With little money and guided by a budget I knew I wanted to design a nursery for my son that reflected who we are, and one with personality and creativity. I wanted it to be a special place for him to sleep, play and grow. I feel I achieved it to my liking!
I wanted something colorful and modern, but also had a retro/vintage twist. I had been researching blogs for months and was guided into the direction I wanted, starting with the tissue puffs. I was very drawn to them because they are so cute and whimsical. This room is not babyish, it's fun and playful, and I think will serve as a wonderful place for our son.
I love decorating with white furniture and color accents. It gives the room a sense of simplicity but at the same time the colors really catch your attention and pull the room all together.
Owl Lamp and lampshade: Target. This lamp came with a black lampshade. I decided to get a different lampshade that would go with the vibe I wanted.
Rocking Chair/Recliner: I was visiting my friend who happen to be having a garage sale that day and she was selling this chair. When I sat in it she then offered it to me for free. I LOVE IT!!!!
Side table: a friend gave this to me when it was stained brown in it's original condition. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect right next to our rocker. I first sanded it down, then painted it white. I added the knob which I painted turquoise.
Hanging Mesh Owl: purchased along time ago, don't remember where I got it.
Ceramic Owls: eBay
Hoot Hoot Hoot Owl Print: Zulily, frame found at thrift store and re-painted turquoise.
Letter Blocks: Cinnamon Sticks - Hammondsport, NY
Corner shelves: Handmade by my dad, and then I spray painted them aqua.
Yellow shelves: Handmade by my dad, and then I painted them yellow.
For I Know The Plans I Have For You Elephant Art Print: amyjdelightful Etsy Store http://www.etsy.com/shop/amyjdelightful?ref=seller_info, frame purchased at Michaels.
Grey Mirror: Found at a thrift store. This was originally white, so I sanded it and painted it grey with Martha Stewart craft paint.
Wooden elephant: I found this at a thrift store. It was originally part of a lamp and had bright red and different colors decorated all over it. I first sanded it down and re-painted it with Martha Stewart craft paint.
Chevron K in Frame: I made the chevron print on the letter K by stenciling the chevron pattern and then painting it aqua and white using Michael's craft paints. The frame was found at a thrift store in it's original condition in a pea green color, so I sanded it down and painted it a glossy white.
Solar Owl: Gift from a friend, but purchased at Lundeen's gift shop- Culver City, CA
BlaBlaDoll: Lundeen's gift shop- Culver City, CA
Wooded Owl Plaque: gift from Mother in Law
We Made a Wish and You Came True Plaque: handmade gift from a friend
Chevron Animal Prints: I designed these and then had my amazing cad artist friend make them for me. I purchased the frames at Michaels.
Tissue puff balls: handmade by me
Vintage baby scale: given to me from a friend
Owl plush: gift from a friend from Pier 1 Imports
Orange/Turquoise Giraffe: Target
Changing table/dresser: purchased off Craigslist, then re-sanded and re-painted white. Painted the knobs turquoise.
Hamper: Koala Baby from Babies R Us.
Diaper Pail: Baby Trend Diaper Champ, gift from Buy Buy Baby.
Crib: gift from my friends. Graco Charleston- purchased at Target.
Crib bedding: Dwell Studio Menagerie- Target http://www.target.com/p/DwellStudio-for-Target-Menagerie-3pc-Baby-Bedding-Set/-/A-13004403?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=|13004403&CPNG=home&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=13004403
Crib bumper: I knew I didn't want the bumper on the inside of the crib, after hearing mixed ideas about it, so I researched other ways to utilize them and found some inspiration to put it on the outside. I wanted it simply for decor, so I think it worked out perfect.
Owls decals: gift from mother in law
Bookshelves: made by my dad, and painted yellow
Owl painting: handmade by my husband's Aunt.
Zebra roll toy and wooded giraffe music maker: gift from my brother from when he went to Kenya.
Bicycle print: free printable off the internet- Frame purchased at Michaels.
Stripes and leaves print: scrapbook paper in frames, both from Michaels.
Mini baskets: Cost Plus World Market
Paper Owl on top of blankets: made by a friend that was used in a diaper cake she made me.
Crane humidifier: gift, purchased at Buy Buy Baby.
I LOVE my rocking chair, it is extremely comfortable and super cute. Goes perfectly with the room. I of course don't have just one, but I also love the owl lamp and tissue puffs, because of the personality it adds to this space.
I think having an inspiration really helped narrow down my vision. I felt all over the place at first, but after doing my research I was able to pinpoint specific ideas I knew I wanted in the room. Once I had a direction, I was on a roll. I also suggest DIY because it is affordable and alot of fun to create! Stop by thrift stores for things you think you might be able to re-vamp, it'll add such a nice touch!
That owl painting is lovely! I also like that cute little sign or quote and the three cute little artworks below it.
This nursery is clean and lovely, and I guess the best thing about it is that it was done on a limited budget. This proves that you don’t really have to spend so much to come up with a nice and pretty space.