Henry's elephant nursery was a work of love! I had so much fun finding and creating unique pieces to add to the space. I chose aqua and yellow along with gray as my main colors and incorporated elephants into the theme for a fun twist.
I had so much fun browsing the photo galleries on Project Nursery as well as Pinterest for inspiration. I wanted a soothing space that felt put together and timeless. I painted the birch trees and birds behind the crib as a focal point in the room and created a color palette of yellow, aqua, gray and white. I did a lot of shopping on Etsy for unique, one of a kind pieces as well as doing my own DIY projects. I knew I wanted to create a space that was restful yet playful and one that Henry could enjoy for many years to come. My mom and I had a wonderful time working on Henry's nursery together!
The Provincial style dresser/ mirror was a Craigslist purchase and was painted using Annie Sloan chalk paint (mixing colors: Old White with Provence). Some distressing was added to create a shabby chic look.
I painted the trees and birds by first looking at images of decals that appealed to me and then using pencil to draw in most of what I later painted. It took some patience, but I feel it was well worth it!
Elephant hot air balloon mobile: Etsy shop: TayloredWhimsy
Framed elephant prints: Etsy shop: trafalgarssquare
Elephant fabric diaper caddy on dresser: Etsy shop: hipbabyboutique
Patchwork quilt hanging over crib: Etsy shop: dezignzbyliz
Book shelves: IKEA
Crib, bedding and bedskirt: Pottery Barn Kids
Yellow side table, aqua lamp, Metal "H": Hobby Lobby w (Rochester, MN)
Elephant hamper, white sheer curtains: Amazon
Hot air balloon with elephants on dresser: Hand made by my mom
Gray and white glider & ottoman: Babies R Us
Changing pad cover: Target
The painted tree and bird mural really makes the nursery unique and I loved creating something one of a kind for my little boy. I also love the chalk painted aqua dresser that my husband and I painted together.
Start by searching for rooms that you gravitate to on Project Nursery and Pinterest - sometimes it's just the overall feel to a room that draws you in. Take your time finding unique pieces that speak to you and don't be afraid to do a little DIY of your own. Those pieces usually end up being your favorite!