Instead of traditional pink for a girl's nursery, I went with turquoise and used pink for accents. With such a small room, I thought modern, clean-line furniture would be the most appealing. http://ababyadogandablog.blogspot.com/
I was looking for non traditional bedding that did not scream baby. Also, I wanted to paint the walls turquoise and was thrilled when I found the Coco Dot bedding from Pottery Barn Kids.
Recently I have been trending toward a more modern style with some unexpected antique pieces.
- Paint: Tropicana Cabana from Benjamin Moore
- Crib: Baby Mod Parker Crib from Wal-Mart
- Wardrobes: Aneboda Wardrobe from Ikea
- Bedding: Coco Dot from Pottery Barn Kids
- Changing Table: Dwell Studio Silver Lake from Target
- Knobs on the changing table: The Sea Wife
- Mirror: Marshalls (was black and I painted it dark turquoise)
- Curtains: Sheets turned Curtains from HOME at Target
- Valance: Bloom Shower Curtain from Target
- Mobile: Blabla inspired mobile made by my mother-in-law to match perfectly with my colors
- Rocking chair: taken from my parents’ house
- Cushion: Marshalls
- Dresser: craigslist purchase, first painted blue and then turquoise
- Knobs on the dresser: TJ MAXX
- Artwork: Ikea Frames with Baby Shower Cards from Danielle and Diana
- Chandelier: taken from my parents’ house
- Hamper: Marshalls
- All because two people fell in love frame: gift from my Aunt Linda & Uncle Keenan
- First photo frame: gift from my father-in-law
- Birdcage lamp: taken from my parents’ house and repurposed into a lamp with a light kit and some pink spray paint
I love the whole room! But if I had to choose, I would pick the mobile made by my mother in law.
Begin by picking 4 or so colors. So for me, I took the crib sheet and pulled all of my colors from there. I then took the sheet to Benjamin Moore and matched each color to a paint swatch. I taped them all together and carried that around in my purse. I never had to guess if something would match.
Also, shop around! You never know what you might find that can be repurposed into what you need. For example, I created the curtains out sheets and the valance out of a shower curtain.
Check out my blog to learn more about the project.