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Flynn’s Colorful Woodland Nursery


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.

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

Fun, eclectic, whimsical but practical

Project Details

Paint Colors: Olympic Dusty Yellow and Behr Adventure Orange

Crib: 2nd hand Delta

Dresser: DIY project painted with Behr Bayside

Knobs: anthropologie

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

Pouf: Walmart

Mobile: DIY project

Wall Art: All from etsy | frames from IKEA| raccoon | bear | dapper fox | owl | fox family | hedgehog

Window Treatment: Cards, DIY banner

Hanging Laundry Hamper: DIY using fabric from

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

Favorite Items

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!

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