobile. A serious labor of love. It began as a simple idea but morphed into something completely different and way better than I could ever imagine. Pictures can't really do it justice. It's Flynn's favorite too! Special thanks to my husband for finding the perfect stick and hanging it up.
Have fun! The nursery is the one place in your house where anything goes. Also, find your rug first. Paint colors are abundant but rugs are not!