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Kaiven’s Space Nursery


In searching for inspiration for Kaiven's room, I found that most boy nurseries felt like an extension of the mom - Just another room for her - I wanted this space nursery to be for him and not for me. I also wanted the space to be able to grow with him.


Design Inspiration

I took inspiration for the black and white wall from images of Ferm Living Half Moon wallpaper that i've seen and of course, Pinterest gave me tons of inspiration. I am drawn to the black and white nurseries, but wanted to make it "my own" by adding the navy accents.

Project Details

All of the furniture, the rug, and the light fixture are from IKEA. You can't beat the prices at IKEA, man.

We used a friend's projector to project images of constellations on the wall that we then traced using a ruler and paint pens. The larger stars were made using a stamp. (Fun fact: the stamp we used was actually a compass and my husband used an exact-o knife to cut off the N, S, E, and W, letters as well) smaller stars are just dots that my 4 yr old helped draw.

All paintings on the wall are original art that I painted with acrylic paint for Kaiven.

The light fixture is from IKEA, and my husband bought some copper piping to give it an atomic look.

Favorite Items

I'm obsessed with the rocket ship painting. The clouds behind the rocket were painted with acrylic paint that I watered down really thin to give it a more watercolor look.
I also love the 3 UFOs that I snuck in the half moons....can you find them? (hint: it's not hard)


i'd probably suggest that you just buy the Ferm Living wallpaper, because painting the half moon wall took 2.5 days of painting and endless cycle of Fergie singing "my hump my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump" in my head!  I wouldn't wish that on anyone!

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  2. avatar Khyathi says:

    What brand/size paint pen did you use for the constellations. Did you use Silver color?

  3. avatar chrystal says:

    Hi! LOVE the room! What’s the paint color for the constellation wall?

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  5. avatar Courtney Guay says:

    I am doing the same thing to my babys room. When you projected your images onto the wall did you use a constellation map to make the stars in their accurate spots? Or did you just project constellations at random?

  6. avatar Xochitl says:

    Where is the rug from?

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  8. avatar Brittany says:

    What brand/size paint pen did you use for the constellations and about how big were the stars made from the stamp? Thanks!

  9. avatar FunKrista says:

    MaeB – yes i am. email me and we can coordinate.

  10. avatar MaeB says:

    Are you still selling those curtains??

  11. avatar FunKrista says:

    @kaci girl! i feel your pain! when we first did this project i sat staring at the wall, hugging my knees and rocking back and forth whining about how hard life is! Since we did this nursery, we have also moved so….i got to do the whole thing all over again. (boo) do you think i tackled this project fearlessly the second time around bc i’m a professional constellation painter now? NO. again. i sat in the floor hugging my knees rocking back and forth!

    but. this is the image i used both times:

    i want to see pics when you are done!!!!!

  12. avatar Kaci says:

    @funkrista – we are ready to embark on this wall for my new babe’s room! Did you have a fave image you used with the projector? I am so afraid of doing it wrong…which is silly, I know. lol

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  14. avatar FunKrista says:

    @justina – the pipe we used is about 1/2″ wide. we got it from the plumbing dept. of Lowe’s. My husband got some little copper clamps and then just clamped the two together at the top where you can’t really see it. We moved recently and get to redo this whole look all over again (yikes) but IKEA no longer sells these pendants. Big ole’ giant “boo” there. but they do have something similar that we are going to attempt to recreate this look. hopefully it turns out as cool!

  15. avatar FunKrista says:

    @monica – they are from urban outfitters. we have recently moved and the window in his new room is too tall for these curtains. i’d be happy to pass them along to you for 50$ for the set (orig. $39ea.)

  16. avatar justina says:

    Hello, I was searching a light for my kid room and your’s is absolutely amazing! I’m thinking of doing something similar, do you know the diameter of copper piping? And can you tell me where did you hide the end of pipe? ;) Thank you!!

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  18. avatar monica says:

    Looks great! I have an off-white, black chevron shag carpet that I’m struggling to find curtain fabric for. I love the curtains you have, do you remember where they are from?

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  20. avatar FunKrista says:

    @wendy – the blue is Valspar Indigo Streamer
    @ak8282 – the cream is Valspar Dogwood Petal

    both are form Lowe’s!

  21. avatar FunKrista says:

    Hey Elle – it’s from IKEA, but the copper bit is an addition that my husband added. We got copper piping from Lowes (i want to say it was about 20$ for the roll?) and he just sort of…haphazardly made it work. :)

  22. avatar Elle says:

    Hi Krista,

    Sorry, just saw that you got it from Ikea, thanks!

  23. avatar Elle says:

    Hi Krista,
    can you please tell me where you got your light from? I love it, its so unique but simple.

  24. avatar wendy says:

    Hi Krista. This is beautiful! What is the color/brand of the blue wall paint? It’s wonderful!

  25. avatar Krista says:

    It’s not wallpaper. I hand painted it.

  26. avatar Heidi says:

    Can you tell me where the constellation wallpaper is from?

  27. avatar sarah says:

    Hello! where are the curtains from? are they blackout?

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  29. avatar ak8282 says:

    what are the paint colors, in particular, the white/cream?
    i love this room!!

  30. avatar krista says:

    Miranda yes! you can absolutely share this!

  31. avatar Miranda says:

    Hi, this is beautiful, can I share this on Instagram? My company makes modern baby wraps and I have a market that loves everything newborn, including beautiful nurseries. I can of course include a link to your page!


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  33. avatar FunKrista says:

    its one that he hooks up to play movies in his backyard on a big screen.
    i don’t know what brand or anything, but we were able to connect it to my laptop and googled images of constellations to put up on the wall.

    were you wanting the specific brand? if so, i will ask him and get back to you!

  34. avatar Kate says:

    Any chance you know the type of projector your friend used? Love this look! You did a great job.